Labor of Love Giveaway #13: Alpha Sherpa Backpack from Baby Sherpa

hypothesis The rugged Alpha Sherpa Backpack from Baby Sherpa will be a great way to comfortably carry the items we need on outings while organizing everything for easy on-the-go access.

materials One Alpha Sherpa Backpack, diaper bag supplies, and an outing to the New Orleans Aquarium. About Baby Sherpa:


Baby Sherpa’s mandate is to design, manufacture and sell a Diaper Bag Backpack bag to meet the needs of active parents. We value input from parents and will strive to keep being innovative in meeting parents’ needs for hauling the baby gear of their little ones.

Baby Sherpa® is a leading edge designer of gear-carrying solutions designed to simplify and help organize active families. They also manufacture Safe2Go”Kiddie Karacter” safety harnesses.  Founded in 2002, they have received various juvenile product awards for excellence and innovation.  Offices are located in Winfield, Illinois and Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada.”


This summer, my husband and I have taken our two daughters on a few “Staycation” trips throughout the city of New Orleans.  While these are great fun, it takes a bit of planning!  Because we have an 18 month old, we still have to tote around diapers, wipes, clothes, pacifiers, sippy cups and finger foods while also carrying items for our 4 year old such as snacks, juice boxes and crayons.  Parking can be an issue, so we try to pack as light as possible because we will generally have to hike to our destination.  So, a sturdy diaper bag which allows us to organize the items (while being manly enough for my hubby to carry) is ideal.  We found all of these things in the new Alpha Sherpa by Baby Sherpa!


Here’s a look at a few key features:
• A padded laptop compartment safely holds most 14” computers
• Soft-sided cooler compartment with capacity of 8 cans
• Rugged construction
• Video camera and DVD padded pouch
• Ergonomically designed with padded shoulder straps
• Padded air mesh back panel with ventilation channels for breathability
• Heavy duty lug handle
• Spacious main compartment

The Backpack was incredibly comfortable, even when stuffed with all of our gear.  I loved all of the separate compartments!  It was great to by able to separate Aubrie’s supplies from Lily’s.  We were able to fit all of our “essentials”  in this bag with no problem.  I also loved the soft-sided cooler compartment which kept Lily’s juice boxes cool even in the Southern heat.  It looks nothing like your typical diaper bag, so my husband carried it with no worries (he also loved the video camera padded pouch which kept our photo equipment safe without having to carry a separate bag).


The Alpha Bag from Baby Sherpa was the perfect bag for our Aquarium visit!  We were able to stock up on our essentials for both girls, stay organized and comfortably carry the gender-neutral bag.  I would not only recommend this bag for new parents, but for anyone looking for a great way to carry their essentials (there is even a laptop compartment!).  Baby Sherpa is offering all Not-So-Blog readers $20 off the Alpha Sherpa with the code Blog20 as well as FREE SHIPPING on all of its diaper backpacks (expires Oct. 31, 2009)!

In addition, Baby Sherpa has offered one Not-So-Blog reader their very own Alpha Sherpa Backpack (ARV $119.00)!

How to enter:

1. Visit Baby Sherpa and tell me one other item you would love to try.

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2. Follow me on Twitter (@BridgetteLA) and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Favorite me in Technorati!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 6th.   Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have differing opinions or experiences. Thank you to Baby Sherpa for supplying the bag for review.


  1. I’m a subscriber

  2. Would love the Short Haul Baby Sherpa Diaper Bag Backpack!

  3. Short haul Sherpa backpack, looks cool.

  4. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    i like the insulated bottle holder.

  5. Maybe the Short Haul Baby Sherpa Diaper Bag Backpack (but honestly I like the Alpha best!). Thanks!

  6. Short Haul Baby Sherpa Diaper Bag Backpack :)

  7. I would like to try their Baby Sherpa DayLite Mini Diaper Bag Backpack

  8. follow on twitter and tweeted

  9. subscribe via email

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  10. facebook fan

    rich hicks

  11. faved tchnorati


  12. Sarah Lehan says:

    I also like the Short Haul Baby Sherpa Diaper Bag Backpack. Thanks for the contest

  13. Sarah Lehan says:

    Fan on Facebook: Slehan

  14. Lily Kwan says:

    The Short Haul Baby Sherpa Diaper Bag Backpack looks very nice!

  15. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed by email.

  16. Lily Kwan says:

    I became your Facebook fan.

  17. The insulated bottle holder

  18. subscriber

  19. Faved you on technorati.(donnak4)

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