One of the newest budget diapers in Canada is Rig ‘N Gig. Now, at first glance you might be like… is this legit? It is legit.
The owner Karyn is a passionate grandma wanting to help families access quality diapers without the fuss. I decided to purchase one since, everyone and Jay’s Nest, has been talking about them. And then I had lovely phone call with Karyn as we threw around ideas about how to grow the cloth diapering community.
Disclosure: I did purchase this diaper myself. However, Karyn. did send me a few extra goodies that I showed off on Instagram including the Diaper Pod and Bib. They aren’t featured here and this review is still my opinion based on a mixed experience of talking to Karen on the phone and knowing diapers. I currently consult with Cloth Diaper brands which gives me this beautiful opportunity to learn the stories and understand that passion behind products.
What is Rig N Gig?
Rig N Gig is a low cost diaper retailer based out of Alberta selling diapers to Canada and the USA. It’s a passion business by owner Karyn, who sought to bring families low-cost diapering solutions. Because this industry is widely polarized between higher cost products and wholesale direct from factory products. The problem when you buy direct from factory is you don’t get any support, you don’t know what the diaper is going to be, and there’s and no quality checks in place.
Because sometimes when you order direct from factory you don’t know what you’re going to get – these diapers are with in similar price range as many diapers available on AliExpress with the benefit of shipping direct from Canada meaning you’ll get your package even sooner.
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Rig N Gig Owner is Passionate about Cloth Diapering
With Rig N Gig, Karyn’s passion for cloth diapering is obvious. She puts in the work to ensure that diapers are going to last – that the snaps will work, the absorbency will perform, and that the factories she works with treat their staff fairly.
Karyn also goes out of her way to license all artwork directly from the artist by seeking them out and making the licensing purchase directly at a fair agreement. This is amazing because too often commercial licensing is just meh and not really giving anyone anything but the distributor.
Rig N Gig also sells Pull Up Trainers (Coming Soon), Newborn Pocket Diapers and Covers. You can also buy accessories like Diaper Pods and Bibs.
About the Rig N Gig Pocket Diaper
This is your everyday one size fits most pocket diaper. It features a more modern cut that adjusts to babies 8 to 45lbs (estimated) with a double waist snap, cross over snaps, and rise snaps to adjust the length of the diaper for 3 different sizes.
It’s a pocket diaper meaning it features an exterior PUL layer and interior layer with an opening between the two layers for adding inserts. Rig N Gig pocket diapers feature an athletic wicking jersey layer. AWJ is ideal for cloth diapers because it wicks away moisture, is resistant to staining, and a cooler diapering experience
Pocket diapers is available with with one bamboo/hemp/cotton insert. The insert is a combination of quality natural fibre textiles to ensure your success in diapering. The interior layers are made of a hemp/cotton blend and the outside layer is bamboo. This gives you that absorb fast and hold onto it kind of absorbency that we love to see in diapers.
Just when you didn’t think the diaper had more features – Rig N Gig pocket diapers have a tummy panel to reduce wicking and double open pockets that are easy to stuff. Tummy panels are a single layer of PUl on the inside of the diaper. This helps if inserts stick out and keep moisture in to avoid wet pants. The double open pockets are great for stuffing diapers and often inserts will then agitate out in the wash (so less need for Diaper Dawg Mits)
The Pocket Diaper (shell only) retails for $12.99 Canadian or $14.99 with Inserts.
My Review of the Rig N Gig Pocket Diaper
I’m impressed. There’s a wide array of different diaper shapes and styles and prices on the market. And when we buy low cost diapers we often miss out on a lot of important elements that make a diaper perform better.
- I love it’s bigger cut (you’ll most likely feel best using this diaper around 10-12lbs).
- I love that it has a tummy panel and double open pockets.
- I’m impartial to AWJ as a better textile for pocket diapers compared to microfleece.
- And I love that it comes with a mixed blend insert featuring bamboo, hemp and cotton.
You can use this diaper as pocket, or you can be lazy and lay the insert on top. Nowadays, we can be as versatile with our diapers as we want.
This cloth diaper is everything I loved about the Funky Fluff Diaper, the Bebeboo Diaper, and many other versatile pocket diapers.
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Reading reviews and experiences from other parents online, I know this product is something that people rave about – therefore I’m comfortable recommending it. Here’s a few comments from a recent Instagram post about Rig N Gig.
- Rig n Gig makes my favorite diapers right now – they have EVERYTHING I want in a pocket, and the prices are so reasonable – Commentor on Instagram
This is a modern pocket diaper. What I love about the cloth diaper industry is that we’ve seen so much evolution since the first pocket diapers (think BumGenius, Rumparooz and Charlie Banana) that pocket diapers are now more functional, versatile, and better than ever before.
I have no doubt this diaper will perform well.
You might need a second insert for heavy wetters, but by selling it with one insert you can reduce the overall cost of diapering for those who only need one.
If you need more absorbency on a budget, I’d recommend receiving blankets or considering repurposing any of these other items from around your home. Cloth diapering doesn’t have to be expensive.
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Honestly, I got mixed feelings about Karyn’s low profit margins only because I truly believe that we need fairly compensate those doing important work in the cloth diaper industry. But how do we do that while still providing easy and affordable access to diapers? That’s the ultimate predicament that most likely solved by offering rebates for cloth diapers to support families in making the switch while recognizing the value of business owners who sell diapers.
Other Rig N Gig Pocket Diaper Review Blogs/ Videos
I went to build this section of the blog thinking there were other reviews but there aren’t! Jaqueline has done a few, but if you also write a review leave a comment below with the link.