Picos Pack Shell
A cavernous backpack baby bag
Whether hitting the high street or the hilltops this Picos Pack is a phenomenally practical and popular choice for both mum and dad. If you love the convenience of carrying a backpack then this is perfect for you. It not only looks sleek and stylish, but clips onto your pram handle or fits neatly on your back with a fully functional backpack system and chest strap which works perfectly when carrying your baby in a sling or chest carrier. As this is a shell bag only (without pods) you can either customize this bag by choosing your own changer and feeder pods or use it as a second PacaPod, which enables you to switch the pods between both bags without a need for repacking.
I'm a huge Pacapod fan. I absolutely love my Napier, but now I have two children, I'm finding it harder to carry and I thought the Picos would be useful. When it came, I quickly transferred the pods over and took the bag out. I'd very quickly put both pods side by side, as its almost impossible to access the changing pod when it's on it's side and if you take it out, you can't get it back in. The bag is more than big enough to accommodate the pods like this, but it leaves a massive gap at the top. The bag is just too big. I'm so disappointed.
<span style="color: #ff6600;">Our reply: Hi, Thanks for your review - we wonder if you are using this bag correctly? If you attach the feeder pod through the loop designed to keep it secure within the bag, we find there is no issue with accessing the changer pod below it? I believe that we've been in touch with you directly already and have offered you a different bag that may better meet your requirements</span> Posted 18/03/2013 by Sarah Boud
It's a manly changing bag! It's practical, taking both your feeder pod and changer pods well as extra pockets for water etc. You need both hands to deal with your baby and this makes this possible as you can have it on your back. It's also really good value for money if you buy it as a second bag as you can use your existing pods. The material is durable and hard wearing and looks stylish so that I don't mind using it. This is my second pacopod and I've just ordered a 3rd!!! They're brilliant. Posted 04/03/2013 by Debbie Jones
We wanted a bag that not only mysel but my husband can use without looking too 'mummy' and this bag totally fit the bill. Spacious on the inside enough for the two pods as advertised and even few more essentials for day trip out. Was however slightly smaller than I had imagined it to be but sufficient for us, easy to clean and light easy to use. Overall not too bad at all! Posted 27/02/2013 by Susan Ho
I bought this bag as I bought the Food Pod separately from another retailer. I didn't realise there were changing bags, so as soon as I found out I visited the website to find a parent bag for my pod. I use this bag as a gym bag and as a backpack when I'm out, so its a good all rounder. My only negative comment is not about this bag, but it would be good to be able to purchase the other parent bags separately without the pods. Posted 21/02/2013 by Carolyn Sil
I bought the Picos shell to use with my existing pods from my Logan bag. Now, I loved my Logan bag but now that my 1 year old is walking I found that it kept falling off my shoulder and if I put it across my body it was really uncomfy - the Picos solves all of this! I can pop it on my back and off we go. It's so comfy and much roomier than my old bag which is good as we now have to carry a multitude of snacks and toys with us as well as reins and a puddle suit in addition to all the other bits and bobs like bottles, sippy cups and nappies:-) I'd recommend this for people with toddlers or those who use slings a lot. Posted 17/02/2013 by Naomi Pickett
I am so pleased with my Pacapod Picos shell. I currently have the Napier changing bag and a friend recently gave me the changer toy pod for my 2 year old. My husband finds my Napier a bit girly so I was overjoyed when I found the Picos back pack. He can now transfer the pods to his back pack when he goes out. Now that I am due with our second baby he can carry the pods more often! I absolutely love the pacapod concept as it keeps me feeling more in control. One less thing to worry about when out and about. I will order my next purchase from the Pacapod website- their delivery service was amazingly quick and well packaged too. I am very impressed Posted 30/01/2013 by Alison Gray
I purchased a Picos backpack as an alternative to my Mirano (which I also adore) to use when carrying my son in his Baby Bjorn. It is simply sensational. It offers lots of space for odds and ends even when using both the feeding and changing pods. I love that I can quickly and easily switch between the two bags with minimal fuss. I plan to bring both when we travel this summer. The Mirano will double as my handbag so saving luggage space! Posted 28/05/2012 by Brid Costello
Delivery is really speedy, brilliant!
This backpack is really useful, easily hangs over buggy frame/handles and is comfy to wear on your back too. Easily accommodates 2 very full pods with plenty of space for all sorts of other things inside. My only slight issue is that the front pocket isn't very easy to use, the zip doesn't open very wide so not easy to get at pockets etc inside. However, still a fab addition to PacaPod collection, great for going on walks, picnics etc when you already have loads of bags to carry. Posted 04/04/2012 by Emma James
It's great to be able to buy the shell on its own, I already have a fab PacaPod bag but now my son is walking we don't always take the buggy so the rucksack is a great solution to carrying a big bag comfortably. Please would you consider making some of your other bags available as just the shell, for those of us who want to swap between different bags with ease? Posted 31/03/2012 by Clare Wedlake
|Overview||This bag is a shell outer bag only (with no pods included). This is baby changing bag and backpack all rolled into one|
|What's Included||Fully featured and comfortable backpack straps with chest harness and air flow back panel|
|Features||Pram Attachment Straps|
|Main Pocket||Inner cargo hold for storage of large items or can fit a changer and feeder pod. Perfect as an additional second PacaPod, as the pods transfer between the two without need for re-packing|
|Other Pockets||3 parent pockets, one with elasticated key fob and mobile dividing pockets. There is an adjustable strap to the outer bag which allows for extra carrying of jackets etc|
|Dimensions||45cm x 34cm x 20cm|
|Capacity||27 Litres outer bag|
|Shoulder Strap Length||No|
|Material||Tough cordura type outer fabric with durable water repellent finish.|