TIER1-D – A Company for Tactical Dad’s

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Color me shocked. A company has been able to combine fatherhood, tactical nylon, and lifestyle marketing. TIER1-D (their stylization, not a typo) is a company started by an avid outdoor enthusiast “… dedicated to bringing the best in gear and apparel to the modern dad.”

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And brought the gear they have.

After the birth of his daughter, (CEO Jack Osbourne) quickly realized that not only were most commercially available diaper bags covered in flowery prints, they were also being made from low quality, flimsy materials. This is when the idea of Tier1-Dad was born; a line of high quality, functional diaper and lifestyle bags for dads. He crafted the line using his own knowledge of military gear and the outdoors. He consulted with numerous members of the armed forces and avid outdoorsmen to create the most durable, highly functional bags available.

For those of you not parents, Mr. Osbourne is 100% correct. The “high end” diaper bag my wife and I received was exactly that, flowery prints out of flimsy materials. Its ripped already and that’s only from a baby EDC load. I’m convinced it will not survive a toddler.

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To counter this, TIER1-D has released a small, but growing variety of bags using design and construction methods found in tactical nylon. Seeing how tactical nylon is likely the most abused modular fabric in the world (perhaps only behind Carhartt), the bags will likely take a beating and then some.

While the bags will certainly appeal to the “modern dad” (at least they do to me), it may be a tough fight with your significant other. In my case, the wife likes the flowery print. TIER1-D currently offers only Coyote and Black.

Those interested in tactical-ready fatherhood gear can head over to TIER1-D. 

Specs from Their Messenger / Diaper Bag:

  • CARRY: Diapers/wipes, Bottles, Clothes, Blanket, Tech
  • MATERIAL: 1000D Cordura lined with 420D Cordura
  • TRIM: 8oz Hank Molle
  • INTERIOR TRIM: Loop Panels
  • CLOSURE: Water Resistant Zipper
  • STRAP: 1.75″ Riggers Webbing
  • BUCKLE: 1.75″ COBRA Buckle
  • BUCKLES: 1″ Heavy Duty front strap buckles
  • MAIN POCKET: 17″ X 11.5″ X 8″
  • MID FRONT POCKET 9″ X 6″ X 2″
  • HIDDEN FRONT POCKET 9″ X 8″ X 2″
  • BACK POCKET 12″ X 6″ X 2″


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • cons2p8ted

    Just can’t pull the trigger and blow $300 for a tactic-poo carrier!

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      It’s not misconstrued…

  • Mike N.

    Also, as a new father, lack of easy access to wipes from the ouside = fail. You can never have enough wipes, fast enough.

    • schizuki

      That’s what the Molle slots are for. Strap on a hi-cap wipe pouch.

      • Roy G Bunting

        I find you need a 308 magazine pouch for baby wipes 🙂

  • schizuki

    “A Company for Tactical Dad’s”

    The suspense is killing me. Tactical Dad’s what? Convenience? Relief? And who is Tactical Dad?

    (Yeah, I’m a Superfluous Apostrophe Nazi.)

    • Jeff

      AMEN!

    • retfed

      My pet peeve is “it’s” for “its,” and you see it everywhere on the web. The rule is, the possessive for nouns requires an apostrophe; the possessive for pronouns (its, hers, ours, theirs, etc.) does not.
      Why is basic English so hard?

  • schizuki

    Perfect for High Spew/Load Dragging infant operators.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      How fast can YOU do a diaper change?

      Have you practiced it enough times that you cant get ti wrong?

      • Some Guy

        Gotta practice clearing the type 1, 2, and 3 malfunctions as well.

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    • Brett

      Should that be BABPOPAT?

  • Wolfgar

    Don’t laugh, I took my son on day hikes in some of the most rugged areas of the Scapegoat and Bob Marshal wilderness when he was still in diapers. This would have been nice though a little pricey. A small back pack worked great. What is really needed is a tactical baby carrier. 🙂

    • ORCON

      Do you have a tactical baby?

      • Wolfgar

        No, today he works for the Mt. Fish Wildlife and Parks. Must of had some kind of effect on him LOL.

    • Mike

      Complete with rails.

      Wish they had this when mine were small.

      Kind of like being in stealth mode. Nobody expects a pistol in a diaper bag

  • WFDT

    I’m amused that you noticed that TIER1-D is a misspelling, but added an apostrophe to the plural “dads” where none is needed.

    • RocketScientist

      Whats mis-spelled about tier? Isn’t that how its spelled?

  • Andy

    We bought a diaper backpack. Grey and black, looks like something I might have carried on campus. And at $35, if it’s only 20% as durable I’m still ahead more than $100. And it’s pretty rugged so far. Babys R Us. Wife initially bought it for me, since all the ones we got at showers were the flowery type. Yeah, it is now thew only diaper bag.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    People shouldnt try so hard. If I had kids Id carry the fruitiest Strawberry Shortcake diaper bag they had and in it next to the baby wipes would be an SBR MG.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Ive always said “Dont mess with a man that carries a pink gun.”

      I think this falls into the same category.

  • ORCON

    Finally a company for tactical dad is. Whetever that means. (mean’s?) You can now Chris Kyle like a boss at the play date at the park with your kids! Don’t forget the tactical diaper rash cream.

  • Douglas Pickerell

    La police gear has tactical diaper bags for 20 bucks. Own one well worth the money

  • Dickie

    Tier1-D = Tired Very nice play on words

  • SLi-Fox

    LOL, I use a Hazard 4 Plan B for mine. My wife doesn’t like the look of MOLLE, but agrees that adding extra pouches is convenient for faster access to stuff.

  • AndyT

    I have no issues carrying a cartoon themed bag for my kid. That’s literally what being a parent is about, sacrifices for your offspring. That said I also have used a hiking backpack to carry stuff because it’s more durable and better organized.

  • Aidan

    Diaperdude – great product.

  • SlowJoeCrow

    I don’t see what makes these a better choice than the Eagle Creek diaper bags that have been around since the 90s. Our Eagle Creek backpack lasted through 2 kids and was still fit for several more, plus it had a changing pad.
    There are plenty of sturdy outdoors capable bags, so these are just for trying to look “operator” with a baby in Multicam diapers.

  • Madcap_Magician

    I feel kinda OG for using Maxpedition bags as diaper bags now.

  • AD

    This article made me laugh. Tier1-Dad; classic.