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The Best Toiletry Bags on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the best rolling luggage according to frequent travelers, the best packing cubes on Amazon, and even the best nylon pouches to organize your tote bag, we dove deep and found the best-reviewed toiletry bags and Dopp kits on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

4.8 stars, 1,109 reviews

“The thing is remarkably beautiful. The colors of the blond leather straps contrast with the darker-brown leather of the bag itself. I also like that it’s lined with canvas pockets. I think it adds a classic touch. One of the best parts, however, is the zippers. I overfilled a pocket, and the zipper broke. I removed the excess items and re-zipped it. It snapped right back in place and works like nothing happened. It is well-made, durable, and unless I lose it, it will probably be the last one I buy.”

4.7 stars, 143 reviews

“Great value! The build quality is rock-solid, the seams are strong, the materials are durable, and the brass zipper is robust yet silky smooth. It probably has the smoothest metal zipper on any product I’ve ever purchased, with absolutely no snag. I think the hallmark of a well-designed product is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do very well without any gimmick. This bag certainly is that. I look forward to having this bag as my faithful travel companion for many years to come, whether to a nice hotel or a camping trip in the woods. I’m impressed.”

4.6 stars, 210 reviews

“I love this bag. I have been using it for about a month now. It’s great to have full-bag access as opposed to multiple compartments or zippers. Everything fits in here for me. The quality is really good, the zipper and stitching are excellent quality, and the canvas is soft, so it fits nicely in my luggage. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality bag to last them years to come. All for a great price; you could easily spend double for this in a department store.”

4.8 stars, 298 reviews

“This bag is amazing for traveling. I use this for every trip I take, and I pack it in my carry-on bag. It’s small but fits so many things! The inside is lined and water-resistant. There’s an outer zippered pocket as well as an interior pocket. I love all bags made by Herschel Supply because they’re made with great quality, and this travel case is no different. I would definitely recommend this bag!”

4.6 stars, 162 reviews

“This fits all my toiletries and is basically just a joy to have in the house. As a die-hard vintage Beetle fan and driver, this is such a great way to start and end my day. It’s far better made than I expected, and the printing is very detailed (and accurate) as well. It cleans off easily (given the occasional toothpaste spray or leaky shampoo bottle), and the zippers and the handle connecting them seem to be handling the daily use. How did I get through my days with my old, boring, square canvas bag that got all crusty? Thankfully, I don’t have to care anymore because I have this sturdy, joyful replacement.”

4.3 stars, 234 reviews

“I love this bag! I use it for my makeup. It is a little larger than the clear Dopp kit I have been using for years, but the reason I like this one is because I can open it up all the way and see my makeup without having to take every item out. I am a flight attendant, and I love this bag for my makeup and for travel! I put my eyelash curler and other items, like a nail file and liner sharpeners, in the zip top. I will be purchasing this item again.”

4.6 stars, 710 reviews

“I needed a new toiletry bag that could fit a reasonable amount of personal items, be of good quality, not take up a ton of space, and be relatively affordable. This bag definitely lived up to all four of those criteria. It is made well, with a nice, heavy zipper. The walls of the bag collapse and expand based on the volume contained within, and the material expands quite well and holds a surprising amount of items for its size. It fit snugly in my suitcase without taking up substantial room. Overall, I’d highly recommend this product … Plus, I feel the price is excellent for what you get.”

4.7 stars, 219 reviews

“This little bag is big on space! The fabric has a wonderful high quality, durable feel in a very versatile style. The size is exactly what I was looking for when organizing all of my travel-size bottles, medicine, brushes, razor, and makeup. Everything I need fits perfectly inside and the bag holds its shape, so it makes it super easy to pack into another bag or suitcase alongside my packing cubes. If you are looking to hold full-size bottles, however, this compact size might not be for you, but I cannot believe how much I can actually fit comfortably in this bag. It’s perfect!”