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“A woman’s handbag is a mystery in itself,” a former classmate once told me. He’s probably not so wrong about that, is he? I think you can sometimes refer to the culture bag as well, which is why I would like to introduce you to a few cool and practical models for women and men, all of which are suitable for world travel, holidays or outdoor activities. The best toiletry bag and my personal favourite is the Deuter Wash Center I.
Fortunately, there are a variety of different culture bags, each of which fits our personal needs. During my travels, for example, the number of hygiene products in my toilet bag was slightly reduced. Simply because I now know what I really need and how much of it. For example, I have replaced some products with combination products, which saves me space and weight. Therefore read the article Toiletry bag packing list (for women & men).
In this article I would like to show you which different models there are so that you can find the best toilet bag for you and your travels. No matter if you are a beauty queen or king who discovers the world, a travel addict who doesn’t need a lot of frills, or a self-confident minimalist who travels the world.
The Deuter Wash Center I is a great toiletry bag that is suitable for both women and men and in my opinion is an ideal size: not too big, not too small!
Super-Size: For beauty fans who discover the world.
Travando Maxi culture bag | 8.8 litres
Alone because of its bright colour woman wants to have a look at the Travando Maxi culture bag.
With its 8.8 litres, it really offers you everything you desire as a beauty queen: A large zipper main compartment with many smaller zippers and pockets as well as two zipper pockets each on the right and left outside incl. rubber loops.
With its dimensions of 31 x 21 x 15 cm when closed, it is certainly not the smallest, but one in which you will certainly find all your beauty equipment. Beyond that perhaps also still your travel pharmacy finds place here!
Thanks to the hook, the XXL toilet bag can be hung anywhere. Despite its size, it weighs only 230 g empty because it is made of polyester. This also makes it water-repellent and easy to clean with a damp cloth.
Chiemsee Waschtasche | 6 Liter
With the Chiemsee Washbag with a capacity of 6 litres, you have no problems hanging it up. Thanks to the integrated hook when opening the bag, you can hang it on shower walls, radiators and doors. Everything is ready to hand, no need to search for space and nothing can get wet.
The Washbag has a total of 5 mesh pockets on the inside, which structure your beauty products in a sensible way on the inside, as well as a removable mirror.
It weighs 220 g at a size of 27.5 x 17.5 x 13.5 cm and is made of water-repellent material, which you can also clean with a damp cloth if necessary.
Another big plus is the additional compartment under the toilet bag. You can store your first-aid kit, hygiene products or other things that you don’t always need to have ready to hand. Great thing!
Middle-Size: For travel addicts who don’t need frills.
Osprey Ultralight toilet bag | 5 litres
The Osprey Ultralight toilet bag is a small space miracle. With its 5 litres it gets everything under, which is important for you.
It measures 23 x 15 x 8 cm, weighs only 125 g and can be rolled up to save space. Especially the low weight is fabulous if you want to travel with light luggage.
Inside it convinces with four mesh zipped pockets and a small mirror. Keep in mind that roll-up toilet bags quickly become clunky if there are too many or too big things in them. Here it is recommended to have rather a small culture bag equipment.
Thanks to the integrated hook, the Osprey Ultralight culture bag can be attached to all kinds of things – the shower wall, the heating rods, the door hook, the holder for the hair dryer, and and and. This makes it ideal for the limited space in hostel showers.
Reisenthel cosmetic culture bag | 4 litres
The Reisenthel cosmetic culture bag comes in a stylish design. With its 4 litres and 220 g empty weight, it holds everything you need in cosmetics and beauty products for your basic care.
The toilet bag is water-repellent and with its 18 cm x 13.5 cm x 26 cm very sturdy thanks to its integrated metal handle and does not bend away if it is not completely filled.
The spacious main compartment has three loops on the inside wall, in which smaller tubes can be held in place. Inside there is also a zippered compartment that holds smaller items such as earrings, a nail file and nail clipper or the like.
Practically I find the hand loop, with which the culture bag can be carried safely. But unfortunately it has no hook to hang it up. But maybe that doesn’t bother you at all?
Mini-Size: For self-confident minimalists who don’t need much.
Deuter Wash Center I | 3.3 litres
The Deuter Wash Center I is my personal favourite – we simply searched and found each other and since then we can no longer separate. You can read more about our little love story in the article The best toiletry bag: Why the Deuter Wash Center I is my personal favorite.
Measuring 22 x 19 x 8 cm, the practical toilet bag has a capacity of 3.3 litres and a weight of 200 g.
In addition, thanks to a spacious main compartment, 2 small zippered pockets and several rubber loops, its interior has a super layout in which you can find everything you need for a small but fine beauty and well-being package. Also a mirror is part of the equipment as well as a zipper compartment on the outer back.
Even fully packed it is still nice and flat, the material is water-repellent and thanks to the hook it will find its place in any accommodation!
Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter Quick Trip | 3 Liter
The Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter Quick Trip toiletry bag is ideal for you if you don’t need and don’t want to pack a lot of cosmetics and beauty products on the one hand and if you want to travel super light on the other. Because this toilet bag weighs only 100 g and doesn’t stand out in your luggage.
The size of 10 x 25.4 x 14 cm still holds 3 litres of content.
The toiletry bag has a large main compartment (in the middle) and two side pockets on the outside in which you can store smaller items such as toothbrushes and similar. A carrying strap on the top makes it easy to carry and hang the bag on a hook if necessary. The fabric also has water and dirt repellent properties.
Although this toiletry bag cannot be hung up so nicely so that you have great access to the contents, it is still a nice size and weight ultra-light toiletry bags and requires little space in the backpack or in cramped hostel rooms and shared showers.
Osprey Ultralight Washbag | 2 Liter
In a nice green colour, the Osprey Ultralight Washbag is easy to find in the shallows of your backpack. The 2 litre toiletry bag weighs only 120 g and certainly accommodates everything you need as a self-confident minimalist. The washbag measures 23 x 15 x 7.6 cm and reflects the Osprey logo.
The Ultralight Washbag has an integrated, detachable mirror and a variety of mesh zippered pockets inside to keep things tidy. In the accommodation you can hang it safely on shower doors, radiators or towel racks thanks to the hook. Great!
But the highlight of the Osprey Ultralight is that you can remove a part of the wash bag. You can then use this transparent bag for the liquids you want to carry in your hand luggage. Isn’t that great?
Now all you have to do is find out which one is the best toiletry bag for you. Ask yourself in advance what you value: Should you be able to hang it up? Should it be small and compact? Or would like it to be spacious? And that brings me to the last question:
Are you rather a beauty queen/king or a minimalist on your travels and what should you not miss on your travels? Tell me in the comments!
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Hey, I'm Melanie. Tuk Tuk enthusiasts 🚛, coffee lover ☕️, pretzel fan 🥨 and the face behind Backpack up and go.
For more than 10 years I have been travelling the world. I love to search for practical and innovative products and to take a closer look at them for you. And in the future I will focus on more sustainable and environmentally friendly products, services and accommodation - for a greener lifestyle 💚
Because with Backpack up and go I want to be exactly the reliable support for you that I used to look for when I started my travel life! 💜
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