What We Like
Waterproof construction protects against leaks and spills
23 storage points
Capacity to hold full-size toiletries
Great for sharing with travel partners
What We Don't Like
Design is more utilitarian than stylish
Mesh lining is delicate and easily tearable
When deciding which products to pack for a trip, we often feel forced to eliminate some of our favorites just because of limited space. Thankfully, this MelodySusie Hanging Toiletry Bag is a game-changer when it comes to packing personal items. If you’re flying, packing liquid toiletries in a carry-on means you have to be conscious of size limits. On the other hand, if you toss them in your checked luggage, there’s always a chance of leaky shampoo or mouthwash ruining all your clean clothes. That’s why we perked up when we got ahold of this heavy-duty, 3-gallon organizer. It has 23 storage points, making it the ideal solution for those who travel with more than just their toothbrush.
Design and Portability: Basic, but very durable
Since a standard toiletry bag can typically accommodate only a few bath and body products, we were pleased with MelodySusie’s increased capacity. The oversized bag, which is similar in shape to a small briefcase (when zipped and fastened) measures 10.6 x 6.3 x 11 inches, making it perfect for full-size products, shaving kits, and even travel-sized hot tools. With a water-resistant polyester build, spills and leakes are also easy to wipe clean.
This hanging case certainly isn’t stylish (it’s branded with a garish logo) but if capacity tops looks on your list of musts, we’d definitely recommend it.
With five main storage points, there’s the opportunity to organize your products and tools or even separate your belongings from your travel partner’s. When opened, the MelodySusie bag has a main compartment (with mesh lining) that can fit four to nine full-sized bottles, depending on size. Above the main compartment are two fully-zipped mesh pockets that can fit cosmetics and miniature toiletries. Additionally, there are two side flaps, with elastic bands, to hold smaller items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, makeup brushes, and small tools.
Another positive feature of this bag is its built-in steel hanging hook. Once the toiletry bag is unzipped and expanded to its maximum capacity, you can easily hang it on a closet hook or towel rack. If you’re sharing the bag with family members or other travel partners, hanging it in a central location allows for easy access to shared items like cotton swabs, toothpaste, and lotion.
The MelodySusie Hanging Toiletry bag is available in six colors including brighter hues like hot pink and purple and neutral tones like black and navy blue. It also comes with a removable strap that allows you to carry it like a purse, but you can choose to remove it if you’re storing the case in a checked bag. Full disclosure: This hanging case certainly isn’t stylish (it’s branded with a garish logo) but if capacity tops looks on your list of musts, we’d definitely recommend it.
The only downside we noticed when loading this bag was that heavy, full-size toiletries tend to make the bag tilt forward when hanging. After adding bottles of shampoo, conditioner, perfume, and various skincare products, the bag looked as though items may spill out. In most cases, the mesh lining is strong enough to keep the bottles in place, but at a glance, you may notice your bag no longer lays flat in the front. If you’re like us and overpacking is more important than a perfectly flat bag, this little glitch won’t bother you.
The only downside we noticed when loading this bag was that heavy, full-size toiletries tend to make the bag tilt forward when hanging.
Price: Nice and low
While most small- to medium-sized toiletry bags range anywhere from $10 to $20 on average, this oversized bag offers double the space for toughly $17. Other brands that offer four main compartments and a hanging hook are typically $30 and up, making this option super affordable.
Competition: It’s out there, so do your research
Adigow Hanging Toiletry Bag: If traveling in style is a must and you’re willing to cut down on toiletries to do so, the $12 Adigow Hanging Toiletry Bag is worth your consideration. When hanging, the waterproof bag expands to 16.5 inches offering ample room for toiletries and makeup. It’s available in nearly 20 different patterns and colors from yellow lemon to grey floral, so you can choose something that speaks more to your aesthetic.
Hikenture Hanging Toiletry Bag: Another comparable option is the Hikenture Hanging Toiletry Bag. This $20 hanging case features a handle, metal hook, mesh pockets, side pouches, and a deep main compartment which can accommodate full-size toiletries. While it’s a bit smaller than the MelodySusie, it still offers enough room for one to two travelers and is available in a few more colorways.
- Product Name Hanging Toiletry Bag
- Product Brand MelodySusie
- MPN 76-2016-006
- Price $16.99
- Weight 1.25 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 10.5 x 6.25 x 11 in.
- Color Black, blue, navy blue, pink, purple, rose
- Material 300D polyester
- Capacity 3 gal.