The Best Dopp Kits to Keep Your Toiletries Organized
Though it’s sometimes used interchangeably with “toiletry bag,” the phrase “Dopp kit” usually implies a roughly rectangular kit with one large main pocket. Why the name? Leather craftsman Charles Doppelt (hence “Dopp”) designed the first one in 1926, and his namesake cases were distributed by the U.S. military for soldiers to carry with their gear. The original Dopp kits survived two world wars, so once you find the right one, tackling your toiletries should be a breeze.
When choosing a Dopp kit, you’ll want to look for one that won’t take up too much space in proportion to the rest of your suitcase but will still hold all your essentials, whether you’re a “toothbrush and deodorant only” traveler or you bring your entire 10-step skincare routine. A water-resistant interior is also a good feature to protect both the case and the rest of your luggage from any unexpected leakage.
And don’t let any arbitrary “for men” labels deceive you; a good Dopp kit knows no gender.
Dakine Groomer Dopp Kit
Dakine’s Groomer is available in three different sizes, all of which come with two internal mesh pockets and a limited lifetime guarantee.
To buy:ebags.com, from $24
Briggs & Riley BRX Express Toiletry Kit
This neat cylindrical kit by Briggs & Riley has two semicircular pockets that join together when closed and secure shut with a strap that also functions as a hanger.
To buy: ebags.com, $55
Aer Dopp Kit
Aer’s utilitarian Dopp kit features two separate zip pockets to split your toiletries however you like and the ability to stash your toothbrush through a loop on the outside for easy access.
To buy: eastdane.com, $45
Hook & Albert Travel Dopp Kit
Keep things extra organized with the three separate pockets in Hook & Alpert’s Dopp kit, available in leather, twill, or mélange grey Cordura. The side pockets zip out to reveal internal organizers and fold down for easy stashing.
To buy: hookandalbert.com, from $115
Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit
KomalC Genuine Buffalo Leather Dopp Kit
Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling toiletry kit comes endorsed by 570 five-star reviewers who praise the bag’s craftsmanship, just-right size, and durable zippers.
To buy: amazon.com, $35
Longchamp Boxford Toiletry Kit
Longchamp’s leather-trimmed Boxford bag comes in three colors and has a waterproof interior
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $85
Topo Designs Travel Toiletry Kit
The triangular Topo kit is the top seller in the category on Zappos, with a bright neon water-resistant lining hiding behind its paracord zipper and a light fabric construction that makes it ideal for minimalist packing.
To buy: zappos.com, $29
L.L.Bean Signature Leather Dopp Kit
This oiled cowhide leather kit has a classic design and all the benefits of L.L.Bean’s meticulous construction.
To buy: llbean.com, $99
Tumi Alpha Bravo Reno Travel Kit
This sleek ballistic nylon case has an antibacterial lining and a hanger strap so you can avoid the damp countertop zone.
To buy: tumi.com, $150
Sondre Voyage Travel Kit
Hope to share one Dopp kit with your travel partner? Sondre’s split-side kit makes sure your toiletries won’t start fights with each other.
To buy: ebags.com, $25
Patagonia Black Hole Cube 2L Ripstop Pouch
Moore & Giles Mini Dopp Kit
For a personalized Dopp kit option, the Moore & Giles comes in four colors, including a very attractive navy, and a water-resistant lining will keep any drips from damaging the leather. You can add an embossed monogram for $12.
To buy: mooreandgiles.com, $115