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Top 10 Wash Bag Travel Essentials

Unlike many women, who seem to require a small suitcase for their toiletries and accoutrement, a travelling man needs only a few essentials to ensure he is groomed and ready. But a man needs a way to stow and carry these items - enter the wash bag.

Whether you’re packing your wash bag for the gym, playing sports, or (and it will happen again one day soon) you’re planning on travelling, a wash bag is an essential item for every man. From basics like deodorant and a toothbrush to shaving and beard care kits, we have a look at the essentials that every man should have in their wash bag.

The modern wash bag was originally invented by Charles Doppelt, a German leather-goods maker from Chicago. He created the ‘Dopp’ kit in the early 1900s and was awarded a contract with the US Army during WWII to provide toiletries to millions of American GIs. These proved to be very popular and ensured high demand for the kits after the war.

You will, of course, want a wash bag that has class, such as our Dursley Waxed Canvas and Leather Toiletry Bag. It’ll last forever, and be something you enjoy owning and carrying around.

Once you have your bag, you will want to know what to keep in it to make sure you’re always looking your best wherever you are.


Travel bottle of shampoo or shower gel

Bar of your favourite soap


Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss

Shaving supplies: razor, brush, and cream

Beard care supplies: Wide-tooth comb, oil/balm

Nail clippers

Lip Balm


Safety Pins


Lint Roller

£20 note

Spare contact lenses

All that’s left is a little planning on how to pack it all in your wash bag and make sure that any bottles have lids fastened securely so that they don’t spill into your bag.

If you’re looking for waxed canvas and leather wash bags, or waxed canvas bags for the rest of your belongings while you travel, visit our online store today.