Dopp kits are a great way to keep your toiletries contained and tucked away from the rest of your travel bag. Grab them and go, and stay organized with all the necessary creams, hair gels, bandaids, condoms, whatever else you may need. And make sure if your cologne pops open in the middle of a flight, the rest of your bag isn’t ruined.
Keeping fully stocked Dopp kits in various bags and places is a SPY life hack we pride ourselves on. That leather weekender duffel bag you use for 70% of your trips? There should always be a fully stocked Dopp kit in there, with its own toothbrush, contact solution, deodorant, etc, exclusive of the ones you use for your day to day. There should be another one in your gym bag, in case you get a mid-workout text that there’s some party to go to, leaving you without time to dash home to get ready otherwise. End up staying at someone else’s place on a Tuesday night, and need to spruce yourself up at the office? Keep a fully stocked Dopp kit at your desk so you can look your best!
But while it’s good to keep these different kits around, each one doesn’t need to be exactly the same. A smaller neoprene pouch can stay in your work or gym bag with just basics like deodorant and a toothbrush, while a substantially sized canvas one can be you go-to for big trips when you need cologne, moisturizer and hair products. The nylon workhorse one can live in your weekender bag when you need a full setup but not the entire medicine cabinet. Try out a few of the best Dopp kits below to get your routine right!
1. Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Toiletry Case
As mentioned above, it’s necessary to keep a Dopp Kit in a few places in your life. It’s also something that can end up ruined if you’re a little too careless when putting the cap back on your sunscreen as you’re rushing to the airport. So while you should buy a quality one, going too luxurious if you’re not always careful could be a mistake. In comes the Herschel Chapter Toiletry Case, which comes in several colors for all your travel and preparedness needs. They’re sufficiently roomy, and at $25 or so per (depending on the color), it’s easy to pick up a couple of them and never stress about damaging them.
2. Vetelli Hanging Leather Dopp Kit
Why dig through a bag to find exactly what you’re looking for when you could easily lay everything out in front of you? That’s the beauty of a tri-fold hanging bag. The handsome leather Dopp kit features four internal pockets, two zippered and two snap-fastened. It’s made out of water-resistant polyurethane leather, making it safe for bathroom storage. And the whole bag is securely fastened with buckles, so it won’t fly open while you transport by the carrying handle.
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3. Topo Designs Dopp Kit
This Dopp kit from Topo Designs is made of a tough, water-resistant Cordura nylon that’s built to withstand whatever wear and tear you throw its way. The effectively sized navy and brown leather bag has a triangular cut, so it’s narrow at the top and wide at the bottom — making it ideal to stash away in a bag or backpack. It’s got just enough room to store all the essentials, plus it looks pretty stylish, too.
4. Bosca Leather Dopp Kit
Style and elegance are two words that come to mind when describing this classy and handsome Dopp kit from Bosca. Whether you’re someone who travels a lot or you just want something nice to stash your bathroom essentials in, this leather number in a cognac color is a timeless and sophisticated storage solution. The bag features a wide zip opening for easy access, and it even features a washable zip-out lining in case some of that lotion or toothpaste spills over.
5. Filson Travel Kit
Filson’s duffel bags are legendary for their hard-wearing canvas which can last for a decade with ease. Started as a company for hunting gear, a section of their business which they still run, the waxed canvas construction of this Dopp kit is intended to withstand harsh outdoor conditions, so it will be more than enough for 10 weekend trips a year. We like their classic tan colorway as it’s not too loud or stuffy and can handle any spills or breaks.
6. Thule Subterra Toiletry Kit
BEST FOR HANGING YOUR KIT
Sometimes it’s nice to be able to see all of your supplies nicely laid out in front of you. When you unlatch the trifold Subterra Toiletry Kit, the bag opens up like a transformer, displaying one slip compartment and three zippered mesh pockets. You won’t have to go digging to the bottom of the bag to find what you’re looking for here.
7. Want Les Essentiels Kenyatta Dopp Kit
BEST OPTION FOR CLEANING
Crafted in pristine nylon, this midnight black is a great option. There is another color option as well, both of which feature a nylon liner which is the best part of this choice. Little extra toothpaste get on the inside? No worries, the nylon interior is easy to rinse right before your next trip!
8. Tumi Split Travel Kit
Tumi is known for classic, professional, well-made luggage and this Dopp kit fits in with that ethos. Crafted in a nice chic black, this option comes with their warranty and would look great with their luggage. You can even make it official and engrave your initials on the face of the bag. This Dopp kit is also made from ultra-durable ballistic nylon to save your stuff from any sudden spills.
9. Mirason Hanging Toiletry Bag
LARGEST DOPP KIT
If you’re looking to store full-sized products (because who wants to bother with travel-size shampoos and shaving cream bottles anyway?), then you’re going to need a large Dopp kit to handle the load. Enter the Mirason Hanging Toiletry bag. The roomy traveling bag features a large main compartment, as well as several additional pockets and organizational pouches. It’s crafted out of waterproof PVC leather and boasts a water-resistant liner, so leaks are a worry of the past. And when you open this bad boy up, the lining features a built-in metal hook for over-the-door hanging.
10. Longchamp Boxford Toiletry Bag
BEST FOR MATCHING
This simple earthy-colored option from Longchamp is reasonably priced for the premium brand, and the best part is that there’s an entire line of reasonably priced luggage to go along with it. Pick up the backpack, garment bag, and duffel bag to go along with your Dopp kit and you’ll be all set to go anywhere in style. The earthy green/grey and tan goes well with any number of different luggage as well, so you can purchase with confidence. The bag itself lends itself to excellent organization with the dual-zippered pockets and interior delineation, providing easy access to everything you need.
11. Dagne Dover Hunter Dopp Kit
BEST FOR MESSY TRAVELERS
Dagne Dover’s Hunter Toiletry kit is made out of neoprene, the material also used for wetsuits and in some outdoorsy gear, which makes its spongy texture perfect for a bag such as this one. Basic and with no frills, but sufficiently roomy inside, pick it up in Red and you’ll never lose your kit inside your bag again. Plus, the neoprene is handy when something (inevitably) spills.
12. L.L. Bean Adventure Pro Toiletry Kit
BEST FOR CAMPING
If you’re going to be experiencing the great outdoors and need something to store in the tent or in your backpack, the Adventure Pro Toiletry Kit does the trick. The kit has several pockets inside and out to keep your gear tidy and organized. Depending on which of the four color options you choose, prices range from $29.99 – $34.95. Plus, it’s crafted from a durable and weather-resistant fabric that’s super easy to keep clean.
13. Urban Outfitters Tooletries Koby Dopp Kit
BEST FOR FULL-SIZED PRODUCTS
The waterproof Tooletries Koby Dopp Kit is made out of 100% antibacterial silicone, so you could load this up with shampoo and body wash bottles and bring this into the shower with you. And no need to grab travel-sized supplies for this one as the top zipper is plenty large enough for you to store full-sized bottles of all your favorite stuff.
14. Royce New York Leather Toiletry Kit
BEST TIMELESS STYLE
The Royce Leather Toiletry kit lets you store your products in high-end fashion. The clean-cut design, available in black or tan (as pictured, here), is a sharp-looking storage solution that has fold-down sides for easy access and is aesthetically something that you’ll be happy to leave displayed on your bathroom vanity.