The 12 Best Dopp Kits For Travel 

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It doesn’t take an expert jet-setter to know how inefficient and woefully misguided haphazardly tossing a loose assortment of toiletries into a larger suitcase is when traveling. Not only can grooming products hugely benefit from some basic storage and organization, but a separate carry solution also ensures that, should your toothpaste, beard oil, or shampoo open mid-trip, it won’t seep into the rest of your travel bag’s contents. For these reasons, Dopp kits have increasingly become a bonafide travel staple, however, with so many different available models, it can be hard to even know where to begin when shopping. So, with this in mind, we’ve thoroughly scoured the space in order to highlight a handpicked array of the best Dopp kits for travel.

A Solid Toiletry Travel Companion

What Factors Should One Explore When Shopping For A Dopp Kit?

While on the surface, it may look like Dopp kits differ very little from model to model, however, the reality is that, there are actually a handful of finer points that should be taken into account when shopping for one. Below, we’ve broken down a few of the most crucial areas to think about before buying a new Dopp kit for travel. 

Primary Construction: Just like with regular backpacks or duffel bags, the overall quality and durability of a Dopp kit will primarily boil down to the materials used to craft its shell, as well as the construction technique — or techniques — used to piece that material together. While some manufacturers opt for ultra-rugged ballistic-grade shells, the truth here is that a Dopp really doesn’t need to exhibit the same level of strength or durability as the larger travel bag or suitcase that it will be carried in — though it never hurts. While discussing shell materials, it’s also worth mentioning that some Dopps have been further fortified through the addition of PU or DWR coatings. 

Secondary Materials: Alongside a Dopp’s shell construction, it’s also worth exploring the material used for the shell’s liner. Likewise, if a Dopp kit has internal pockets or dividers, it’s also worth looking into the materials used for these items as well. 

Hardware: In addition to primary and liner constructions, another area that hugely distinguishes the more premium Dopps on the market from their more budget-friendly counterparts is the type of hardware being used. This includes elements such as a Dopp’s zipper tracks, along with any buckles, hardware, or additional attachment points it may have. 

Size: While Dopp kits do tend to be fairly small — boasting just enough room to accommodate one’s grooming essentials – they can nonetheless vary in size and shape. What’s more, on top of offering Dopps in a variety of colors, some companies also sell the same Dopp kit in multiple sizes. 

Waterproofing: While Dopp kits don’t need to be able to withstand a complete submerging, they should be weather/water-resistant enough to shield the rest of your travel bag’s contents from damage should a grooming product accidentally open or explode while in transit. On the flip side of the coin, this same ability typically affords Dopp kits the ability to also protect its contents from outside rain or moisture. 

Integration: Though pretty much every Dopp kit on the market will fit into a regular backpack or piece of hard luggage, some have been designed specifically to be compatible with existing travel bags. Additionally, some Dopp kits feature elements such as MOLLE webbing that allow for easy attachment to all manner of other carry solutions. 

Organization: A Dopp kit’s job isn’t merely to store all of your toiletries but also to provide organization — a task that’s typically accomplished through the use of a series of pockets, slips, dividers, and loops for accommodating grooming supplies and other small items and travel essentials. 

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The Best

The 7 Finest Dopps On The Market

Bellroy Toiletry Kit

Simple and streamlined, the Bellroy Toiletry Kit is a small, 8.6” x 5.11” x 2.75” Dopp that conceals a host of organizational amenities beneath its single full-length zipper track including several nylon loops, internal mesh pockets, and a toothbrush sleeve with a magnetic closure. Boasting a flexible structure, the Toiletry Kit is crafted around a water-resistant, woven nylon shell that’s 100% derived from recycled materials and paired with a water-resistant lining. Sold in black, bronze, navy, or slate color options, this item is decorated in a Bellroy logo patch and comes backed by a three-year warranty. 

Peak Design Wash Pouch

The Peak Design Wash Pouch is an award-winning Dopp kit that boasts an incredibly calculated and intuitive design. Made from recycled materials, the Dopp features weatherproof #8 zippers and a waterproof shell made from a proprietary abrasion-resistant, DWR-impregnated 200-denier nylon. Inside, this item features five interior silicone-coated mesh pockets, a pair of open storage spaces for larger items, a magnetically-sealed toothbrush pocket with a pull-out lining, and an interior zip pocket for smaller items. Additionally, the outside of the Dopp sports a stowable aluminum hook for hanging, an exterior grab handle, an external zipper-secured pocket, and zippers reinforced with UHMPE threading

DSPTCH Dopp Kit

Made entirely in America and backed by a lifetime warranty, the DSPTCH Dopp Kit is an incredibly durable, over-engineered take on a travel toiletry bag that’s crafted from ballistic-grade nylon. Measuring 9″ x 4″ x 4”, this Dopp’s main compartment is equipped with numerous elastic organizers, a dual access mesh pocket, and a trio of elastic slots that were designed specifically for storing travel-sized liquids and containers. Alongside its ultra-rugged shell construction, another feature that sets this model apart from other Dopps on the market is its removable padded valet tray, which provides a parking spot for all of your EDC even when jet-setting or on the road. 

Aer Dopp Kit 2 X-Pac

Tipping the scales at only half a pound while providing some 2.6 liters of internal storage space, the Aer Dopp Kit 2 X-Pac is another extremely well-thought-out and extremely hardwearing Dopp. This second-generation item is constructed around a ridiculously rugged Dimension-Polyant X-42 X-Pac sailcloth exterior shell before being outfitted with YKK AquaGuard zippers and a water-resistant high-visibility orange interior liner. The interior of Aer’s latest Dopp gets a dual compartment setup with a bevy of pockets and organizers and a toothbrush holder — though there’s also a second exterior toothbrush holder. Other exterior highlights on this Dopp include ballistic nylon side and back carry handles, reflective zipper pulls, and a quick-access front pocket. Aer also produces a $49 version of its second-gen Dopp Kit with a 1,680-denier ballistic-grade CORDURA shell. 

HEIMPLANET Carry Essentials Dopp Kit

Also known as the Taschen Carry, the HEIMPLANET Carry Essentials Dopp Kit is a high-end travel toiletry bag that’s been designed to double as a tech and cable organizer. The Dopp is made from DYECOSHELL  — an eco-friendly dope-dyed, PU-coated 800D x 650D nylon — and features a 300D x 150D fabric-dyed polyester lining as well as beefy and weatherproof YKK Water-R tracks that unzip, allowing the Dopp to open into three main sections. Each of these compartments contains a plethora of loops, slips, and mesh pockets. This Dopp also features a hanger system that allows it to grant access to all three compartments while suspended. 

Tanner Goods Drifter Dopp Kit

A high-end Dopp design brought to fruition using modern materials and old-world craftsmanship, the Tanner Goods Drifter Dopp Kit features a shell composed of a top-shelf amalgamation of DWR-coated black English Bridle leather and Konbu fabric — the latter of which is an ultra-lightweight yet rugged Japanese-made proprietary fabric that’s spun from CORDURA fibers. Inside, the Dopp gets a pair of interior organizational pockets while the shell’s exterior has been decorated in black-anodized brass press-fit rivets, a button stud, and one of Tanner Goods’ signature lanyards. This Dopp is also designed in Portland, Oregon and handmade in León, Mexico.

KILLSPENCER Dopp/Folio 2.0

The KILLSPENCER Dopp/Folio 2.0 is a classically-styled toiletry bag that hides a few contemporary tricks and features up its sleeve. Weighing just 1.5lbs, this Dopp is made in America from premium full-grain leather and boasts a waterproof white tarpaulin liner, a Swiss-made Riri zipper, Pull-The-Dot button snaps, and an interior slip pocket. Interestingly, this Dopp also comes with an included tech folio that can accommodate tablets or smaller laptops such as the 11” MacBook Air. The top-notch level of craftsmanship on display and the overall fit and finish also help to further separate this spare-no-expense pick from other Dopp kits on the market. 

The Rest

5 More Solid Dopp Options

Everlane ReNew Catch-All Case

The Everlane ReNew Catch-All Case is a fashion-forward yet functional take on a Dopp, with a unique closure system that relies on a main zipper which can be rolled back when in transit then snapped down when in use. Made from recycled materials, the ReNew Catch-All Case features a shell and liner that are crafted from polyester with a fluorine-free water-resistant finish and colored using bluesign-approved dyes. On top of an exterior zippered pocket, the interior of this Dopp also boasts five drop-in pockets. Sold in a trio of color options, this item has also been bestowed with custom Everlane-branded metal zipper pulls. 

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Produced in more than a dozen different colorways, the Topo Designs Dopp Kit is a minimalistic toiletry case with a vintage-inspired design. Offering three liters of internal real estate, this Dopp is constructed from a 1,000-denier nylon shell before being paired with a 400-denier coated nylon pack cloth liner (or a 210D recycled nylon lining on some color variants). This item also features a triangular self-standing shape that enables it to sit upright, thereby granting easier access to its main interior pocket. Other highlights on this model include heavy-duty YKK zippers with paracord hook and loop zipper pulls, webbing pull tabs, and a webbing wrist strap and handle loop combo. 

Timbuk2 Transit Dopp Kit

The Timbuk2 Transit Dopp Kit is an unmistakably modern interpretation of a Dopp with a sleek exterior design. This toiletry bag features a recycled nylon shell mated to a water-resistant lining. What’s more, the Dopp has also been outfitted with a zipper guard-equipped main track, a flat interior pocket, and a webbing grab handle. Offering a whopping 4.9 liters of storage space, this Dopp kit also comes backed by a lifetime warranty.

Mystery Ranch Spiff Kit

A fully-packable travel bag, the Mystery Ranch Spiff Kit is a lightweight yet adventure-ready Dopp that boasts two liters of storage space while weighing just 0.3lbs. This impressive volume-to-weight ratio is owed to the use of a shell made from a 210-denier Hitra ROBIC Nylon 6 square grid ripstop. It doesn’t end there, however, as this Dopp kit also sports a full liner, a #8 YKK main zipper, #5 YKK interior zippers, side handles, a deployable swivel hook, overlapping vertical and horizontal elastic loops, a bevy of internal mesh pockets, and divided zippered pockets with both a layered internal division and an elastic loop. Mystery Ranch also produces a much larger, 6.3-liter version of the Spiff Kit. 

Billykirk No. 258 Standard Issue Toiletry Bag

The Billykirk No. 258 Standard Issue Toiletry Bag is a retro-inspired Dopp that’s modeled after vintage military gear. Made in New Jersey, the Dopp starts with a 10.10oz waxed canvas shell before being paired with a vegetable-tanned full-grain leather bottom and a water-resistant nylon lining. Rounding out this Dopp is a Billykirk logo patch, a nylon zipper with a metal pull, and a tubular webbing handle. Weighing in at only 0.3lbs, this item is also produced in six different colors. 

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