A toiletry bag is a portable container used to hold hygiene products you need when you travel. Have you ever traveled and forgotten something? A common ice breaker in conferences that I have attended include asking, “what did you forget to pack for this conference?” The first business trip I took, I forgot my dress shoes and sunscreen, but I had black tennis shoes, so it was not that noticeable, and I was a little orange.
What to look for in a toiletry bag
- No matter what bag you choose, it has to have enough pockets for the way you organize your things and, of course, fits your style of travel. If you plan for a trip with a lot of small things accompanied, you should choose the toiletry kits with different compartments.
- I personally look for waterproof bags because you might take a shower upon checking out, which means you are bound to have something wet inside your bag. Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or a summer abroad, one thing is certain: you need a reliable way to carry and organize your personal essentials.
Various names for toiletry bags
A toiletry bag has a history of names, including ditty bag, dopp kit, bathroom kit, sponge bag, toilet bag, toilet kit, body hygiene kit, travel kit, wash bag, shaving kit, or wet pack). I had to mention this because it was difficult to find the history of toiletry bags without including them.
This travel case is constructed of durable waterproof Cationic Oxford cloth giving it that extra protection needed while being used in bathrooms or for shower accessories. Also, the toiletry bag is designed with the traveler in mind, meaning this case comes complete with a built-in hook perfect for hanging your bag to allow for fast access to your items, as well as simply storing your travel case when not needed. A side handle is included to ensure that carrying your bag while traveling is made easy.
Consider liquids containers
As we set for long travels, travelers must be diligent and remember every essential needed. Liquid containers will contain all sets of small bottles, perfect for shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, and more. Airlines require that liquid products be no more than 3 fl. oz.
TSA and Carry-on Toiletries
You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in a small bag and separating them from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.
You may carry duty-free liquids in secure, tamper-evident bags, more than 3.4 oz or 100 ml in your carry-on bag if:
- The duty-free liquids were purchased internationally, and you are traveling to the United States with a connecting flight.
- The liquids are packed in a transparent, secure, tamper-evident bag by the retailer and do not show tampering signs when presented to TSA for screening.
- The original receipt for the liquids is present, and the purchase was made within 48 hours.
The items inside the secure, tamper-evident bags must be screened and cleared. Any item that alarms or is unable to be screened will not be permitted in your carry-on bag. We recommend packing all liquids, gels, and aerosols that are over 3.4 oz or 100 ml in your checked baggage, even if they are in a secure, tamper-evident bag.