This article will cover a bit about Dopp kits; primarily what they are, what they're used for, and how you should go about choosing the best Dopp kit for your personal needs. If you're like most men, there's a chance that you don't even know what a Dopp kit is. And truly, it's somewhat a weird phrase for an item that's been rather commonplace for quite a few decades now, and few people are aware of how useful it really is.
16 Best Dopp Kit Recommendations
To make things easier for you I’ve put together a comprehensive list that you can quickly use to choose a potential match. They aren’t sorted in any particular order, quality or otherwise; rather it’s up to you to take the characteristics into consideration and make your own informed choice. When it comes to the best men’s toiletry bag, 2017 has presented us with quite a few choices. Now, in 2018, we have more than enough to take our pick.
Black Ops Doppler Travel Kit
A fairly large toiletry bag with a fair number of compartments for storing various toiletries. The large one is large enough to hold up to two shampoo bottles, and the smaller ones can be used for your toothbrush, toothpaste, and stick deodorant. The lid features two separate zipper compartments that make sure that whatever’s in them doesn’t fly out when you open the kit. It’s also hangable, which is a huge plus for accessibility.
Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Travel Kit
An elegant-looking, nylon lining toiletry bag made of polyester, making it waterproof. The zipper used to close the kit is waterproof as well, so you can literally keep the bag in the shower while you’re showering, without any cause for worry. The bag itself is about ten inches wide, which is sufficient for a large number of different toiletries.
Want Les Essentiels Kenyatta
This is a very simple but classy looking bag that is large enough to accommodate all your items of hygiene. The magnetic side closures are a really cool feature that makes sure your kit and all its contents stay hermetically sealed until you desire otherwise. There’s an interior zip pocket which is always a welcome addition, and the kit itself is actually made from organically grown cotton.
Michael Kors Kent Camouflage Nylon Travel Case
The Michael Kors Kent is a dead-simple, elegant toiletry bag for those that want a zero hassle experience. There are no extra compartments, just a single zipper, and a small zip pocket. The material is a combination of polyamide and acrylic, and the kit itself is about ten inches wide.
Patagonia Black Hole Cube 10L
A very handy, polyester Dopp kit covered in waterproof laminate and a durable water repellent finish. This makes sure that the kit is protected from any potential outside moisture. It also makes sure that the other contents of your suitcase are kept safe from your toiletries in case of a shampoo burst. The kit itself is very light, weighing in at 9 ounces, and the inside of the bag is equally divided into different zippered mesh pockets. The kit’s carrying capacity is rated at 10 liters, which is way more than you’ll ever need to carry on a trip.
LL Bean Signature Leather Dopp Kit
If nothing else, this bag is a solid choice simply because of the impeccable design. Simplicity, elegance, and a truly vintage feel are the first things that come to mind when taking a glance at the LL Bean Dopp kit. The inside is lined with cotton twill which is an excellent absorbent, and the zipper is high-quality brass that is sure to last you a lifetime. At 9 inches wide, it’s large enough to accommodate all your toiletries and small enough to toss into any suitcase, making it a great choice for travel.
Alchemy Goods Elliott Waxed Canvas
It may not happen often, but toiletry bags do need to be washed every now and then, which is why you’ll be happy to hear that the Alchemy Goods Elliott is machine washable. The nylon fabric this kit is made from makes this possible, so you don’t have to wash your Dopp kit by hand (which is, by the way, very tedious especially when there are a lot of compartments). This is definitely a compact kit, only 5 inches wide and 8 inches long, but still large enough to take virtually all your Dopp kit essentials with you.
Flight 001 Guy Stuff Pouch
While they’re usually designed and built very elegantly, most Dopp kits generally look kind of plain and don’t really have a personality to them. This is definitely not one of those. It features a simplistic, quirky design that is bound to inspire at least some laughs and is practical enough to still function as a perfectly fine toiletry bag. It’s made from a high-quality cotton canvas, and large enough to store your toiletries, as well as your charger and passport if need be.
Aer Dopp Kit
Like many others on this list, the Aer is lined with a water-resistant mesh that keeps both your suitcase and your toiletries safe. It also features an easy-to-access front-pocket, compartments with elastic organizers and a dedicated toothbrush stand. The capacity is rated at 2.9 liters, which is more than enough for your shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, and whatever else you need.
Tumi Alpha 2 Split Travel Kit
Made from ballistic nylon with a leather top, the Tumi Dopp kit is compact and very stylish in an original way. It’s small enough to accommodate the ever-increasing carry-on limitations on flights, so you can take your kit to the plane with you if you happen to need it – a necessity for long airplane rides. Like most quality kits, the Tumi Alpha 2 closes off with a zipper, and the lining actually has anti-bacterial properties designed to keep your hygiene at a top-notch level. Inside the kit itself are three separate compartments for your toiletries.