The epitome of class, function, and organization: the Dopp kit. While traditionally the Dopp kit applied only to men, we all know that gender roles are mostly enforced by societal stereotypes. So for the purposes of this post, we’ll apply the Dopp kit to both men and women! Hooray!
Better known as a toiletries or wash bag, the Dopp kit derives its name from Charles Doppelt, a German immigrant to the United States. As a leather craftsman, he is credited with inventing his toiletry case in 1919. The traditional Dopp kit is made of leather and rectangular in shape, though a wide variety of kits can be found and are made from anything from tweed to nylon.
Picking out the perfect toiletries bag, however, is just the beginning. The fun part comes from packing it. If you travel quite frequently, we recommend keeping a fully stocked Dopp kit so you’ll never forget anything. Just toss it into your suitcase and you’re ready to go.
And to ensure you have a perfectly packed Dopp kit or toiletries bag, here are 7 tips and tricks from ImpulseFlyer to always abide by.