Men's Toiletry Bags

While men and bags rarely go hand in hand, men's toiletry bags are an absolute must-have item for modern guys who lead an active lifestyle. Great for taking to the gym and ideal for weekend breaks or longer, they store all of the essentials you need to look and smell great.

It usually takes men much less time to get ready for the day or a big night out than women, so a small carry case is all that's needed for the handful of products men may use.

Men's toiletry bags usually feature a main compartment that fits the biggest toiletry items inside, including shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, your toothbrush and toothpaste and aftershave or eau de toilette.

Many also have zip pockets for smaller items like hair gel, dental floss and disposable razors. This convenient separate space allows you to easily organise your essentials so you can access them quickly and easily during your time in the bathroom.

Material preference

Typically thought of as high-end and luxury accessories, men's leather toiletry bags are perfect for a business trip, with the soft leather slipping easily between your clothes in an overnight bag.

Canvas toiletry bags have a more rugged look and are preferred by those who prefer durable, hard wearing designs.

Men's polyester toiletry bags are often included as part of a branded gift set that includes antiperspirant and body wash. They're light and convenient for taking to the gym, but may not last as long as other styles.

A history of hygiene kits

The toiletry bag is thought to originate from the early 20th century and was designed by the nephew of leather craftsman Charles Doppelt in 1919. Called "Dopp kits", they became widely known during the Second World War when they were issued to soldiers travelling overseas.