Ruvalino Backpack Review
Pros: Affordable, spacious, comfortable to carry
Cons: Zipper issues, not well structured
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|Pros||Affordable, spacious, comfortable to carry||Comfortable to carry, completely insulated, versatile||Easy to access interior, great price, nice exterior organization||Compact, easy to use, good for travel||Durable, unisex style, comfortable to carry|
|Cons||Zipper issues, not well structured||Difficult to clean, no laptop pocket||Lacks inner pockets, straps uncomfortable||Only room for 1 cloth diaper (compared to 4-6 disposable diapers)||Small pockets, difficult to access, difficult to clean|
|Bottom Line||An affordable backpack with enough pockets to organize your daily supplies, but low quality construction||A high quality, user-friendly bag with multiple carry styles and a totally insulated body, but fewer pockets||This easy-to-clean and practical bag has a unique stay open feature that makes access simple but is not as comfortable to carry||A convenient, attractive, well-made traveling changer with only enough room for the bare necessities||Outdoorsy diaper backpack but it is a smaller size and has few truly useable pockets|
|Rating Categories||Ruvalino Backpack||Petunia Pickle Bott...||Skip Hop Mainframe...||Skip Hop Pronto||Columbia Carson Pass|
|Ease Of Use (35%)|
|Specs||Ruvalino Backpack||Petunia Pickle Bott...||Skip Hop Mainframe...||Skip Hop Pronto||Columbia Carson Pass|
|Carry Style||Backpack/Tote||Backpack/Tote||Backpack/Crossbody/Tote||Wrist Strap||Backpack|
|Dimensions||12"W x 17"H x 8"D||15"W x 14.5"H x 5.5"D||14.8"W x 14.2"H x 6.2"D||12"W x 8"H x 3"D||12"W x 16.9"H x 7.09"D|
|Weight||1.9 lbs||2.36 lbs||1.8 lbs||0.75 lbs||1.06 lbs|
|Insulated Pocket/Cooler||Yes, 2 insulated pockets||Yes, entire bag||Yes, 2 insulated pockets||No||Yes, 1 insulated pocket|
|Included Accessories||None||Wipe Holder||None||Wipe case||Stroller Straps|
|Cleaning/Care||Wipe clean||Wipe with a damp cloth and air dry. Changing pad is 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
Ruvalino is a Chinese brand that exclusively manufactures totes and backpacks. With 3 different diaper bag styles and a variety of non-diaper totes, Ruvalino aims to offer intuitive organization for everyone. Their diaper bags are designed with this in mind and built to be roomy enough for you to prepare for baby's every need on a day out.
The Ruavalino is a great bag for parents who are on a tight budget. It is a large capacity backpack-style diaper bag that has so many pockets you will find yourself looking for more items just to fill them all. We like the gender-neutral design of the bag and the well-padded backpack straps are comfortable enough for mom or dad to carry for a full day. If you prefer not to carry the bag on your back, there are tote handles located on the top. However, the backpack straps do not tuck away and are not removable, so they may get in the way if you prefer to use the tote handles frequently.
The bag has three main compartments with a variety of convenient features found in each one. Elastic straps, insulated pockets, and mesh pouches can be found in abundance, providing effortless organization for all of your essentials. One compartment unzips all the way to the bottom for a suitcase-style opening that we love. It allows you to easily reach items at the bottom of the bag without having to dig through a mess of burp cloths, diapers, and baby toys. Other compartments only have a partial zip that makes them more difficult to access, but also keeps things more secure.
A water bottle pocket can be found on each side of the bag, and the elastic around the top was stretchy enough to accommodate our 18oz bottle, but anything wider might not fit. There are two insulated pockets in the main compartment of the bag to keep formula or breastmilk cool for a few hours.
The Ruvalino has a large capacity with lots of great storage options, but due to the flimsiness of the construction, you may not be able to take full advantage of the space. Many users reported issues with the zippers busting open during use, especially when the bag is filled to the max. While this did not happen during our tests, we do agree that the zippers feel rather flimsy and do not glide as smoothly as other bags we have used. We had to use two hands most of the time.
The lower quality of the bag also shows in its lack of structure. When you load up with heavier items, the Ruvalino does not keep its shape very well and can start to sag. After heavy use, it begins to look frumpy and show signs of wear. We did not have any problems with the stitching unraveling, but the craftsmanship does not look as clean and we found a few loose threads throughout.
The Ruvalino diaper bag is a multifunctional backpack that has adequate storage and organization for all your baby supplies and will blend in with your everyday life. While the lower quality of the bag means that it may not be around for years, we think it is a good choice for parents who are on a strict budget but don't want to sacrifice style and convenience.
— Abriah Wofford
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