Dopp Kits and Hygiene Pouches

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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.


Maxpedition is online here and on Facebook here. Also on Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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.


Billykirk online and on Facebook.

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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.

Art of Shaving--Dopp


Art of Shaving online here, on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

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.

Sea to Summit hanging bag

Online here. On Facebook here. On Instagram here.

Hazard 4 ReveilleAnother compartmented little Dopp kit; Hazard 4 makes some interesting pieces (including their Boot Bunker, which we really like) so this might be worth trying out. $49.88.

Hazard 4 Reveille

On Facebook here. Website is here.

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.


Online here. On Facebook here.

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.


Sandpiper T-Bag

You can find Sandpiper online here or on Facebook here.

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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6 thoughts on “Dopp Kits and Hygiene Pouches

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  • June 28, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I used to use a claymore bag, then it got liberated by some douche. Switched to a demolition satchel, no idea what happened to it.

    Now I use a Canvas Tool Pouch, Mechanic, OD Green, NSN 5140-00-329-4306 from the ’60s and ’70s, and it’s the best yet. Looks right at home next to the sink. The pockets inside are great for tweezers and beard/mustache scissors.

  • June 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    I use two, depending on length of travel. For trips less than a month, I use an Eddie Bauer Adventurer kit, which, of course, they don’t offer anymore. For longer trips, I use Spec Ops Brand All Purpose Bag ($38). The Spec Ops bag is basically a three pocket GI tool/med bag and is very sturdy. I looked at the Recon 8 thanks to this article and think I found the Christmas present my wife can give me.

  • June 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Claymore bag. Been using mine for almost twenty years.

    That billy’s looks almost exactly like the one my dad has used for forty years. Except his is leather, and probably cost a lot less, even allowing for inflation.

    • June 29, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Was about to say this. I miss my old claymore bag dopp. Some one acquired it from me while I was showering in Mosul in ’06. Never did get another one.

  • June 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Was a saw gunner during the surge. Use a 249 200 round drum carrying pouch to tote around tooth brush and soap.


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