When looking to pack for your upcoming trip, a staple that every man will pack is their bag of hygiene items. This item is often called a variety of names from a travel toiletries bag to a hygiene bag. It is a travel bag filled with bathroom and grooming products needed for the duration of your travels.
Aside from your typical name of a men’s leather toiletry bag there are a few unusual names given to this bag that you may hear from time to time. Shaving kit, bathroom kit, wash bag and ditty bag are just a few. Another unusual name you may even hear is a dopp bag, which was dubbed from the leather craftsman, Charles Doppelt. Whatever term you use, it is an item essential for your travel packing list.
When packing your toiletry bag, it is important to make sure you gather all the items you will need for your travels. This may change slightly depending on where your travels plans are leading you, but there are a few staples you will want to have with you no matter where the wind blows you. Here are a few essential items every mens travel toiletry bag should contain.
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Floss & Mouthwash
- Razor & Shaving Cream
- Shampoo & Soap
- Beard Comb
- Hair Product
- Hair comb
- Nail Clippers & Scissors
- Band Aids
The key to thinking up what to pack in your mens travel toiletry bag is to mentally go through your normal day to day grooming routine. Anything you normally use to get ready in the morning or before you go to bed, you will likely want to have with you during your travels. You won’t want to get where you are going and be missing something essential.
While packing all the necessary items may seem like it will take up too much space, you can pack strategically to make sure you fit everything you need. Get some travel size bottles for you bigger items like shampoo, soap and shaving cream. This will free up some room in your bag so you can pack in everything you will be needing.
Before you can pack your hygiene bag, you will need to make sure you have a good quality travel toiletries bag to pack the items in. There are so many different options to choose from, but there are a few features all the best toiletry bags have. First off, you will want to make sure the toiletry bag is good quality and made out of a good durable material that will hold everything and last you through the years. Many are made out of quality leather or have a liner in the middle that is waterproof in case of any spills.
Another feature you will want to consider are the compartments. You may want a large open bag to dump everything into or you may prefer compartments to have your items a little more organized.