Buying A Dopp Kit How To Buy A Quality Bathroom Bag Men’s Toiletry Bag Blue Claw Co Hi! I’m Carl Centeno, the founder of this style blog. Today, I’m going to be talking to you about the Dopp kit. If you haven’t already, please comment to my my blog. By doing that, these posts will come right to you. In addition, if you like this, if you find it useful, the like button is right down there and I would appreciate the like. Also, if you want to learn more about men’s style, I just recently updated my free 47-page e-book on men’s style.
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It made sense. We’ll talk about why it makes sense, but they came back with that habit. Millions of them were sold. Now, Samsonite owns the Dopp brand, but there are many companies such as Blue Claw Co. who was kind enough to support this post and they make great Dopp kits. So let’s go ahead and talk about what makes a great Dopp kit. Well, I’ve got four things which I really look for on a Dopp kit, and the first one is going to be a tough outer exterior, so this one uses ballistic nylon. Again, this is the Bay Head bag made by Blue Claw Co., and this uses a ballistic nylon that’s really tough. You could probably, I don’t know, sit on this and get dragged by my truck for a while and be okay, and I’m not going to test that. The other thing is the inside of this. I don’t know if you can see it, but it’s waterproof.
Why is that important? Because if you’re putting shampoo bottles, if you’re putting shaving cream, anything in here which in a sense could leak or could bust open, or any type of lotion, all of a sudden, you’re not going to have to worry about it getting on your clothing. You may think, Okay, Ziploc bags are going to be fine. Why would I go out and spend money on a Dopp kit? Well, let’s just say they’re not always very careful with your luggage in the airports or any other places, and you’re going to find that whenever you do need this, if you don’t think ahead and you don’t protect your clothing, you’re just going to have that instance, and I’ve had it happen to me, when you open up your suitcase and you’re like, Why didn’t I think to make this investment? The best thing about this, and I’m going to get to the third and fourth point here in a second, is that I love if you buy a quality Dopp kit initially. You’re never going to have to buy one again. And just to give you an example, I’ve had this bag since I was 16. I don’t like the look of it and I think it’s a bit overcomplicated. This one has three pouches, but yeah, if you buy a quality Dopp kit when you first get started, you’re going to have this thing for 30 to 40 years. I can’t imagine how it would get destroyed. Okay, so that last two things that I’m looking for in a quality Dopp kit are going to be portability. And so, you don’t want something really large. The great part about this size is that you’re limited by the size. No matter how much stuff you stick in here, it’s just not going to get bigger.
And by that, it makes sure that it’s portable. I like a simple, good-looking design, and the reason I like this is there is something to aesthetics. And the reason I don’t like this bag is it’s incredibly ugly and it’s not a simple design. It’s got three openings, which this opening actually has two pockets. Here’s a funny story. I opened this up, I don’t know, maybe it was a couple of months ago, and I found something in here that I hadn’t seen for probably 15 years. I don’t even know if it’s there are probably things still hidden in this stuff, but it’s not simple and it’s not classic. Again, this is the basic design that Charles Doppelt came up with. It’s not super complicated and I think this is something classic that you should stick with. So make sure you’ve got a good, tough exterior. Make sure the inside is waterproof. Make sure that it is a small, compact design, and keep it stylish.
So that summarizes the Dopp kit. I would love to hear from you guys in the comments. Maybe you’ve got a particular brand or company that you’ve been very happy with. And if you want to learn more about Dopp kits, make sure you go to the link down below. I’m going to link you to an article and we go over this in much more detail. Guys, I will see you in the next post. Take care. Bye-bye.
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