The Handbook

The Dopp Kit

Invented by Charles Doppelt in 1919, his aptly named "Dopp kit" was designed to stash a man's toiletries while traveling. Every man should have one. After the U.S. Army issued millions to its recruits during World War II, popularity and demand for the travel bags soared. To make your packing less of a headache, keep a kit ready-stocked with grooming products downsized to TSA approved proportions (3.4 oz or less). Below, our suggestions for traveling smoothly. Just add your razor and toothbrush.

The Essentials

 

Shampoo

Men-U's concentrated 2.5-ounce bottle promises 90 washes.

$13, at
men-uusa.com

 

Floss

A perfect use for tiny dentist samples.

Free, with 6-month check up.

 

Deodorant

Lab Series' non-whitening antiperspirant is fragrance-free, perfect for sensitive skin.

$16, at
Nordstrom

 

Facial Cleanser

This 1.5-ounce organic cleanser by Jack Black works like a toner and cleanser, tackling clogged pores and dirt.

$12, at
beauty.comicon

 

Moisturizer or Sunscreen

Anthony Logistics offers a non-greasy, fragrance-free twofer complete with aloe, Vitamin C and an SPF 15.

$32, at
anthony.com

 

Lip Balm

Original Chapstick has been protecting lips from wind and sunburns since 1912.

$2, at
drugstore.com

 

Shaving Cream

The Art of Shaving's palm-sized travel tube softens whiskers and soothes skin for an easy one-step shave.

$16, at
theartofshaving.com

 

Hand Sanitizer

A handle bottle to have when you travel. Who knows where that tray table's been?

$3, at
Amazon

 

Hair Product

American Crew's fiber hair creme in a space-saving 1.75-ounce jar.

$13 at salons and Amazon

 

Tooth Paste

Marvis, an Italian cult favorite, offers an Altoid-strength minty flavor in a retro-hip tube.

$6, at
beauty.com

 

Lint Brush

LintUps, a handy matchbook of adhesive sheets easily tuck into zippered pockets.

$5, by
LintUps

The Extras

Safety pins
Condoms
Nail clippers
Airborne
A $20 bill
Ear plugs
Mints

FYI

 

Bottle your own travel toiletries with Flight 001's bottle set.

$12 at Flight001.com.