Babymel Ruby handbag / backpack (a review)

Excellent. I can get rid of my old, ugly backpack – me

Arriving fresh on my doorstep this week was the Babymel Ruby Rucksack.

The bag is made from soft, leather-look polyurethane with contrast faux leather detailing. And it’s ‘rip stop’, which means it’s water-repellant and hard-wearing. The buckles are brushed brass.

Outside there are two external, zipped pockets and inside, there are lots of pockets and zips, as well as changing mat and insulated removable bottle holder. Everything inside is water-resistant.

On top, there’s a magnetic flap top with a zip beneath it, so I’d hope that would be enough to scupper any pick-pocketers from getting in without me noticing.

The removable padded shoulder strap allows you to attach the bag to your strollers handles. Our Xplory has very thick handles, which means the majority of solutions of this type don’t work, but I’m just about able to secure the Ruby in place.

While it’s a perfectly nice handbag, it’s the two extra straps on the back of the bag that make it special for me as they allow you to use the bag as a backpack. That means I can leave my ugly backpack at home. And when I want to use it as a handbag again, velcro tabs help keep the backpacks straps hidden.

At £69.95, it’s not the cheapest faux-leather handbag out there, but for the style and convenience of the rucksack function, I think it’s good value.

Disclosure: we were sent a Babymel Ruby bag free of charge for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.

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  1. says

    I was given a backpack baby and changing bag when DD was born – luckily in a stylish grey and black – wich i still use today when we have to take a lot with us (carry-on, weekends, days out). I removed the changing mat as we don’t need it now. Bottle holders are great for little bottles of water, keys, purse, etc… What I’m saying is, a good baby bag can be used for years after the baby has grown out of it. I’d use this one, no problem.
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