You probably have a toiletry bag. But do you have the best men’s toiletry bag? Just how satisfied are you with your Dopp’s…performance? If your answer to that question was anything less than “extremely”, you should be in the market for a top-tier Dopp kit.
Whether you’re heading out for a quick weekend or a longer soul-searching sabbatical, a Dopp that ably transports all of your grooming products can be a game-changer. Not only will it allow you to organize said products, and separate them from the clothes they could ruin with one loose cap, but it also looks a lot more grown up than a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Think about it: You wouldn’t shove the contents of your carry-on into one of those plastic IKEA bags and board a plane, would you? On a smaller scale, that’s essentially the Ziploc-as-toiletry-bag move.
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The Best Toiletry Bags Shopping Guide
The most basic Dopp kit is just a big internal pocket with some sort of closure, but there are several different varieties differentiated by shape, material, number of extra pockets, and miscellaneous bonus features. At bare minimum though, a high-quality Dopp kit should have plenty of space (enough to fit several travel-size containers and grooming essentials like a toothbrush and a shaving kit). It should also be easy to clean (spills happen!) and water-resistant, come with a good zipper, and pass the “would I be embarrassed if someone saw this out on my counter?” test.
The following toiletry bags and Dopp kits are a few offerings from our favorite brands that our writers have coveted, purchased, and used on trips far and wide. After neatly packing them in suitcases or tossing them in the bottom of backpacks, we can guarantee that at least one of them is certainly the best men’s toiletry bag for you. Oh, and once you’ve got your Dopp, be sure to pack it smartly.
The All-Around Best Toiletry Bag
Mismo’s washbag features a ballistic nylon exterior kitted out with a water-resistant cotton lining and a sturdy zipper to ensure your grooming goods stay nice and dry wherever you’re headed. The roomy interior is great for stashing your apothecary of skin care hacks without adding unnecessary bulk—slit pockets at both sides give you the option to stow necessary one-offs like razors and combs, while elegant snap-hook closures sourced from Italy open up to give you additional space, and fold down for instant handles. Franky speaking, though, its top-notch design doesn’t need all those bells and whistles to prove that it’s in a league of its own.
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Everlane’s transit catch-all does exactly that—neatly stows your grooming essentials, keys, tech and whatever else you throw in it without taking up too much space. Ditto Filson’s tough-as-nails tin cloth kit (reinforced with water-resistant nylon), which repurposes the brand’s word-class waxed cotton in the form of a lightweight, extremely functional Dopp.
Air’s Cordura nylon-ified travel kit takes organization extremely seriously, with two separate roomy interiors for your bottles and tubes plus additional zipper compartments at the front and back. Dagne Dover’s “Hunter” bag is the gift that keeps on giving—its interior is decked out with elastic loops, a mesh slip pocket, and an additional zippered pouch you can remove when you’re not using it. If you aren’t able to fit everything you need into one of these, you, friend, might be overpacking.
The Best Basic Toiletry Bag
This waterproof pack from Rains features a single interior pocket making it perfect for weekend excursions that require you to preserve as much packing space as possible, or those last-minute trips where non-essentials like condition and body lotion are likely to be provided. With its no-frills, versatile exterior this bag can be repurposed to hold all you gizmos and gadgets for those days when the commutes are looking less than sunny. The last thing you need is your AirPods getting soaked before an onslaught of Zooms.
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Made from a tough, water-resistant fabric, Lululemon’s bag will make sure your hodgpodge of tech and toiletries doesn’t get soaked in a sporadic April shower. But if you’re planning to brave the great outdoors, you might want to opt for Patagonia’s cylindrical number, which is made from the brand’s legendary ripstop nylon and features an internal pocket to keep your stuff from rolling around at every twist and turn.
Maybe you just watched 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time or you’re just really into grids—either way, this waterproof Acne clutch is as timeless as a Kubrick classic. If you’re working with some funky packing quarters, Topo Designs’ triangular dopp kit takes the guesswork out of finding the right arrangement of bags so you can focus on actually, you know, packing your stuff.
The Best Hanging Toiletry Bag
If you want sprawling access to your bathroom in a matter of seconds, then you’ll want to get pair up with Calpak’s Terra bag. Built from a wonderfully tough ripstop blend (reinforced with waterproof coating that also gives it a little extra sparkle), this toiletry bag is packed with pockets—zipper mesh pockets for your comb and contacts, pockets for face wash, body wash, deodorant—and elastic loops in the interior and exterior so you can avoid the soggy toothbrush dilemma. It, of course, features a collapsable hook so you can hang up your goods for easy access and tuck away when it’s time to hit the road again.
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Just because it’s functional doesn’t mean it has to be gorp-ified, as Mark & Graham’s generously compartmentalized toiletry bag proves by swapping out the popular nylon for a buttery soft leather. If you could care less about scoring style points and are looking to pack it in while keeping your load a comfortable weight, then Sea to Summit’s bag is a worthy pick.
Sometimes, of course, you really do need to pack a load. In that instance, make sure you’re not adding any unnecessary bulk without compromising storage with Narways streamlined toiletry bag that features side pockets that open out to reveal a rows of elastic loops that can hold it all. Nomatic’s 10″ toiletry bag is also a great contender for bringing everything but the bathroom sink, while miraculously saving you space thanks to a slender profile.
The Best Leather Toiletry Bag
Made to order in their Massachusetts workshop, Frank Clegg’s deceptively handsome travel kit may look too pretty to throw in a carry-on, but it’s well equipped to handle whatever the travel gods throw its way. The tumble grain leather is lined with water-resistant acrylic fabric so you don’t have to worry about unsightly leaks and patches, while the rust-proof brass hardware will keep your zippers in peak condition no matter how steamy the bathroom conditions.
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From bags to slides, Bottega Veneta’s woven motif proves yet again how versatile it is, this time in a lather wash bag that’s fashionable without being obnoxious. Royce’s smooth, Columbian leather bag opens up to a spacious interior that can hold all the essentials and more while zipping down for a compact fit.
Nisolo, the brand behind our favorite rich-guy sandals, also makes a mean dopp kit. While this bag is a mix of waxed canvas and leather, it maintains the leather aesthetic while improving the kits weather-resistance performance. Another great contender is Double RL’s burnished leather dopp kit that manages to look charmingly rustic—without getting into rusty territory.
The Best Splurge-Worthy Toiletry Bag
A IYKYK brand that’s become mainstream as more people have gotten hip, Goyard doesn’t need to prove itself in the travel department. The Parisian brand has been churning out stylish trunks and fine leather goods since 1792, and its attention to detail is what continues to set it above the rest 200 years later. Naturally, its toiletry bag is top-notch with a supple leather exterior that’s lined with cotton to absorb any little spills and excess moisture that’s throw its way. The upright design will also keep your bottles from running amok while allowing for compact packing experience. If you’re going to splurge, skip the gimmicks and invest in a piece that’s proven its ROI consistently.
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Other worthy selects are Common Project’s tubular calf-leather bag and Gucci’s washbag. The latter also knows a thing or two when it comes to swanky travel gear, getting its start as an artisanal luggage company inspired by founder Guicco Gucci’s work in posh London hotels.
If you’re looking for something with a little more sex appeal, cop Tom Ford’s grainy wash bag which will treat your rotating selection of top-shelf scents right, or get hot and heavy with Brunello Cucinelli’s spacious bag that features a double-zipper top giving you ultimate access.