Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Changing Bag, Uptown Stripe - Product Review

As we’ve flagged up a lot recently at Trusty Toys, we’re now selling Skip Hop’s range of Mother and Baby products. The New York-based company makes items such as changing mats, changing bags and toddler backpacks and their stated aim is to create products that solve the practical problems faced by mums, and to do it with style. And, when you see photos of Skip Hop products, they definitely look the part.

Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Changing Bag Uptown Stripe

Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Changing Bag Uptown Stripe

But let’s face it, the subject of this post, the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Changing Bag, is quite a high ticket item, selling for around £60, so we thought we’d give it a thorough review to let you see what you’d be getting for your money. In the review, we’ll look specifically at the Uptown Stripe version but all the features, apart from the visual design, are common to all models of the Duo Deluxe.

The Bag

Let’s start with the Duo Deluxe Bag itself which measures approximately 40cm wide x 36cm high x 5cm deep (when flat) and is made of a thick, durable material, which feels like a modern canvas-type fabric.

The visual design of the Uptown Stripe changing bag is, as the name suggests, vertical stripes. Surprisingly, given the variety of colours used - navy blue, aqua blue, beige, mustard, orange, brown and dark pink - the overall effect is one of subtle coordination. The brown trim of the pockets, belt and bag linings sets off the stripes nicely.

Clever Strap

In our opinion, one of the best features of the bag is the Stroller Straps, which loop over the handles of your pushchair with the aid of Skip Hop’s patented Shuttle Clips, allowing the bag to hang very neatly from the back of  it when you are pushing it. When the Duo Deluxe is on the pushchair, you have the option to leave the shoulder strap on the bag or detach it for a neater look, again by means of the Shuttle Clips.

The shoulder strap itself is quite special. It has a substantial, movable shoulder pad that feels like it was designed for a high-end laptop bag. Unfastening the Velcro allows the pad to be completely removed from the strap, perhaps for occasions when you have really light load and want the bag to look sleeker. The strap itself extends to give a drop of about 60cm from the shoulder to the top of the bag, allowing it to be worn comfortably by mums of all heights.

Changing Mat

Skip Hop has included a padded changing mat with the Duo Deluxe in the same shade of brown as the bag’s trim. It folds out to 30cm x 60cm but folds away to 30cm x 20 cm and is stowed in a large rear pocket.

Lots of Pockets

Now, to the pockets. There are eleven in all. We don’t intend to describe them all to you. Suffice it to say that there is enough room in the various different pockets to accommodate nappies, creams, wipes and changing pads. In addition, purpose-made pockets are also available for non-baby essentials like a mobile phone, a water bottle, and pens; and there is ample room for a notebook and a make-up bag should you need to carry them. The pockets are either secured with Velcro, zips or internal magnets.


Overall, we would rate this bag very highly for its look, quality of materials, functionality and comfort. We hope this review has given you a better idea of what the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Changing bag has to offer. We would be most happy to supply you with one at

Product Contents

  • Bag
  • Detachable Strap
  • Changing Pad
  • Mini Instruction Manual


  • Detachable Strap
  • Patented Shuttle clips
  • Stroller Straps
  • Large rear pocket with changing mat included
  • Net pocket for bottle
  • Side pocket for phone
  • 2 large front pockets
  • 2 top zip pockets
  • 2 deep internal pockets
  • Hidden magnet closers
  • Pen holders

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