We recently posted a question on our Facebook page, asking who used what Dopp kits and if anyone had a favorite. Apparently the hands-down favorite is our mom, but there were other suggestions. Some of them we expected, some we didn’t, some we’d never even heard of. It occurred to us later that maybe some of you would be interested in the result of our question. So hear you go.
Perhaps the most commonly suggested Dopp kit was mom.
Here’s a picture of our moms.
Some others were:
The Maxpedition Aftermath was one of the first ones to pop up as a suggestion (and to be honest we should’ve thought of it ourselves). Maxpedition has an excellent reputation and the Aftermath is less than $60 – plus, it looks so tactical.
Billykirk Dopp Kits. Billykirk is a small company that mostly works in leather and canvas. Looks like most of their stuff is handmade. One good lookin’ piece they’ve got is the snap olive waxed dopp, but at $140 it either needs to be capable of giving a handjob or you just must really want it.
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Art of Shaving has a classy, nylon-lined cowhide Dopp kit available. It’s definitely something for a gentleman, a metrotactical, an officer or a pretentious asshole though. Not something you want to use in the barracks. $135.
Sea to Summit offers a hanging toiletry bag, a toiletry cell and a toiletry bag. None of them are terribly expensive, though none of them are as cool or as aesthetically pleasing as some of the others, either.
Alpha One Niner offers the Recon Eight Dopp Kit ($35); it looks simple and effective, and has the added bonus of coming from a veteran-owned company.
Sandpiper of California offers a number of different travel accessories, some of them pretty sweet. In line with the Dopp/hygiene kits though we’ll show you their T-Bags, a hanging hygiene kit ($22.50) with compartments and clear covered areas for better organization.
There were some other suggestions — German toiletry kits, tanker tool kits and others. What are we missing? Any good stuff out there from dedicated travel companies vs. tactical gear manufacturers? Let us know in the comments.
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