The Dopp Kit

Invented by Charles Doppelt in 1919, his aptly named "Dopp kit" was designed to stash a man's toiletries while traveling. Every man should have one. After the U.S. Army issued millions to its recruits during World War II, popularity and demand for the travel bags soared. To make your packing less of a headache, keep a kit ready-stocked with grooming products downsized to TSA approved proportions (3.4 oz or less). Below, our suggestions for traveling smoothly. Just add your razor and toothbrush.


The Essentials



Men-U's concentrated 3.3-ounce bottle promises 120 washes.

$9.50, at



A perfect use for tiny dentist samples.

Free, with 6-month check up.



Lab Series' non-whitening antiperspirant is fragrance-free, perfect for sensitive skin.

$18, at


Facial Cleanser

This 1.5-ounce organic cleanser by Jack Black works like a toner and cleanser, tackling clogged pores and dirt.

$17.50, at
Jack Black


Moisturizer or Sunscreen

Anthony Logistics offers a non-greasy, fragrance-free twofer complete with aloe, Vitamin C and an SPF 15.

$30, at


Lip Balm

Original Chapstick has been protecting lips from wind and sunburns since 1912.

$1.39, at
Rite Aid


Shaving Cream

The Art of Shaving's palm-sized travel tube softens whiskers and soothes skin for an easy one-step shave.

$18, at


Hand Sanitizer

A handle bottle to have when you travel. Who knows where that tray table's been?

$6.50 for three, at


Hair Product

American Crew's fiber hair creme in a space-saving 1.75-ounce jar.

$8.49, at salons and Amazon


Tooth Paste

Marvis, an Italian cult favorite, offers an Altoid-strength minty flavor in a retro-hip tube.

$6, at


Lint Brush

LintUps, a handy matchbook of adhesive sheets easily tuck into zippered pockets.

$5, by

The Extras

Safety pins
Nail clippers
A $20 bill
Ear plugs


Dopp Kit Suggestions

Keep your toiletries in sturdy and handsome travel bag.
We've rounded up some of the best on the market in a range of price points.



Bottle your own travel toiletries with Flight 001's bottle set.

$8 at