The 9 Best Toiletry Travel Bags of 2018

Store all your essentials in one easy spot

Travel toiletry bags run the gamut in size, design and price, but usually fall under two categories: ones with hooks to hang on a shower rack or a standard pouch called a Dopp kit. Although styles may vary, these functional bags will help keep you organized with all your travel essentials. Keep in mind that in order to breeze through security, the toiletry bag in your carry-on luggage must be transparent. If you're unsure which might best suit your jetsetting needs, take a look at our list of the best travel toiletry bags.

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    The quart sized, clear travel bag from Keokee meets the strict TSA requirements for carry-on liquids (which are required to be in a zip-up case). Made of durable material, the bag holds small bottles of 3.4 ounces or less and measures 8 x 2.5 x 6 inches. One advantage of the Keokee is the smaller, clear bag that fits inside the case, which is perfect for separating items when using the security bins. Many also use it for headphones, jewelry or charge cords. Be aware that – although pictured – the toiletry bag does not include bottles.

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    The Sea Breeze Hanging Toiletry Bag offers a simple – yet smart – design at an affordable price. Weighing just 7.8 ounces, this lightweight bag features three clear compartments and one mesh compartment for efficiently sorting items and finding them quickly. Each section zips up, the bag is easy to clean and it conveniently hangs on shower hooks. When not in use, the Seabreeze folds up like a book and buckles together. Although this bag is ideal for smaller, travel-sized items, with a size of 11 x .5 x 26.5 inches, it might not be the best option for those traveling with larger haircare bottles.

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    Not every trip requires the same amount of gear, so IQ Travels has designed a toiletry bag with three detachable pouches that allows travelers to customize the size for each journey. The waterproof bag measures 13 x 3.5 x 11 inches and has a briefcase-style handle on top, plus a hook for easily displaying items when open. The bag also comes with two travel-related e-books that are perfect for killing time at the airport. The multi-functional bag can be used for a shave kit, makeup storage or larger bottles of shampoo and conditioner (in the middle section). A mesh pocket on the inside makes it easy to see what’s inside and the separate side pockets are great for storing additional items such as chargers or headphones.

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    With a whopping 23 compartments for organization and more space than most toiletry bags, the MelodySusie is perfect for heavy packers or any two travelers sharing a toiletry bag. The peach-colored bag (which also comes in black or blue) measures 10.6 x 6.3 x 11 inches and has a convenient adjustable (and removable) shoulder strap (so that it can hang like a purse). The bag is made of water-resistant polyester in case any shampoos or soaps leak during travel. The mesh pouch in the front opens to create two “shelves,” and the top hook makes it easy to hang from a towel or shower rack.

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    If you want to avoid a trip to the “travel sized” toiletry section of your local pharmacy, the Squeeze Pod Travel Size Toiletry Kit will save you time and money. The kit includes a clear quart-sized toiletry bag that comes filled with all-natural products contained into tiny, single-use “pods.” The kit is TSA-compliant, so it can help you breeze through the security lines at the airport faster, but is also a helpful item when camping. There are a total of 24 organic items included such as sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner and body wash, shaving cream, lotion, hair gel and hand purifier. Some Amazon buyers noted that the pods can be a little tricky to open.

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    Made of PU leather, the Vetelli toiletry bag is geared toward men who prefer a vintage style and traditional Dopp Kit design when they travel. The sophisticated bag is also practical: the interior has waterproof lining to avoid staining the leather, as well as sturdy steel zippers and two large compartments to easily separate razors, shampoo and other necessities. The bag includes two small, TSA-compliant travel bottles and a lifetime warranty. The Vetelli measures 11 x 6.2 x 6.1 inches and Amazon buyers noted that its style and outstanding craftsmanship make it an excellent gift at a reasonable price.

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    For a water-resistant bag that can handle all your frequent flyer trips, the “Compact Hanging Toiletry” bag by Neat Pack is an excellent choice. Besides being made of durable, nylon fabric and antimicrobial mesh, it's fitted with high-grade zippers to withstand the test of time. Amazon users frequently commented on the high quality of the product and the company even offers a lifetime warranty to stand by its durability. Measuring 8.5 x 8.2 x 3 inches the bag is slim, yet able to hold a significant amount of items. Side pouches fold out for easy organizing, the flat sturdy bottom allows it to comfortably rest on counters and the top hook top allows it to easily display items.

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    For a traditional and functional Dopp kit design at a reasonable price, the Bomber and Company’s toiletry bag is a solid choice. Made from military-grade nylon, the bag is water- and mold-resistant and features waterproof zippers, so the rest of your luggage stays dry. Unlike many others, this bag does not hang to display items (so you have to dig around to find what you need), however it does have an exterior pocket to separate things. At 9.4 x 5.6 x .9 inches, the bag is a good size for short weekend trips, but if you’re bringing the family or going on a longer jaunt, you’ll need something larger.

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    Dakine Prima 5L
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    The Dakine Prima 5L bag is just large enough to hold all your toiletries as well as cosmetics but doesn’t take up too much space in your carry-on. Stylish and functional, the well-designed bag comes in three patterns for a chic bohemian or classic look and includes longer handles that make it easy to tote around. One genius feature that Zappos buyers loved is the clear, zippered pouches attached with Velcro that can be easily removed when needed – perfect for travel-sized shampoos and soaps. The clear plastic pouches also allow you to zip through the TSA security with ease. The bag also has exterior Velcro-closure pockets and interior pockets for keeping things organized. 

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