What’s a Dopp Kit?

What’s a Dopp Kit?

Traveling can be fun if you have everything well organized. You have to prepare and pack many stuff for a perfect travel. A dopp kit can help you deal with this "trouble", this is because it is a great helper that can organize your stuff well.   

What is a dopp kit?

Easy. A Dopp Kit (it was called a "Dobb" kit, or spelled "Dop Kit") is essentially a a toiletry bag. But you probably already knew this, right? It’s a small travel bag where men and women choose to store storing grooming tools and bathroom products. Your toothbrush, your shave cream, your face moisturizer, etc, it all goes into this bag to help keep your life organized. After all, nobody likes fishing through a suitcase for something small and very important. Some dopp kits are made from genuine leather adding an extra level of sophistication and durable function.



But why then do so many folks tend to call this bag a dopp kit versus a toiletry bag?

Let’s take a look at the History of The Dopp Kit:

The Dopp Kit acquired its name from a German leather-goods maker named Charles Doppelt who immigrated to the United States. He invented his toiletry case, with the help of his nephew, in 1919. It was introduced as a “toilet bag”, however, over the years, a more appropriate name of “Dopp Kit” became more and more widely used (since in American culture, the word "toilet" has more of a dirty connotation to it).

Doppelt manufactured and sold his creation locally before landing a contract with the US Army in the midst of WWII. The US Army purchased the kits to supply to all recruits, landing Doppelt national fame. As soldiers returned home, they continued using their cases and, still today, the cases are known and loved for their classic design and numerous functions.

The bags eventually became so popular that Samsonite purchased Doppelt’s company in the 1970s, their aim being to trademark the name “dopp kit.” Fast forward to today and Buxton owns the trademark.



What should keep in a Dopp Kit?

  • Travel shampoo, Hair gel
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
  • Cotton Swabs, Lint Roller
  • Bar of soap, Body Powder
  • Deodorant, Medications
  • Lip Balm, Lotion, Cologne
  • Contact Lens Case, Contact Solution
  • Shaving Cream, Razor, Shaving Brush



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