The 12 Essential Products That Should Be in Every Guy's Dopp kit
January 22, 2019
No matter if you’re headed to an out-of-town work event, a long vacation, or a quick weekend jaunt, packing is always the worst part of traveling. While different trips call for different clothes, one suitcase staple remains the same: your dopp kit. Sure, you might need to throw in a heavy duty SPF if you’re going to the Bahamas or an extra hydrating moisturizer if you’re headed to a frigid climate but for the most part, your product arsenal should be relatively static.
If you don’t already have a dopp kit to throw into your bag at a moment’s notice, now’s the time to change that. If you do, make sure you’ve got the below essentials packed for your breeziest and most well-groomed trip ever. While 12 products might sound like a lot, each of them serves a legitimate purpose—trust us, they’re what you need to stay looking and feeling fresh.
First things first, the actual bag part of the kit. This vegan leather option is both stylish and ethical and unlike canvas kits, it won’t get marked up when it goes through airport security.
Marvis Mini Whitening Mint Toothpaste ($7.50, sephora.com)
While throwing your regular toothbrush into your dopp kit is easy, fitting in a full-size tube of toothpaste isn’t. Keep this mini version stached in your bag to ensure fresh breath is always just a zip away.
Let’s face it, hotel bathing products are never up to par. To avoid having to use an overly bath gel, make sure this body bar finds a place within your dopp kit. It’s portable, exfoliating and hydrating—just what you need after a long day of travel.
A standard hand cream is always good to pack, especially if you’re spending a few hours or more on airplanes, which dry out your skin. This option by NIVEA is cheap, effective and won’t leave your hands feeling greasy.
GoodWipes Cleansing Deodorizing Body Wipes ($10, amazon.com)
For those days when you have to run straight to a meeting from your flight, these cedar-scented body wipes will come in handy. They’re basically a shower on the go and will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Have a fresh razor packed for when you travel just to make sure you don’t forget the one in your shower. This one by Harry’s is as straightforward as it gets—nothing fancy is needed for a week or two away.
If you’ve got a beard you probably already know how important it is to keep it (and the skin under it) conditioned with an oil. This option is formulated with kalahari melon oil and vitamin E and will ensure you evade dry, itchy, skin, no matter what climate you’re in.
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