We’re going to get real for a moment.
As your reliable authority on male grooming and hygiene, we sometimes feel a bit like your mother. Did you shower today? Shave? Put on deodorant? Wash behind your ears?
It can feel a little awkward sometimes, looking after you guys like this, but it’s a job we take seriously. We want to make sure you always have access to reliable knowledge so that you can take good care of yourselves. It really is our purpose.
So, we’re at it again today. We’re here to explain a nuanced idea that a lot of guys roughly understand but could benefit from a little more detailed knowledge. We’re going to explain why you need a travel toiletry bag and a Dopp Kit.
What is a Dopp Kit?
You’re a grown man. You’ve slept somewhere other than your own home before. So, you should understand why it’s convenient to put all of your toiletries in a single bag. It’s organized. It helps you avoid forgetting essentials (you never want to go a whole trip without deodorant). It also helps you keep your hygiene products clean.
As important as a toothbrush is, you don’t want to drop a sopping wet, just-used toothbrush into your clothes bag. That’s extra gross.
Clearly, toiletry bags are nice, but you can make things a little bit easier with a Dopp Kit.
Named after Charles Doppelt, the man who invented them, a Dopp Kit is a bag that’s designed to organize your toiletries. Usually made from leather or other high-quality ingredients, the Dopp Kit can fit into your regular luggage while keeping hygiene essentials in their own special place.
It’s a toiletry bag, right?
Well, a proper Dopp Kit can actually hold smaller, more specialized toiletry bags. So, you can put your toothpaste and toothbrush in a small container, and it can fit in your Dopp Kit. The same goes for your shaving essentials, shower products, deodorant, and whatever else you need to stay fresh when you travel.
Why do you need it?
The point of the Dopp Kit is that it’s large and versatile enough that you can customize the contents however you want. Despite that, it doesn’t take up so much space in your luggage that it makes travel difficult.
The Dopp Kit is a simple tool that keeps you organized, and it makes life easier on the road.
But, that’s not really the end of the story. You can use that same Dopp Kit to organize essentials in your own bathroom. That way, when it’s time to hit the road, the kit is already loaded. Otherwise, it’s keeping your bathroom more organized and easier to clean.
How do you pick the right kit?
If any of this sounds nice, then you might be wondering how you can go about picking the right Dopp Kit. There’s some good news. This is not rocket surgery. Find a kit that you like, and you’re good to go.
For those of you who like to shop with more of a plan, though, here are a few tips.
First, consider the size. Think about how many items need to go into the kit for your typical hygiene routine. How much space do all of those items need? Try to get a kit with enough room for everything but not too much spare space. Extra space just makes packing harder, although a little bit of wiggle room to adapt your kit is nice.
Then, you want to think about materials. A good Dopp Kit can last many years, maybe even a lifetime. You want something sturdy and fancy, which is why leather (and quality leather alternatives) is such a common option. A kit with a quality lining will help keep things nice, and you want a zipper that can handle travel without breaking.
After all of that, you can consider the aesthetic. A Dopp Kit is something that should look fashionable and reflect your personal sense of style. Clearly, this is a case where function is more important, but it’s ok to have a Dopp Kit that you think looks good.
The Shed for your convenience
In case you were wondering, all of those tips point to a Dopp Kit that is already perfected: The Shed.
We originally designed The Shed to handle your MANSCAPED™ essentials, in the bathroom and on the go. It’s one of the very few products that we never felt the need to redesign. We nailed this one on the first try.
It’s made from premium materials. It is water resistant and lined. It has a sturdy zipper to keep everything in its place, and it’s designed specifically for friendly travel dimensions (9” x 4” x 6”).
On top of all of that, it looks good.
This is the only Dopp Kit you will need for the foreseeable future, and since we designed it, you know that it will adequately hold your favorite MANSCAPED™ hygiene products.
Best of all, we enjoy giving this kit away for free.
You can purchase it directly, but you can also get it as a gift when you stock up on more of our essential items.
The Perfect Package
You’re familiar with the Perfect Package. It’s our signature MANSCAPED™ set, and it has everything you need to tackle male hygiene at a higher level.
The full list of included goodies is enticing:
It also comes with two freebies included: a pair of MANSCAPED™ Boxers and The Shed. So, if you’re short on any grooming essentials, you can get them all in one nice, convenient spot, and you’ll get your hands on the perfect Dopp Kit while you’re at it.
The Performance Package
While the Perfect Package is aptly named, we also have a nice kit that focuses a little more on a total grooming solution. You’ll find our best grooming tools in the Performance Package.
Here’s the full list:
This kit comes with the same two freebies: boxers and The Shed.
In either case, it’s a grooming kit that will take great care of you, and you’ll have your own Dopp Kit that is ideal for home and travel use, taking care of you for years to come.
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