Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sports or Camping? You Can Bag it Up with One Step Ahead

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


What's in that bag?? And doesn't the boy carrying it know that it's pink, which means it's for girls? No matter to my youngest, if we're going somewhere and he wants to bring his stuffies, he's grabbing whatever works. This bag has four storage places including two big compartments, which means my son could really load it up (as you can see), if it was his, which it isn't. ;) That's okay though, you'll see later in the post that he's got a bag of his very own (and yes, for those of you who visit regularly, that is piggy in the upper right-hand storage space).


I can't blame him though, this bag's a beauty. The One Step Ahead Personalized Athletic Bag is great for soccer, football (it also comes in blue), or even a day at the beach. And of course, it's good for toting stuffed animals too. ;)


What makes this athletic bags different from others is that it allows for organization in four separate compartments, instead of being one big carry-all. There's a little zipper pouch for money or small items; a zipper on the outside, and a split interior (for dirty/clean clothes, what have you). The bag has vented mesh windows for odor control and holds shoes, clothes and a size 4 soccer ball (if you're going to use it for soccer). ;)

This bag is made of water-repellant nylon, and like all items sold at One Step Ahead, you don't have to worry about quality. This bag was a little big for my granddaughter, but she still loved it so. And as for the boy, well he had no worries, he got a bag of his own too.


This is the My Camp Backpack from One Step Ahead. It looks like a backpack but it's definitely designed for camping. You can only put and take things out at the top, which makes it perfect for outdoor excursions. I can't count the number of times we've had items in totes and they've toppled over and spilled. No longer an issue.


This camp backpack has four exterior pockets, one hidden (for snack/lunch/souvenir money) including two mesh side pockets perfectly sized for a water bottle.


The straps are nice and padded so they won't chaffe or rub the little ones who are carrying them. Ths is heavy duty padding too, which is nice. If the kids are comfortable with their packs, that's one less thing I have to carry (parents, you know what I mean). ;)


The top has a drawstring closing that pulls tight with a toggle. Because it's for camping, the bag is water-resistant. It also has reflective tape so you and others can easily spot the kiddos in the dark (nice, nice feature!).

Photo Source: One Step Ahead

I love the color. We opted for blue, but it also comes in red.
Photo Source: One Step Ahead

You can clip the front to hold something, like a rolled blanket (such a good idea!). This makes it more authentic looking too, for life in the wilderness, don't you think? :)


The front of the bag has a clip. This is perfect for clipping lunch bags, or even keys and then tucking them into the pocket. You can see there's a little place to put your name on the front, but there's also a big one on the inside that you can write on with marker (it's part of the backpack material and lined to help keep your letters straight and pretty). :)


The front has a stabilizing sternum strap and that is such a nice feature on a child's camping backpack. You never know what's going to go into a camping pack, and weight can be distributed unevenly for sure. The strap keeps it all equal and far more manageable than bags that don't have one. My son thinks it's a perfect place to clip sunglasses too, which clearly we did not need anymore the day this picture was taken, as it was the end of the day. :)

Another big round of applause goes out from me to One Step Ahead. They are always a favorite of mine when it comes to shopping for the kids, and they didn't disappoint yet again.

You can find these great bags over at the One Step Ahead website where you'll find a lot of thoughtfully designed items for the kids, and where you'll find a lot of unique items too!! If you're doing any shopping for anything at all that has to do with kids, head on over to their website first. You'll be amazed at some of the things you'll find. I know I am. They definitely have a great group of product designers. You can also follow along on Facebook and/or Twitter.

52 comments:

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

what a great product, thanks for the review on this Rosey

Dogvills said...

The bags look amazing. My son loves to go camping with his friends. I think he'll like this.

Sandra Shaffer said...

Just the right size for kids! Nice colors to choose from too! I like the athletic bag the best!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure looks like they fit everything, no matter the color.

ana de jesus said...

These look like great products! I am not a fan of camping but great for adventurers.

MikiHope said...

That really is a great product. My grand niece is a bit young for it yet-but with the amount of traveling that they do ---I can see this in her future!!

Scott said...

I like that it connects across the chest. That little extra support can mean all the difference when the pack is loaded with books.

alissa apel said...

How cool. Isaak loves to pack up cases and bags. He'd love these. I think any little kid would.

Kerri said...

What a great multi-purpose bag. My girls play a lot of sports so this would be perfect.

kerri said...

The camp backpack is perfect for my girls this summer. with 2 going to sleep away camp this will certainly come in handy for day hikes to give ample room for sunscreen, water bottles and a change of clothes.

MyTeenGuide said...

This looks light and functional. I love the colors, too. I want to get this for my son.

The Mama Maven Blog said...

Looks like great backpacks -- this would be great for my kids.

Boulder Locavore said...

We have gone through so many athletic bags and backpacks. This seems to have great features without being super bulky. It looks like it would work for a broad age group too.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

That is a great backpack! I love how it looks so small and to think that it can expand to accommodate more stuff! Great features!

Claudette P. Esterine said...

That is a very versatile bag! Will have to check it out further. :)

Miranda Myrabev said...

Awesome bags, I need these for when I am doing my solo traveller trips as they pack a punch and I need that.

Terri Beavers said...

Those are so handy. I gave the grand kids a tent so their parents can take them camping and hiking, I need to get some of these as well for their trips.

Elizabeth O. said...

That's really useful and efficient. It looks so durable as well. Awesome bag!

Ai Sakura said...

I love compartmentalised bags. Makes things so much easier to organise and find!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Theresa Mahoney said...

I could use that athletic bag for myself. Mine only has the one compartment and trying to find my keys, phone or cash is always a pain when they get buried under everything else. I'd love separate compartments to keep everything more organized.

Angela Milnes said...

This looks like a great quality bag. We need some backpacks for our 72 hour kits and for camping. Thanks for the inspiration. Angela at Daysinbed

Eileen Kelly said...

What a great bag. We travel to visit family regularly and the bags the kids bring need to store everything. This is a keeper

Nicole Escat said...

What a lovely bags, I love the pink one. I'm sure this would be also perfect for my sister.

Ron Leyba said...

Truly useful, all around bag for all kind of activities. Might look them up if ever there's a need for me to buy one soon.

Victoria Heckstall said...

WOW this is a great product. My son would surely love this bag for their outdoor activities.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

looking good bag the design is very neat and tidy!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

We could definitely use this when both my daughter and son have sports at the same time. This mom only has so many hands.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cool bag. I like the compression straps.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love how it clips in the front. This would be perfect for my little guy for soccer.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

I love a good back pack! This looks awesome with so much room and versatility. We would definitely use this during camping.

MJ. L said...

Love those bags! My kids would get a lot of use out of them for sure!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That's a great backpack! It can hold so much stuff. I love it.

Catherine Sargent said...

That looks like a great bag. My son would love it, he is always in need of extra pockets to stuff things in.

Pam said...

Those look like really sturdy bags! Especially the camping bag, it looks like it's pretty rugged.

menopausal mama said...

That's a nice bag!

~ Noelle said...

Broxton would LOVE the blue one.
It looks awesome

Binky said...

Looks like it's quite versatile.

Rika Agustini said...

Very nice bag and so functional! I love it

Liz Mays said...

All of these backpacks sound great. It looks like the personalized athletic bag can hold a lot!

RUSS said...

Looks sturdy. I also like how it goes beyond the aesthetic value because it's very functional.

MyTeenGuide said...

What a cute bag. The twins will love the pink bag.

Angie Church said...

love it this would be awesome to take along looking forward to spring events gonna check one of these out before that gets here

Chasing Joy said...

These bags are nice. I think the split inside for dirty and clean clothes is what makes the bag a winner.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg what a great bag!!! This is something my daughter totally needs!!!

Hannah Adkins said...

I love personalized bags like these. definitely a must for kids

Chrystal Mahan said...

The backpacks are amazing. I love the extra features like the front buckles and the back buckles to hold a mat or something.

Felicia said...

That looks like an awesome bag for kids. We need to look into a new one for our 3rd grader.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

This looks like a great back pack. My son would love it

Susan Kane said...

This would be great for my gr-daughters' Irish dance stuff.

Kristi Maloney said...

I love all of the little extras on this back-pack. My boys go through them pretty quickly if they are not well made like this one.

alissa apel said...

I'd like to get more bags for camping. It seems like one can never have too many bags.

Janine Huldie said...

Definitely going to have to look into this bag for my older daughter when soccer season starts back up now!! :)