One of the biggest pet peeves for any traveler is keeping personal items organized. It's never fun to open a pouch filled with spilled shampoo, or fishing through a bunch of items to find your toothbrush. If you're staying mostly in places with shared or small bathrooms counterspace is also a huge issue when trying to get in the shower.
This is where hanging toiletry bags can save the day.
Hang your kit anywhere possible and find anything you need quickly with the best toiletry bags for travel.
Small toiletry bags are convenient, but that also means transferring all your items to travel-sized bottles. If you're too lazy to do that, then larger bags with lots of compartments are great, but will most likely have to be checked in with your suitcase.
Some bags have pockets, some have slots, so have a think about which you prefer. Make sure the organization features fit the types of items you want to bring with you.
Almost all toiletry bags are waterproof, so that is usually not an issue. But where it gets interesting is that some have extra features. One is extra padding, which can be great if you expect your bag to get knocked around (no one wants an exploded shampoo bottle when they arrive).
Others have anti-bacterial lining which is also a good idea. Why? Because your toiletry bag can be a breeding ground for bacteria due to the moisture of your items, so make sure the materials you choose help you keep your hygiene products actually "hygienic".
Hanging toiletry bags aren't the prettiest things to look at, I get it. However, there are very well-designed kits out there that you won't be embarrassed pulling out of your bag.
Hooks are also common as a hanging mechanism, but some come with straps and buttons. Personally, I have used hooking systems quite a bit. They are super easy to use, reliable and strong. BUT, hiding the hook when you pack the bag up can often be an issue. Not a big one, but on the bags I have used, it tends to always "escape". So, claps and buttons might be a better option for those who hate loose ends like me.
The Sea-Breeze Hanging Toiletry Bag is simple, functional, and affordable. It comes with three see-through waterproof pockets and one mesh pocket for all your hygiene needs.
The pockets are spaced out to let you fold it up without bulking out too much. However, the bag is meant for travel-sized items. Full-sized bottles or soap dishes won't fit. Each pocket closes up with a zipper and the whole bag is secured with a buckle to keep it from rolling out.
The pockets are made of PVC and the bag is made of nylon to prevent leaks. It's small and compact and easy to carry, but most suitable for quick trips or travelers who don't fuss around with too many products.
Fashionable isn't the first thing you'll think of when it comes to toiletry bags, but A.c.y.c. Hanging Toiletry Bag deliver. These bags come in cute prints that make traveling more fun. For the more simplistic types, it also comes in solid colors.
There is a see-through plastic pocket and a mesh pocket for organization. The bottom part is a dopp kit with a mesh window. Here you can dump and go different products that you won't need quickly. The bag closes with a velcro, so stuffing too much things in it might cause the bag to open. However, the velcro seems to be strong enough to keep things together for as long as the velcro strips fully attach.
The best feature of this bag is its anti-bacterial and waterproof lining. It keeps all your items clean dry throughout the entire trip. If despite all the features you're still not satisfied, you're fee to return the item within 30 days of purchase.
For those who simply cannot leave anything behind, the MelodySusie Large Hanging Toiletry Bag can fit all your bottles, tubes, brushes and cases. It has a total of 23 compartments and slots to fit differently sized items.
This is a hefty bag. It bigger than an iPad and can possibly be used by two or more light packers. It has a handle and a detachable strap to easily carry it around or hang somewhere when you don't want your items exposed. When empty, however, the bag folds easily and thinly for easy stowing.
The pockets and dopp kit are made with mesh so you can easily look for what you need. The sides open up to reveal "shelves" with garter slots for more organization.
The bag is made of durable polyester to make it sturdy and keep it lightweight. It comes with padding to protect your items from shock and too much jostling. The anti-bacterial inner lining and water-resistant fabric will protect personal items from moisture and build-up of bacteria.
The Klinrev Travel Toiletry Bag comes pre-packed with containers hairbrushes, toothbrushes, exfoliating bath glove, 4 travel size bottles and a nail care kit. It doesn't come free, though. This is one of the more expensive kits on this list. This is perfect if you can't be bothered to customize the items in your kit.
It hangs off shower racks or bars via a polyester strap fastened with buttons. Each pouch or compartment is labeled for easier organization. The mouth and skin care pouches are also detachable so you can keep them in your bag while the rest of the kit stays in your carry-on.
The kit is made of high quality water-resistant fabric. A mesh pouch sits at the bottom of the opened kit, but you can't see through the other pouches.
The Sleeko Water Resistant Hanging Travel Toiletry Kit is chic, stylish, and functional. Without opening the kit, it can almost pass off as a regular day bag.
It comes with an in-built hook and opens up to reveal easy access slots and compartments. It comes with a mesh pocket and a see-through pocket, a big internal compartment that can fit full-sized bottles, and side pockets with gartered slots. It also comes with an extra TSA-approved sealable plastic bag to carry liquids through airport security.
There is also a handy front pocket for more storage.
The kit is made of tear-resistant and waterproof material to protect your personal items. There is extra padding to protect against shock, and the nylon is easy to clean in case of any spillage.
While it's roomy and sufficiently big in size, the design tapers from bottom to top. While this makes the kit more compact and portable, it also lessens usable space.
It's not always the first thing people think about, but toiletry kits can make traveling so much easier.
For the busy bees with no time to organize in between travels, the Klinrev Travel Toiletry Bag is the kit for you. This grab-and-go kit already has the basics pre-packed and all you have to do is fill in the bottles.
For light packers, the SeaBreeze Hanging Toiletry Bag is small and compact. You can stuff it into your backpack and the buckle closure will keep the kit from accidentally spilling things out. It also saves a lot of space and luggage weight.
Group or family travelers can save a lot of space with the MelodySusie Large Hanging Toiletry Bag. Save space and avoid the need of packing more items with this one big bag that can hold more than what you need. If you're sharing products and bottles anyway, might as well just bring one toiletry bag for everybody.
Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!