Because scraping crusty toothpaste off your clothes is hard.
Because of this, some people tend to wait until the last minute and just throw everything, toiletries included, into their luggage. Unless you have the luck of the Irish, expect this to result in an exploded shaving cream can or toothpaste smears across your blue button-down.
If you haven’t already, we recommend all frequent travelers invest in a men’s travel kit, also known as a Dopp kit.
Tumi, a brand built on making travel sleeker and easier, makes one of the best men’s travel kits out there. The Alpha Bravo Riley Kit (tumi.com, $125) is about to save you a lot of time and effort the next time you’re packing for a business trip or weekend getaway.
The bestselling travel kit was originally designed with ballistic nylon, which is known for its durability and resistance to scratches — two crucial qualities when it comes to luggage. There’s also a leather version (tumi.com, $195), and Tumi offers free monogram personalization on both products.
Another factor contributing to the travel kit’s excellent caliber? The antibacterial lining. If you get moisture inside the kit (from your toothbrush, razor, etc.), the antibacterial lining will inhibit the growth of microorganisms.
The front zip pockets and back open pocket provide plenty of space to store your nail clippers, tweezers, and travel cologne. There’s even a hanger strap if you’re not a fan of keeping your toiletry bag directly on the bathroom countertop.
All in all, the Riley Kit, coming in at 6.25 x 9.5 x 3 inches, will fit securely in even the most overstuffed duffel bag, and you’ll no longer have to worry about misplaced or sticky toiletries in your suitcase.
Tumi Alpha Bravo Riley Kit
To buy: tumi.com, $125
Tumi Alpha Bravo Leather Riley Kit
To buy: tumi.com, $195