Eight Great Toiletry Bags

A good toiletry bag is an essential part of traveling well. Rather than finding the biggest one available, we prefer well-designed bags that not only hold our stuff but encourage us to lighten the load. We've selected some of our favorites below that we'd be happy to have by our side on our next trip.

Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Wallaby
Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Wallaby for $35.
This bag's slim profile makes it great for packing flat.
eBags Pack-it-Flat
eBags Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit for $27.99.
This thin bag comes with its own bottles to help you pack light.
Flight 001 Regulation Dopp
for $38.
These basic "regulation" dopp bags offer ample room for all your packing needs.
Flight 001 mini toiletry
SPACEPAK Mini Toiletry for $28.
A great bag that's small enough to pack exactly what you need.

Muji Clear Pouch for £5.95.
Lightweight and transparent, this pouch keeps your things contained and in sight.

bhive rolls for $30
These handmade bags by bhive are made of bright fabrics and are the perfect size for travel. Be sure to check out the smaller bags which would be great for makeup.

Hanging Bath Case from Muji for $22.95.
A larger case for those who can't pack as light. Plus an added hook to keep things off the bathroom counter.

Wool toiletry bag from Ecolution for $62.
A unique twist on the toiletry bag, made from wool Swiss Army blankets.

Originally published November 10, 2008.


I *heart* the apple bags from Etsy.

The sad thing is, though, I keep returning to zip-top bags because of the fact that they completely contain any possible spills. Completely un-chic and ultimately practical, a little of me dies each time I travel with my toiletries in one of them.

Some of these are so cute...but what I find hard is fitting the necessities into one small bag. When I'm on the road for awhile it feels like there is a whole pharmacy in my bag!

I use a small basic toiletry bag and a ziplock to prevent spills. It's hard to find a bag that's the right size. I'll have to look into a few of these though.