Every man needs a good dopp kit. You’ve already got that classy weekender bag for short overnight trips, a nice leather briefcase for days at the office, and all the outdoor gear you could need for outdoor adventures. But it pays to keep your toiletries and other basic supplies organized and neat in your bag, and that’s where dopp kits comes in.
Your classic dopp kit comes in leather, but these days, you’ll find them in everything from canvas to ripstop nylon – which are significantly cheaper. That doesn’t mean you can’t find some excellent leather dopp kits for a reasonable price, though – and our list has a few of those too.
Here’s 8 compact, quality dopp kits we love for you to choose from – whatever your budget or style preference.
A classy dopp kit without the leather. The Chapter Travel Kit from Herschel Supply Co. is made from stylish canvas, with a classic striped fabric liner inside. It’s large enough to fit all your essential toiletry items for traveling and even features a waterproof zipper on the main compartment. There’s an internal mesh storage sleeve and a front-zippered pocket with pull of “pebbled leather.”
If you need something classy, sturdy and compact but can’t drop the big bucks, Herschel Supply Co. has you covered. It comes in over 40 colors and prints, too.
A step up from the Chapter Travel Kit in terms of pure class and sophisticated style, the Kubo Waxed Canvas dopp kit has a classic waxed canvas that makes a perfect companion to a Barbour hunting jacket and canvas weekender. They really didn’t skip any of the details for such an affordable price point, either: the inside is lined with satin (“looks way more elegant than nylon,” according to Kubo), the straps and pulls are all leather, and its waterproof – even under tap water. And with almost 4 liters of storage space, it has ample room for all your kit. Get it in either Black or Beige and complete that weekender kit.
Similar to the Kubo, this classic dopp kit by Abbot Fjord is made of 12 oz waxed canvas, with an 8 oz waxed canvas lining, in a tried-and-true design. All-chrome hardware and leather zipper pulls make for a durable, stylish exterior. There’s an interior side pocket for separating messy and wet items, and a total of 3 liters in the spacious interior. The waxed canvas is water resistant and also extremely easy to clean; simply spot clean with a wet rag.
Whoever is behind KomalC, they’ve been done an excellent job at creating high-quality, leather bags and briefcases at a fraction of the price you’d normally pay. Sure, they use “genuine leather,” and not the real high-end full grain stuff. But their workmanship is solid and for this price, their bags are still miles ahead of the competitors.
The Buffalo Leather Dopp Kit is made from legit buffalo leather, with YKK zippers and a water-resistant interior lining. There’s 3.2 liters of interior space – above average for most dopp kits- and a small zippered exterior pocket for the really tiny items you’d like to keep separate. And best of all, it’s wicked cheap for what you get, but the quality really is up there.
Okay, so maybe you don’t even care about looks or lots of storage space. You just want something cheap and durable at the same time. This one from Zero Grid should do the trick. Made from a 420D ripstop nylon, it’s liquid resistant and stops tears or frays right in tracks; Zero Grid boasts that its even impervious to punctures. Add in those YKK zippers and you’ve got a bag built to last, with 3 liters of storage and an inner divider that keeps your toiletries organized.
Zero Grid put nylon “EZ-Grip” straps on the outside, too, so you gran it easily and hang it outside your bag to dry off when necessary. It also has piping to help the bag maintain its shape.
None of those doing it for you? Looking to spend some money on the perfect leather dopp kit? This leather one from Bosca (making gorgeous leather in Ohio since 1911) is the dopp kit of your dreams. Made from exquisite Italian leather, the bag opens wide to reveal 4 liters of storage, with a water-resistant, PU-lined interior to keep your clothes dry in the bag. The lining can even be removed and washed. There’s a hangable hook for convenience and it comes in three gorgeous colors – Cognac, Black and Brown.
Hardgraft makes fine goods with an edge, balancing the “hard and soft, rough and smooth, old and new,” in their own words. Their Full Disclosure Dopp Kit gives us a nice new take on the classic dopp kit; it folds open wide and flat for plenty of access room to the three liters of storage inside. This is actually quite nice, and something you don’t realize would be nice until you’ve tried. It’s made in Italy from rich Italian leather, has a Wipe-Clean inner lining, and their “signature x stitching.” Pricey, yes…but oh-so-worth-it.
Okay, now we’re talking. A full-grain leather dopp kit from a legendary name like Allen Edmonds, for less than $100? Sign us up. The Allen Edmonds Leather Dopp Kit is compact, with 1.5 liters of space, but is by far one of the most-durable and most-gorgeous kits you’ll get in this price range. It has rubber drivers’ feet on the bottom for grip on wet countertops, is water-resistant and lined with a water-repelling, stain-resistant nylon, and is completed by an antique brass zipper. Best of all, it’s made right here in the USA. And it’s Allen Edmond, seriously.
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