Do you ever find yourself seeing a product and thinking,
"Man, I don't have a need for this right now, but I could definitely see myself using it in the future." That's how I
felt when I ran across the project by Xan Hood of Buffalo Jackson Trading Company. Xan, a successful business man
out of Charlotte, NC and a father of three, came to the realization one day that the floral printed diaper bags he'd been caring around when taking the kids out did not fit his style. Knowing that other dads faced the same problem, he has
put together a diaper bag for dads, in which they would be proud to be seen with.
Xan's new product, The Elkton Diaper Bag, is as manly as diaper bags can get. The bag is made from waxed canvas, which gives it the durability to last through the years as men experience fatherhood at different levels. As Xan puts it, "The diaper bag features full-grain leather trim and shoulder straps with nylon stitching. Not that pleather shiny junk. Full-grain leather is the absolute thickest kind of cow leather you can find. Nylon stitching is what the military uses. As you can see, I wanted it to be as tough and rugged as possible."
In regards to the bag's compartments, The Elkton contains two large pockets on the inside of the magnetic clasps for diapers and wipes, giving dads quick access to the emergency materials. On the back, Xan has instilled a ballistic nylon changing pad to help get the job done. And the pad is not just your average cheap changing pad either. As expressed, the pad has "weight, added girth, and extra padding that will make your camping thermal rest jealous and your baby smiling like they're at a 5 star resort."
Once code red has been taken care of and it's time to transition into dining, the Elkton comes with leather pull tabs, providing space for spoons, forks, and squeezables. And when your little one(s) gets thirsty, you know you're prepared, thanks to the extendable fishnet bottle holder found on the side of the bag. To say the least, this bag has all the needed essentials for a trip out with the kids.
By being a returning customer, I have had the experience of dealing with Buffalo Jackson products, and I can assure you that their product quality is fantastic. So when Xan expresses that The Elkton Diaper Bag is going to be both manly and durable, I believe him.
The Elkton has the potential of being more than just a diaper bag for dads. Once the kiddos grow up and the bag is no longer needed for diapers, you can switch that bad boy to serve other purposes, such as a tool bag or a carry on for trips. It is elegant and stylish enough that no matter what purpose it is being used for, dads of all ages would be able to benefit from it. However, as its sole purpose, The Elkton will give them the look that they have been missing as a manly man and provide the opportunity to ditch the paisley floral bags.
Overall, catering to dads in this essence POPs.