Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dagne Dover Small Wade Diaper Tote: A Brief Review

In case you missed the news, Dagne Dover released a Baby Capsule this month! It includes three new styles—the Wade Tote (available in size small and large), the Indi Backpack, and the Joey changing kit. I don't have kids yet, but I didn't let that stop me from ordering a Small Wade in Dark Moss. The collection sold out in record time! While I can't speak to the Small Wade's ease of use as a diaper bag, I hope I can still provide some helpful information before the collection is restocked next week. (And a heads up: if you're a first-time Dagne Dover customer, consider clicking here for a $20 off discount on orders $100+!)

Small Wade Diaper Tote: 13.75” L x 5.25” W x 9.5” H
Large Wade Diaper Tote: 16.25” L x 6” W x 12” H

The Wade Diaper Tote comes with a small Scout Pouch, two key leashes, two stroller attachments, a crossbody strap, a shoe bag, a water bottle holder, and a mini changing pad. One of the outside pockets is designed to hold baby wipes, but is also handy for things like sunglasses and charging cables. The zipper pulls lengths are generous, and there are ample interior pockets, all of which are sized to fit Dagne Dover's smaller wallet items (like the Slim Wallet/Accordion Travel Wallet). There's a luggage sleeve on the back as well as a cell phone slip pocket.

Side slip pocket with baby wipe-accessible zipper

Two things that sold me on the Wade right away were its structured silhouette and the nearly 6" bag depth. I received it earlier this week and have already used it for an overnight hospital stay (as a visitor), running errands, and a multi-mile walk. So far so good, although I would recommend keeping your wallet in one of the pockets closest to where the water bottle holder is snapped—attempting to re-zip the bag one-handed after it's been completely unzipped is a challenge!

Pictured with items from the Coach x Chelsea Champlain collaboration

Comparison photos

Here's the Small Wade in relation to other small Dagne Dover bags.

Small Wade vs. XS Landon (Wildflower)
Small Wade vs. Small Landon (Poppy)
Small Wade vs. Small Allyn

Here's how some of Dagne Dover's small wallets and pouches fit into the Small Wade. 

  • Too large: Large Elle Clutch, XL Scout/Parker Pouches
  • Fits, but takes up most of the space: Large Lola, XL Hunter, Medium Andra
  • My 12" MacBook is just a little too big to fit in the tablet sleeve, but it does fit in the body of the bag

XL / L / S Scout Pouches
12" MacBook, iPad Mini with case
The Essentials Clutch (the largest of DD's wallets) fits in the tablet sleeve
Small Hunter (left), Large Hunter (right)

Did this post help you choose a Wade Diaper Tote? Let me know what color you got! Leave me a comment here or on Instagram (@totesdagne).

Please let me know if you have any questions or requests for additional comparison photos—I'll do my best to help. If you decide to make a first-time purchase through Dagne Dover, please consider clicking this link for $20 off your first $100+ purchase! (If you make a qualifying purchase, Dagne Dover will gift me $20 in spending credit as part of their new Dagne Rewards program!) The link will take you to Dagne Dover's home page, where a unique $20 off code should pop up after a few seconds. 

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