It’s almost six months since I’ve left home to travel the world — and it’s definitely been one hell of a roller coaster ride.
I’ve been to over four countries and plan to visit many more this year — there’s just to see and more importantly, so much you learn you know?
However, one thing I’ve learned the hard way:
GET A TRAVEL KIT!
Why? Because packing your shaving cream in the same compartment as your clothes is NOT a good idea —it can leak!
In a hurry? Here are my top Travel kits for men:
Best Reasons to Buy:
- Waterproof travel kit
- Contractible Body
- Easy to wash silicon material
Best Reasons to Buy:
- Waterproof nylon linning
- Classy & genuine leather
- Functional compartment system
Best Reasons to Buy:
- Economical pricing
- Lifetime support
- Functional compartment system
In this article, I cover the best travel kits for men in 2019. Don’t make the same mistake I did and neglect important essentials.
So let’s get started.
What?! Travel kit for men?
This was precisely my first thought. However, after my little accident (and a few searches on google) I soon found that men actually have travel kits!
So, Travel kits are basically another world for Toiletry bags. You can stuff in all the essentials you would need in the bathroom. For example, grooming kits, shampoo, gels and of course shaving cream!
Pro tip: A travel kit (for men) is also called a Dopp kit or a shaving kit.
Why is a Travel kit essential?
Even though they’re one of the smallest pieces in your luggage a man can own, a toiletry bag or travel kit is one of the most important. From toothpaste, cologne, condoms and more, you can fit all your essentials in there.
Here are some of the biggest reasons to get a travel kit:
Reason #1: Keep Your Personal Things Private
While traveling, you will have instances when you have to unpack quickly.
Lost your boarding pass? Maybe it’s in the bag — unpack
Lost that key? Perhaps it’s in the bag — unpack
The last thing you want is some of your private stuff falling out
This is just one of the examples and probably a bad one, but you get my point!
There’s really one purpose of getting travel kits for men: keep your personal things private and secure.
Reason #2: Good Internal Organization
As mentioned before, you’re going to unpack a lot. So, the last thing you want is your personal belonging like a toothbrush getting lost in your clothes.
Instead, use the nifty travel kit and keep all your essentials organized in one toiletry bag.
Reason #3: Convenience
There’s one thing you will use every day while traveling — their essentials. I’m talking toothbrush, grooming kits, etc. etc. and that’s why they’re called essentials!
Having all your essentials in one place in a travel bag makes it so much easier to access it when required.
Bottom line investing in a good travel kit is one of the best decisions I’ve made, and it will definitely be the same for you.
“Mark, men, don’t pack as much as girls!” said my friend.
But nothing could be further away from the truth.
In fact, I’ve written an article on all the travel essentials for men that clearly state that we have quite a bit of packing as well (just not hair dryers and shampoos).
Anyways, if you’re still reading, I’ve taken the time to help you discover the best toiletry bags and travel kits for men in 2019.
Moreover, I’ve chosen this list based on good zipper strength, size, style, material, and durability.
Remember, I learned this the hard way so I know how vital a travel kit can be and thus only recommend the best toiletry bags to help you get the most value for what you spend.
Best Travel kits for men in 2019
Now, although I’ve curated a list of the ‘best’ travel kits for men, there is really no toiletry bag that is the best.
In fact, most of them are good and bad in their own way. For example, one Dopp bag might be great at resisting water but won’t as good as a hanging shaving kit that’s big enough for ALL of your toiletry products.
Here are a few tips you can use to pick the right travel kit for you:
- If you need waterproof go for a silicone bag
- If you need more room but still want waterproof go for a leather bag with nylon lining
- Want even more room (shaving kits etc.) go for a hanging toiletry bag
- Less space? Go for a small or even better a contractible travel kit
As you can see, there are travel bags for different purposes. So make sure you look at what your requirements and needs are before you go ahead and pick a toiletry bag for you.
Okay, Let’s get started!
With the Wurn Stiffs, you don’t need to worry about dirt or spills. This is a 100% silicone Doppel Bag that is leak resistance from the inside out.
So, if anything explodes (like my shaving cream), it stays INSIDE the bag and not on your clothes and luggage!
At 10” x 6”, this bag is big enough to stash all of your toiletries. The best part? It expands and contracts that make it significantly less bulky than other leather travel kits for men.
You can literally take it to the shower or tub. If it gets wet? Just wash it! It’s that easy.
The Vetelli leather toiletry bag is a beautiful combination of style and functionality. It features a unique vintage Dopp kit design made of 100% leather with a 100% waterproof lining on the inside.
It also has two large compartments that feature two separate large zipped storage compartments making it easy to fit a range of travel & shave accessories for men.
This is an exclusive travel kit that is designed by a traveler, for travelers. At 10.5 in x 5.5 in x 6 in, it is perfect for storing all your essentials and more. It also features a collapsible option that saves up room in your bag.
It is packed with nifty features that work towards its functionality and notably offers one of the best after-sales services. It’s also priced unrealistically low which makes this an absolute no brainer.
This is a fashionable and vintage leather bag for men that is suitable for work and traveling. At 10” (length) x 5.5” (width) x 5.25” (height), this bag has enough room for all your travel essentials.
It also sports a waterproof lining that safely stores liquids without the problem of leakage. What’s really special about this bag is its heavy duty YKK metal Zipper. This is the same zipper used in the military.
The Briggs & Riley baseline is nothing exquisite on the outside but is one of the most durable and functional travel kits known to men. It has a real classic look that I really dig.
It’s also much more significant than most toiletry kits and is big enough to hold anything you might need, even full-sized toiletry products. I particularly love the internal organization that features multiple pockets.
MenScience Personal (Small Toiletry Bag)
At 9.5″ x 4.5″, this is is a medium-sized men’s travel toiletry bag. However, it is roomy enough to carry a full set of essentials for men (even a full set of grooming products!).
This MenScience bag also features durable, water-resistant nylon, with a neat two compartment organization. A nylon lining makes cleaning a breeze, so even when things get messy, this bag will definitely hold up.
In my opinion, if you’re going on short weekend trips and need something small and convenient, this is the bag for you.
Herschel Supply company is great for men that pack life. This beautiful travel kit is made of 100% polyester and thus is super light.
Moreover, it is big enough to carry most of your toiletry and perfect for stuffing in small corners of your bag, making this a perfect travel for minimalist travelers.
It also features a functional design with a nifty handle on the side that makes for easy carrying. Lastly, it has a wide range of colors, so you can rest assured you will find your choice.
Kemy’s is a luxury brand that’s known for classic, retro products built to last a lifetime and beyond.
This trend is followed in the Kemy’s canvas Toiletry bag. They literally take something boring and turn it into a classy leather Dopp kit. Moreover, you can customize it to give it that personal touch! (perfect for gifs!)
I think it’s quite exquisite as compared to those regular travel kits but why not right? Toiletry bags are more of a one-time purchase — so why not get something really good?!
At 10” x 6” x 4.5”, this toiletry bag is spacious enough for all your toiletries including bulky grooming and shaving kits.
Notably, it is made of rugged top-grain leather with an easy-to-clean nylon interior; this makes it both classy and super functional — win-win!
I particularly love the functional design with dual top zip closure, top center with velcro closure that easily opens for full access to the interior content. From exterior zip pocket to side carry handle, it is designed for easy access.
Moonster is a unique brand that is famous for its handmade leather products. Their toiletry bag follows this trend and is made of 50% thicker leather than most other bags.
They use 100% hand made horse leather; naturally tanned with special oils. This means every product varies in color and shade — no two toiletry bags look the same!
At 9″ x 4.5″ x 4.5″, it is big enough to fit all your bulky shaving kits and small enough to fit inside your bag conveniently. Bottom line this is a unique handcrafted leather toiletry bag perfect for those looking for an exquisite vintage leather bag.
A luxurious pebble grain genuine leather Dopp kit perfect for men that travel with a lot of toiletries like a large shaving kit.
At 10.5″ L x 4.74″ W x 5.5″, this travel kit is both spacious and small. It also has a nice rugged look that will age beautifully. I particularly love the functional internal organization that features two roomy main zippered compartments and one front zippered pocket.
It also has a nifty leather pull tab that makes it easy to close and open when required. Bottom line a classy and functional toiletry bag — win-win!
At 11” x 6”, it has more room for all your toiletries like shaving kits and others that take up a ton of space. It made of an extremely durable ballistic weave that ensures a long lasting life span.
It sports a U-zip opening that ensures quick access while allowing you to see all your toiletries at once, without having to dig in like a zipper top bag.
On the whole, it is a clean, modern and functional travel kit, that makes it a top choice for most men.
Now, if you’re looking for a big ass toiletry bag that is big enough for all your toiletry products like grooming and shaving kits, in fact, there are very few as big as the Baylor University hanging travel kit.
It is a huge travel bag that features many compartments and even has an option to hang it in the bathroom conveniently. At 9.6oz it is actually quite lightweight.
That’s it! I’m pretty sure I covered everything about travel kits for men. However, if you think I missed something or if you have a question do leave a comment below.