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HighSpeedDaddy Review

A dad-centric bag with enough space to pack everything for every occasion or if you have multiple children
highspeeddaddy diaper bag review
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Price:  $120 List
Manufacturer:   High Speed Daddy
By Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Nov 29, 2022
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RANKED
#5 of 12
  • Storage - 35% 8.0
  • Quality - 35% 6.0
  • Ease of Use - 30% 6.0
  • Style - 0% 6.0

The Skinny

For dads looking for a bag to tote around, the HighSpeedDaddy may be a match. The bag's design and material appear more rugged and masculine than some top-ranked diaper bag. It's well-constructed, offers ample storage, and has an impressive number of pockets. There's plenty of storage space to pack all of your diapering essentials, sunscreen, clothing, feeding items, and more. After the diapering years, we think you could use this bag for other purposes, such as travel to the gym or office. While testing, we did notice a few flaws. The insulated pockets didn't perform well, and the weight of the baby wipes can cause this bag to tip over if there's not enough weight in the bag's main compartment. It's also heavier than other options. But, if you can overlook these flaws, we think this bag will get the job done, and it could be a hit for dads needing a bag for life on the go with their baby.
REASONS TO BUY
Storage
Lay flat design
Machine washable changing pad
REASONS TO AVOID
Location of integrated wipes pocket
Heavy
Editor's Note: The HighSpeedDaddy gear review was updated on November 25, 2022. We added new products to the diaper bag review, including this product, and this gear review shares how it performed against others.

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Pros Storage, lay flat design, machine washable changing padExcelent organization, comfortable carry, under the radar designEasy-to-access interior, great price, nice exterior organizationCompact, easy to use, travel-friendlyAffordable, spacious, comfortable to carry
Cons Location of integrated wipes pocket, heavyOnly one carry style, expensive, annoying strapsLacks inner pockets, straps uncomfortableOnly room for 1 cloth diaper (compared to 4-6 disposable diapers)Zipper issues, not well structured
Bottom Line A dad-centric bag with enough space to pack everything for every occasion or if you have multiple childrenAn abundance of pockets offer excellent organization, but with difficult-to-adjust strapsThis easy-to-clean and practical bag has a unique stay-open feature that makes access simple but is not as comfortable to carryA convenient well-made traveling changer with only enough room for the bare necessitiesAn affordable backpack with enough pockets to organize your daily supplies, but low-quality construction
Rating Categories HighSpeedDaddy Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back Skip Hop Mainframe... Skip Hop Pronto Ruvalino Backpack
Storage (35%)
8.0
8.0
6.0
2.0
8.0
Quality (35%)
6.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
2.0
Ease of Use (30%)
6.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
6.0
Style (0%)
6.0
5.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
Specs HighSpeedDaddy Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back Skip Hop Mainframe... Skip Hop Pronto Ruvalino Backpack
Carry Style Backpack Backpack Backpack/Crossbody/Tote Wrist Strap Backpack/Tote
Dimensions 18"W x 18"H x 7.5"D 12"W x 16"H x 5"D 14.8"W x 14.2"H x 6.2"D 12"W x 8"H x 3"D 12"W x 17"H x 8"D
Weight 3.3 lbs 2.34 lbs 1.8 lbs 0.75 lbs 1.9 lbs
Insulated Pocket/Cooler Yes, 2 insulated pockets Yes, 2 insulated pockets Yes, 2 insulated pockets No Yes, 2 insulated pockets
Included Accessories None None None Wipe case None
Cleaning/Care Machine washable changing pad. Machine washable Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent Wipe clean

Our Analysis and Test Results

The owner of HighSpeedDaddy is a Veteran of the US Army Infantry and created this company to inspire men to become the best version of themselves so that they can show up as the best High Speed parent for their families. They offer a discount to the military and all first responders, such as law enforcement, fireman, EMTs, etc.

Performance Comparison


highspeeddaddy diaper bag review - the highspeeddaddy is loaded with pockets and storage space.
The HighSpeedDaddy is loaded with pockets and storage space.
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Likes


The HighSpeedDaddy offers plenty of storage space and pockets, making it one to consider if you tend to overpack, have multiple children, or need plenty of room to pack diapering essentials and gear for a jammed pack day ahead. We packed diapers, wipes, snacks, one of our favorite baby bottles, sippy cups, a blanket, a baby's jacket, and more, and there was room for more.

The HighSpeedDaddy has various large and small storage pockets, which boost functionality and organization.

The overall quality of this bag is excellent. We noticed no construction flaws or issues with stitching or zippers, which is better than some contenders that showed signs of quality issues before much use. The exterior material feels durable, and we think it can endure the wear and tear of use over time. Similar to a high-quality standard backpack, the bag's backside and shoulder straps are padded, plus an adjustable sternum strap and waist strap for additional support for hours of schlepping the bag around.

highspeeddaddy diaper bag review - the backpack offers some padding and strap adjustments to make...
The backpack offers some padding and strap adjustments to make carrying this option more tailored and comfortable.
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The bag's front has a Velcro section to display hook and loop patches to add style and personality if you're interested in purchasing these accessories. HighSpeedDaddy offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty for any defects in material or workmanship for the bag's life. If a product fails due to a manufacturing defect, they will replace it at their discretion.

highspeeddaddy diaper bag review - the insulated pockets did not perform as well as we would like.
The insulated pockets did not perform as well as we would like.
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Dislikes


The HighSpeed Daddy's insulated pockets didn't perform as well as we had hoped. We placed a baby bottle with milk straight from the refrigerator into one of the pockets and took its internal temperature four hours later. The milk went from an internal temperature of 38 degrees to 61 degrees, and we think this temperature difference is too significant to consider the pocket's insulation useful.

The HighSpeedDaddy is boxy and big, and its weight and dimensions are heavier and larger than most of the competition. Therefore, it may be overkill for quick outings with your little one. Plus, tossing it into your stroller's storage bin may be a struggle, whereas smaller and more compact options can be swift to stash and don't take up as much room. The bag offers stroller straps, but we don't recommend hanging any diaper bag from a stroller for safety reasons, as it can increase the potential for a stroller to tip. We suggest measuring your stroller's bin to see if this bag will fit when packed and loaded, or you'll have to wear this bag while out and about.

The design and location of the integrated wipes pocket can cause problems; however, the zipper closure is easy and smooth to operate.

We wish the integrated wipes pocket were placed in a different location on the bag as the weight of baby wipes can cause the bag to fall over, mainly if there's not enough weight inside the bag's main compartment. Also, getting a package offavorite baby wipes through the elasticated opening of the pocket was a little tricky. But, the pocket's design kept our wipes protected and covered.

Also, while the changing pad is machine washable, we could not find information on the bag or the company's website regarding its care instructions.

highspeeddaddy diaper bag review - compared to others, this option offers quality construction and...
Compared to others, this option offers quality construction and material.
Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

Should You Buy the HighSpeedDaddy?


The HighSpeedDaddy is essentially a glorified backpack with features and extra pockets that make diaper changes and life on the go with your baby more manageable. Compared to other options in the competition, we think this bag may appeal to the dad crowd, and considering the bag's construction, we can see it lasting beyond the diapering years. Consider this option if you need extra space for long days with multiple activities or packing gear for more than one child.

What Other Diaper Bags Should You Consider?


The Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back is a higher-ranking contender and one of our favorite diaper bags. It offers excellent organization, functionality, and high-quality construction. And, if you need another reason to love this bag, the entire thing is machine washable, whereas the HighSpeedDaddy is not.

Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Review Team
 

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