Friday, 2 August 2013

okiedog changing bags and accessory review*

When I found out I was pregnant again finally, I spent ages looking for a new changing bag. My partner and I wanted something that we both could use as I will be returning to work this time when Lily-Rose will be just over 6 months old. Therefore my partner wanted a changing bag that wasn't at all girlie as to be honest it would be mainly him using it after I go back due to where I work and my hours of work.

So after months looking in shops and online, he finally sees one he likes from okiedog. As I hadn't come across this brand before and the products looked amazing online, I sent them a PR request to see if they would be kind enough to send a changing bag to review.

When they came back saying yes, I was expecting for them to send just one changing bag. To my surprise, they sent the changing bag my partner loved, plus one for me and a few accessories for the pram/stroller.


My first impression when the bags arrived was how good the quality of the changing bags were compared to a lot we have seen in the shops.  The designs had already hooked us in when we were looking at their site in the first place ( I especially love their funky little stick like men logo ), so seeing the product physically was fab and very pleased with the excellent quality of the materials and build. I hope the pictures can show this. To me this is very important as you know changing bags are used every day for at least 2/3 years.

Ok so we were sent:
  • OK29121 - okiedog Urban Mondo- Black - RRP: £75 - now £73.95
  • OK24224 - okiedog Alpha Yukon- Samurai - RRP: £78 - Sale price £69.95


  • OK50014 - okiedog mobile phone/camera holder - RRP: £10
  • OK50020 - okiedog Reflective Safety Shield - RRP: £9
  • OK50050 - okiedog LED Safety Light - RRP: £15
  • OK50031 - okiedog Clipix Base Clip - RRP: £5



Urban Mondo- Black Review

I love the funkiness design of this bag. Although I would have probably chosen it, if I was looking for just a bag for myself and not just my partner in a brighter colour. The Mondo is definitely a stylish and practical bag with it's quick and easy access to the main compartment, two bottle holders on the side ( one being lined with insulating material, one extra compartment on the front and a spacious parent zone with key chain holder and dedicated mobile phone pocket with enough space for all the other important parent stuff. 
The main compartment also has 3 pockets, one large one, and two smaller ones. At the back of the bag a large pocket containing the antibacterial changing mat. But that's not all! The bag also comes with an accessory set comprising of an insulated bottle holder, an accessory bag and clipix stroller clips.

 okiedog's changing bags also have a unique feature using their Clipix System. Each bag just inside the by the shoulder straps have a plastic loop that allows you to attach your bag to the stroller easily.



accessories set included :
- clipix stroller clips (1 set)
- accessory bag (1 pc)
- insulated bottle holder (1 pc)
- antibacterial changing mat (1 pc)
- See more at: http://www.okiedog.co.uk/m/233-urban-2012-mondo-black-croissant-4897024083111.html#sthash.QxmE0L6Z.dpuf
Quick and easy access to the main compartment, two bottle holders on the side, one extra compartment on the front and a spacious parent zone with key chain holder and dedicated mobile phone pocket with enough space for all the other important parent stuff and an adjustable shoulder strap- that’s what makes the difference! - See more at: http://www.okiedog.co.uk/m/233-urban-2012-mondo-black-croissant-4897024083111.html#sthash.QxmE0L6Z.dpuf
Quick and easy access to the main compartment, two bottle holders on the side, one extra compartment on the front and a spacious parent zone with key chain holder and dedicated mobile phone pocket with enough space for all the other important parent stuff and an adjustable shoulder strap- that’s what makes the difference! - See more at: http://www.okiedog.co.uk/m/233-urban-2012-mondo-black-croissant-4897024083111.html#sthash.QxmE0L6Z.dpuf
Quick and easy access to the main compartment, two bottle holders on the side, one extra compartment on the front and a spacious parent zone with key chain holder and dedicated mobile phone pocket with enough space for all the other important parent stuff and an adjustable shoulder strap- that’s what makes the difference! - See more at: http://www.okiedog.co.uk/m/233-urban-2012-mondo-black-croissant-4897024083111.html#sthash.QxmE0L6Z.dpuf





  Alpha Yukon- Samurai

This is the bag my partner loved when we were browsing okiedog's website. As you can see this bag is not a typical looking changing bag and very unisex. This bag is design for parents who like the outdoors so the bag is made from a tough, heavy duty canvas.  Like the Mondo, it too is has a spacious interior and well designed features, like a small pocket on the flap for wet wipes, digital cameras or small toys. An insulated pocket for bottles that blends into the overall look of the bag and can hardly be seen, easy to reach pocket for the changing mat and the okiedog parent zone for keys, mobile phone. 

okiedogs Accessory Review 

 okiedog mobile phone/camera holder

I was liking the idea of this product, having it in easy reach on the stroller, however the fixture that fixes onto the Clipix System has a tendency to spin around I found which made my phone pop out onto the floor.


 

okiedog Reflective Safety Shield 

The strip is design to raise visibility of the stroller, which is great for parents of the outdoors who enjoy walking. I have a Quinny which is a great pushchair for off roading as well as around the city. I placed it on the safety bar which I thought was a fab place to put it, plus it hides an old bite mark from my first born.



okiedog LED Safety Light  

Another great accessory for the stroller to raise visibility at night. 
The LED light has three bright white and red LEDS and can also be used as a small torch to find keys or car locks at night.http://www.okiedog.co.uk/224-813-thickbox/base-clip-with-adapters-.jpg


 okiedog Clipix Base Clip


Clipix is the new, universal, flexible, removable pushchair accessory system from okiedog, designed for parents and kids who love the outdoors. With a simple CLICK  various accessories can be attached to and removed  from the pushchair.  Install the base clip once, and simply swap the required accessories in a flash. Attach a cup holder during the day, an LED safety light at night, or more storage for the longer walks, with Clipix this is a breeze. 

I would definitely recommend okiedog to any new parent looking for a changing bag with a difference, and of excellent quality. There are so many different designs to chose from, from girlie colours
and florals designs to unisex earthy colours. Plus they also have products for kids too!

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