Best travel toiletry bag – for solo travellers to families and kids

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Finding the best travel toiletry bag doesn’t need to be hard.  There are loads of options on the market, but narrowing down the choice depending on what your travel style is, how much you like to take and how long you’re likely to be travelling for will make choosing your travel wash bag much easier.

Finding the best travel toiletry bag

Are you looking for cheap toiletry bags or lightweight wash bags?  How much are you likely to be taking with you?  Is it just for you, for you and a partner or are you a family?

These are the things you’ll need to weigh up when looking for a good travel toiletry bag.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a one size fits all answer to the best travel wash bag, but I’ve tried to seek out the best rated through reviews and best selling in a few different categories on this post.

Best hanging toiletry bag for travel – lightweight

If you’re looking for a generic travel wash bag that are suitable for carry on and are light weight then these will fit the bill nicely.  As I mention below in the family travel wash bag section, what we’ve used previously have always been really bulky and padded – not what you always want when travelling light!


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Sea To Summit Toiletry Bag

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The Sea To Summit wash bag has been designed specifically for travellers in mind and so is light weight.

It is still a good size but it’s interior is made of mesh which cuts down the weight considerably and also is great for keeping everything aired.  There’s nothing worse than a toiletry bag going mouldy – hopefully the design of this one will deter this!

I love that I can hang it up and still fit in everything for us all.  It’s available in both a small and a large size so go with what you think will be best for your travel style, although many have said that since it packs down so small it’s worth going for the large size.

>>> Click here for more details and reviews of this item on Amazon <<<


eBags pack it flat toiletry kit

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The material used for this and the packing cubes is great, really sturdy but also not bulky so this will be great for lightweight travel.  I like all the little pockets this one has and also that you can extend the area to make it larger if needed.  It comes in a variety of colours too so you can match your packing cubes or be a little different!

>>>For more information on this toiletry bag and reviews see it on Amazon <<<



Best toiletry bag for women

Toiletry bags for women often come marketed as cosmetic organisers or even make up bags.  If you’re looking for the best make up bags for travel then the following would be a good choice but also check out the options in the family category below as they may suit as well, especially if you don’t need quite as much space as this one.

Lavievert Toiletry Bag

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What attracted me to this bag was the organisational element to it.  If you’re looking to take a lot of make up abroad with you or more than a cursory amount of toiletries then this will be great for you.  There are many separate compartments, mesh separators and areas to store toothbrushes, make up brushes or eye liner pencils etc.

It’s quite a large toiletry bag so might not be suitable for carry on luggage, but if you check your luggage when you travel this would be a great choice.

Like many of the options on this page it can be hung up in bathrooms if need be.  I think this would not only be a great choice for women, but it would be a good choice if you’re looking for something roomy enough for two people’s toiletries.  There are also three colour options – black, blue and purple.  They are all nice and classic so will never go out of fashion.

To find out more, read more reviews and check the latest price of this bag click here.


Best mens travel wash bag

TSA Approved Men’s travel toiletry bag

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This is one of the best mens wash bags that I found on Amazon.  I even learned a new phrase – dopp kit!  That must be an american phrase right?  Anyway, it has everything that we look for in travel toiletry bags – it has a hook for hanging up in a bathroom, it has many different sections to keep away smaller items and avoid them getting lost in the bag and it’s sturdy.

I like that it’s a very neutral bag, not girly in the slightest, it’s also available in a dark blue which might appeal if you’re fed up of black!

>>>It’s a highly recommended wash bag – check out the reviews and price on Amazon <<<


Best family toiletry bag

A travel bag suitable for all the family needs to be a few things – large but also with plenty of organisation.  If you’re taking a lot of toiletries you really don’t want them to be stuck in a random mess in a big bag.  We try not to take too much with us when we travel – you can always buy things when you get there – but we always seem to need a decent amount of space even then!


Reisenthel wash bag

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This is the toiletry bag we’ve used as a family over the last couple of years – Reisenthal is a German make and it’s a really well designed wash bag.  It’s a hanging wash bag with a nice area at the bottom that fits a number of containers (so long as they’re not too tall) and has other pockets to stow away things like nail clippers, razors, q-tips and toothbrushes.  I find it keeps everything really well organised and I love that I can hang it up to keep it from getting wet and dirty while travelling.

The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s well padded.  For some that might be a plus, but for me it just makes it a little more bulky than I’d like – we tend to travel carry on only so space is an issue!

>>>Click the link for more information about this wash bag on Amazon <<<


Best toiletry bag for kids

I love these wash bags for kids for a number of reasons – they are robust and also fun.  Kids love to take responsibility for their own luggage if given the chance and these little bags will be perfect for them.  They’ll even come in handy when on sleep overs and when staying with grandparents.

Lassig 4Kids Mini Toiletry Bag

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This mini toiletry bag is perfect for small hands and for small amounts of toiletries.  It’s a fun unisex design that won’t be grown out of quickly and there’s a few more designs in the range too (mushroom, shark, flowers and stars).  What I love about this one is that there are organisational pockets inside which helps to keep everything separate.  This is perfect for travel, but also as a way to encourage organisation in little ones too!

It’s part of a larger luggage range too for matching bags!

>>>To find out more about this product and read reviews click here <<<


Stephen Joseph Carry All Bag

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This kids wash bag is another fab design – this is the shark version but there’s also a ladybird, crocodile, butterfly and a monkey to choose from.

This one doesn’t have the organisational compartments I liked in the Lassig bag above and is just one big space, but it’s well made and if appeals to your kids would be a great addition to their luggage.

>>> Check it out on Amazon <<<


If you’re looking for ideas for luggage for kids then click here for my reviews of some of the best available.


Clear carry on toiletry bag

TSA approved carry on clear travel toiletry bag

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If you’re looking for a transparent toiletry bag that you can take easily outside of your carry on luggage then this small container is perfect.  You don’t need anything fancy but you do need something that is strong and that will not be too big.  It’s great for men, women and even kids.  It’s got a strong zip and is made of a nice sturdy see through plastic.

If you’re going carry on only then something like this is a must.

>>>To find out more including the latest price see on Amazon. <<<


Travel organizers for toiletries

The best travel toiletry organizer you can get is travel toiletry bottles.  They’ll cut down what you’re taking immensely and make sure that you’re not taking too much.  Other gadgets that are worth getting are toothbrush heads so that you’ll cut down on any transfer of germs or soap to your toothbrush.  These are the kinds of things that I find indispensable when travelling to keep ourselves organised.

GoToob travel bottles

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These little travel containers are excellent for transporting any liquids you might need to take with you.  They make sure you don’t take too much and I love the fact that they have the little sucker on them so you can attach them to walls wherever they’re needed.  As they’re food grade you could even use them for taking food that you might miss from back home!

>>>Find out more about what you can use these for here .<<<


Steripod Clip-on Toothbrush protector


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These are the next step up from just plain old toothbrush covers.  While I love mine for travelling, these go to the next level by using active vapours that take out fungi and bacteria.  You don’t need to be wanting to worry about these things when travelling so I’d definitely recommend getting these!

>>> Click here for more reviews and the current price <<<


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Kirsty Bartholomew

Kirsty has been getting lost around the world for over 30 years and writing about it for 10 of those. She loves to help people explore her favourite places in Scotland, England and beyond. She cannot stay away from historical sites.

2 thoughts on “Best travel toiletry bag – for solo travellers to families and kids”

    • Thanks Andrew – don’t know why Amazon isn’t giving me the image, will look into it. Will take a look at that one you mention too 🙂


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