Monday, September 28, 2009

The Alpha Sherpa 4-in-1 Backpack

It's true - diaper bags come in all shapes and sizes. In my experience with bags designed to carry everything "little people", I've found the Alpha Sherpa 4-in-1 Backpack ($119) to be the most functional diaper bag I've ever seen.

If you're looking for a bag that does everything but carry the baby, this bag was made for you. I've been using the Alpha Sherpa for a few weeks now and it's really been a fantastic tool to keeping me organized on both long road trips and mornings out running errands. This bag does so much (or should I say, can carry so much) that it's hard to put into words how much gear you can actually schlep around.

A few of our favorite features of the Alpha Sherpa:

  • Padded laptop sleeve (up to 14" laptop)
  • Soft cooler for keeping drinks and snacks cool (this is by far my favorite feature)
  • Comes with changing pad
  • Insulated bottle holder, pacifier clip, and toy looks
  • Huge storage area for everything "baby"
  • It's a backpack! Keeping 2 hands free for other thing...
Another one of my favorite features of this "diaper bag" is that it doesn't have to be a diaper bag at all! It's so functional and obviously multi-purposeful, it will grow right along with your family. Swap out the baby bottles for some sodas, the diapers for some text books, and it's the perfect bag for your favorite college student or daily commuter. I love all the separate compartments, a place to keep my laptop and a place to keep my liquids. Two separate places please!

Don't believe us? The Alpha Sherpa backpack has gotten much praise in the baby gear world. Most recently being included in the Consumer Reports 2009 Best Baby Products Edition.

GET YOUR OWN (with a coupon)! Order your Alpha Sherpa back pack online with the coupon code "Blog20" to receive $20 off the retail price of $119. Baby Sherpa is also currently offering free shipping on all of its diaper backpacks! This offer expires Oct. 31, 2009.

WIN YOUR OWN! We have an Alpha Sherpa to give away to one lucky Simple Reader. To enter is easy, just visit the Baby Sherpa website, look around, come back here and leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite feature of the Alpha Sherpa Back Pack is.

Additional Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry method):
Winner will be randomly chosen and notified October 12th, 2009.

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229 comments:

  1. wow... 10 pockets! and love the insulated bottle holder

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  2. All the pockets and compartments and the insulated bottle holder are my favorite

    flanniganmt@yahoo.com

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  3. The cooler compartment would be great! I can't tell you how many diaper bags we have been through with three kids. This one looks like a winner!

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  4. my favorite feature is that it has Modular insulated pocket holds large-size brand name bottles, mesh water bottle holder

    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. i follow you
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the insulated pocket for snacks and such. My husband is insistent on a backpack for our little one. This one would be awesome for our trips into the city and for hikes.

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  7. I love that it is carry on friendly and has a laptop sleeve. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  8. fb fan.amy bolda pugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  9. follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  10. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/4445239385

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  11. I think the laptop compartment would be really handy on an upcoming cross-country flight we're taking! My normal diaper bag is not equipped with that. :) But we may need movies! haha.
    Also, I think the padded straps are key. That's awesome.

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  12. a backpack with amazig storage pockets to organize all that mama carries around! I love it! Can totally picture myself enjoy using one of these :)

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  13. I liked the Soft sided cooler feature and the Toy loops are another great feature.

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  14. the cooler compartment mverno@roadrunner.com

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  15. It has got to be the built in cooler. What a great idea. When we are hiking, I always like to bring along some drinks for the little ones. This is perfect.

    tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  16. I like that it is a diaper bag but it does not look like one!
    Alesha

    aleshafm@hotmail.com

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  17. like my husband can carry it and use it as well as the many pockets so things don't squish together and things stay organized

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  18. I love that it has a soft cooler. Thanks so much.

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  19. I love the Baby Sherpa Change Pad, how useful.

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  20. Blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/09/simple-reviews-baby-sherpa-giveaway.html

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  21. Fan of Baby Sherpa on Facebook Carol P Dziuba

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  22. Follow Baby Sherpa on Twitter cdziuba

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  23. http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/4455443667

    Tweet!

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  24. Love the cooler and padded pocket!

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  25. I just love that it's a backpack. more and more I realize how handy that would be instead of lugging a huge bag around!

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  26. I love the fact that it's a backpack...I've been begging my hubby for ages for a diaper backpack! The insulated bottle holder would be nice too!

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  27. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/andraya3/status/4461492064

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  28. I love that it has a lot of compartments and I also like the oversize changing pad.

    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  29. blogged http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/09/win-alpha-sherpa-back-pack.html
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  30. follower as ethel
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  31. Fan of Baby Sherpa on Facebook as Ethel O.
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  32. Following Baby Sherpa on Twitter as luv_to_save
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  33. tweeted http://twitter.com/Luv_to_Save/status/4462247682
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  34. Pockets, pockets & more pockets. Everything tucked away & easy to find. Love it.

    marypres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I learned that their products are ergonomically designed.

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I have to side with you and say my fav feature will probably be the cooler aspect...you don't get that in a backpack!
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Pockets, pockets, pockets. There are never enough pockets. :)

    athrahans(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I am following baby sherpa on twitter
    cndlady

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  39. I tweeted this contest at
    http://twitter.com/cndlady/status/4472648886

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  40. The cooler compartment would be great! I have tried a lot of different diaper bags and this looks like the best ever

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  41. I blogged this at http://fabulouscanadianfreebies.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8570#post8570

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  42. I am following simple on twitter as cndlady

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  43. Great giveaway! The best feature is that Daddy can use it too!!

    rbfoxy@gmail.com

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  44. I love that it is designed so gender friendly, my husband would definitely wear this!

    b_grace_r@yahoo.com

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  45. I like the soft sided cooler!

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  46. I like the cooler compartment. You can use the backpack for picknicks after the kids are no longer babies!

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  47. I love the soft cooler compartment!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  48. I think the ergonomic design and cooler feature make it a perfect bag for an active outdoor family.

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  49. I love the soft sided cooler that is integrated into the diaper bag backpack and it holds 6-8 canned beverages! Thanks for the great giveaway:)

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  50. The Soft sided cooler is nice. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  51. I like that it Fits as carry-on luggage for all airlines

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  52. I love all the pockets--especially the ones designed for "your mobile devices and other valuables."

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  53. I love the many compartments it has and also the one for the laptop!Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I'm a follower!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I'm a Facebook fan!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  56. I follow on Twitter! natdey

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  57. I blogged!
    http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/2009/09/alpha-sherpa-bag-giveaway.html

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/natdey/status/4481902584

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  59. I LOVE that it can hold everything that I ever might need to carry with me....including my camera or a breast pump!! How cool is that? I hate carrying a different bag for each new thing.

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  60. I am a fan of baby sherpa on facebook.
    mam waters

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  61. I may get one for my husband. He's not into carrying my Kate Spade, which is my 'carry everything' bag. I also use a patemm diaper pad/bag for quick trips. Super convenient.

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  62. My friends have their first baby due in January. I would love to win this for them. It's really their style, much more than traditional baby bags.

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  63. I love that it has insulated pockets on the sides for bottles.

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  64. I love the cooler compartment

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  65. With four children under the age of four, I love all the versatility of the backpack. I love the cold compartment.

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  66. became a fan of Baby Sherpa on Facebook

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  67. the best feature is the Insulated bottle holder

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  68. I like the insulated bottle holder

    timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  69. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow blog

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  70. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/4513778054

    tweeted

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  71. timmiedeluca@comcast.net


    fan of baby sherp on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  72. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow baby sherpa on twitter (GabbyLowe)

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  73. My favorite feature would be soft sided cooler that stores bottles, beverages, and snacks.
    makenacove(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I'm a follower.
    makenacove(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I love that it has a soft cooler, and also that it's easy to clean!
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I follow Simple.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. And I'm now following Baby Sherpa on Twitter-MommaStaciA.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. All of the pockets and the bottle holder that is insulated make this great!

    danmarugg@yahoo.ca

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  79. I follow you on twitter!

    BigGame1
    danmarugg@yahoo.ca

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  80. I love that it has a cooler integrated into it. That is pretty amazing for a diaper bag.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  81. I already follow your blog as degood

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  82. I follow you on twitter as kmayans

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  83. I LOVE all the pockets it has. I am an organizer at heart and I love that everything has a place :D.

    Please include me in your drawing
    Thanks
    ~Amy

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  84. My favorite feature is the soft-sided cooler in bottom of the bag. It would be great not to have to carry a seperate cold bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. The laptop compartment is my favorite!

    half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

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  86. I follow Baby Sherpa on twitter.

    @halfbluesky

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  87. I tweeted about this!

    http://twitter.com/halfbluesky

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  88. What's not to love? A diaper bag for the mom on the run...offers the best of both worlds...meets all of babys needs with the added consideration of mommy's needs...love that it has a laptop holder and insulated cooler section!

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  89. Love that there are sooo many pockets!

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  90. I love that it is so spacios with so many Pockets also that it is water resistant and easy to clean would be very helpful.
    fly18grl21(at)aol(dot)com

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  91. Follow SImple Reviews
    fly18grl21(at)aol(dot)com

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  92. I love the ergonomic design!

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  93. I'm a Fan of Baby Sherpa on Facebook.

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  94. I follow Baby Sherpa on Twitter.

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  95. Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/4609519193

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  96. I like the oversized changing pad that it comes with. :D

    THANK YOU! atraditionalsurro at comcast dot net

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  97. The insultated bottle holder.

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  98. Easy, the cooler part! That is something not many packs have.

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  99. i love that there is a laptop sleeve there
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  100. blog follower
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  101. follow baby sherpa on twitter as lovinmykiddos
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  102. I love that it doesn't look like a diaper bag

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. It's nice that it's padded for a laptop too.

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  104. I love that it has a secure inner zip pouch for your wallet and a key clasp. My girlfriend has this backpack and loves it!

    dschoeniger@hotmail.com

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  105. I like how they call it a 5 gear in 1 bag with the laptop storage, snack storage, the parent pack, video padded pocket, and mobile device pocket.

    footejennifer at hotmail.com

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  106. I love all the pockets!

    wowknk@gmail.com

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  107. all the pockets, there a place for everything - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  108. I like that it has a built in cooler.

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  109. The cooler compartment is a great feature.

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  110. Following on twitter as ky2here.

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  111. Here's a tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/4759722202

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  112. I love all of the design and the pockets, storage compartments, etc. I love that it does not look like a baby item. So it can be used longer than just the baby years!

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  113. My favorite feature is that it fits as carry on luggage on all airlines. A must for traveling!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  114. I like that it's easy to clean.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  115. I love that it has 10 pockets and has an insulated bottle holder.

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  116. I like all the pockets.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  117. I love the insulated bottle holder, that would be really handy!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  118. I follow your blog!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  119. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4784194232

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  120. I love that it has a laptop compartment lezanac@yahoo.com

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  121. my favorite feature would definitely have to be that its a backpack! one less thing to hold on to or have sliding down my arm!

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  122. It's important to me that it meets airline requirements to fit as a carry-on.

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  123. I like that there are so many storage areas for blankets, bottles, etc. etc.
    Keeps you well organized!
    digicat@sbcglobal.net

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  124. I posted this on my blog
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  125. I follow Simple
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  126. I am a fan of Baby Sherpa's on Facebook
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  127. I follow Baby Sherpa on Twitter
    @cezovski
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  128. I like all of the compartments, enough for everything! The durability is great!
    jb8903 at gmail dot com

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  129. I like that it has a padded area for my laptop

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. i like the fact it has lots of room and insulated bottle holder




    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  131. Love the functionality! So many compartments, water resistant and I must say I like the bungee x cord on back, which is real good thinking actually.

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  132. I like all the different compartments.

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  133. I'm following them on Twitter. (My Twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy)

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  134. Love that you can put your laptop in it!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  135. I love that it has a cooler built in! I've never seen that before! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  136. I'm already a follower via GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  137. I love all of the compartments- even a First Aid one, wow!

    laurawins286@yahoo.com

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  138. My favorite feature is the cooler by far! I'm always out and about and it never fails that my kids are thirsty, and I have to stop somewhere to get something to drink! Thanks for the chance!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  139. I follow your blog! mom2anutball

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  140. I follow them on twitter! mom2anutball

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  141. I'm a fan on facebook! Sheila H.

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  142. I like the laptop pocket, I can always use it.

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  143. I love how it has a chaniging pad and a laptop sleeve. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  144. I love that it has a laptop sleeve.

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  145. i love all the pockets and compartments thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  146. i follow thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  147. im a fan on facebook my id is lepaige thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  148. i follow with twitter thanks for the chance to win eagesforjack@gmail.com
    @eaglesforjack

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  149. my favorite thing is also the cooler pack part... so many times I've worried about bottles getting warm etc... and this would be a big help!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  150. blog follower

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  151. following baby sherpa on twitter @micaela6955

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  152. A diaper bag with a cooler compartment is a great idea. I don't have to carrier a diaper bag and a cooler!
    mommietj@yahoo.com

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  153. I follow Baby Sherpa on Twitter.
    @mommietj

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  154. tweet
    http://twitter.com/mommietj/statuses/4805223181
    mommietj at yahoo dot com

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  155. well I like all the seperate compartments!
    electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  156. Following you on Twitter (id- electricisland)

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  157. I like the first aid compartment. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. The cooler compartment would be great.


    skipsilvia at email dot com

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  159. following with google friend connect


    skipsilvia at email dot com

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  160. facebook follower

    skipsilvia at email dot com

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  161. twitter follower

    skipsilvia at email dot com

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  162. I love that it has so many compartments and the cooler especially!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  163. follow your blog as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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