The reviews are in! We're thrilled about the rave reviews our products are getting from a variety of places.
Hi Consumption featured our Bag Insert as part of their highlighted gear. Their write-up was one of our favorites because they captured the feel of the waxed-canvas and leather Bag Insert perfectly:
"For new dads and on-the-go business professionals alike, keeping that messenger bag organized can be a tough gambit. With everything from small everyday carry items to laptops, notebooks and even pacifiers/small toys for the toddler, it’s easy to go from organized to utter chaos in a matter of hours.
Fortunately, the good folk over at Otter Pass have developed this handy Waxed Canvas Bag Insert to help keep you organized while out and about. Each insert boasts enough space to hold a 13” laptop and is even lined with soft cotton to keep everything protected. Additionally, you’ll find authentic leather accents along with pockets outfitted specifically to hold earbuds, pens, passports, wallets, etc. Best of all, the insert remains tapered at the bottom so that it easily slides in and out of just about any messenger bag on the market – including their own."
Dadly Reviews gave the Messenger Bag 4.8 stars. Here's what he says about the versatility of the bag:
"The bag is easily accessible and you can get in and out of pretty much every compartment with only one hand. This is critical for new dads because rarely are both of your hands free!
The bag also, while containing plenty of pockets and storage, keeps a slim profile and doesn’t look or feel too bulky. Another big plus in my book.
I travel a good amount for work and honestly, finding a quality bag to carry on the tradeshow floor and to meetings has always been a task. I have used different messenger bags and I have used standard backpacks.
I like using messenger bags better because they are just so much easier to get into and access whatever you need. With a backpack, you have to find somewhere to step aside, take it off and riffle through it for whatever you are looking for."
(Read on for Ryan's take on the Dopp Kit and Bottle Holder as well!)
This Lady Blogs reviewed the Dad Wallet (pictured above). We loved that the reviewer, Kelly Hutchinson, felt the wallet was FINALLY the kind of present her husband would really use. As she said:
"My husband hates to have us spend money him so much that he will let something be on its last leg before it gets replaced. That would be the current state of his wallet! It is literally falling apart! I am pretty sure it is four years old and it is too small for his needs. I knew he needed a larger high-quality wallet for Father’s Day.
When I saw the Dad Wallet from Otter Pass, I knew it was “The One.” It is of minimalist style, which he loves and is made from a gorgeous leather and is a larger size which he desperately needed. And the price fit as perfectly into my budget as this wallet will fit into his pocket!"
"This bag is perfect for dads on the go. It is designed based on the World War II standard-issue military dopp kits and keeps everything needed in one convenient place...The Dopp Kit is small enough to toss in a backpack yet large enough to keep the things needed within reach. From wipes, to juice or water bottles and band aids along with snacks; this is the bag for Dad’s heading out with the little ones."
The Overwhelmed Mommy hosted us for a giveaway (and won the internet for cutest picture!).
"A Sparkle of Genius" called Otter Pass the perfect gifts for the "hard-to-buy-for dad":
"It can be so difficult to find the right Father’s Day present, especially for dads who don’t want to make a fuss. They like what they like. If they’re going to spend money on something, they want it to last, and it would be nice if they could use it for a long time. They’d also love one product that could do a lot of things.
For this kind of dad, finding a nice gift that says how much you appreciate him can be almost impossible."
"Baby Chick" had this to say about our company:
We recently discovered Otter Pass — a company that creates high quality products for dads — and we love that their products make dads stay present, and be helpful and engaged with their children because we all know that when dads are there for their families, the world becomes a better and kinder place.
"A Mom's Take" included Otter Pass in their Father's Day Gift Guide this year:
"Their bags and accessories look like standard, classy leather-and-waxed canvas menswear on the outside, but they’re easy to clean and made to weather anything dads will encounter."
Those are just some of the places featuring Otter Pass products! We're excited to see our company getting such great press!