We know — navigating the unending list of ‘must-have’ grooming products can be a thankless, confusing and incredibly expensive task. And, separating the face-cream wheat from the charcoal-mask chaff in the world of male cosmetics becomes a whole different ball game when the colder months arrive.
One thing that is for sure, however, is that whichever products you decide to fill them with, every gentleman needs a trusty wash bag. And, whether you’re looking for a travel-sized companion, or a multi-pocketed toolkit, we’ve done the hard work and curated a list of the best wash bags on the market today.
Best for travel: Triumph & Disaster Field Kit Hangable Travel Bag
Any journey worth its salt needs a kit bag to support important tasks encountered along the way. Notes need writing, pens need guiding, knives need sharpening, dice will roll, noses powdered for a show, a place to stash Myrrh, chilies for the pot or herbs for a stew. The road of a traveller can be a twisted tale and the one best prepared, is the one least likely to fail. Triumph & Disaster’s field kit has been designed for the worldly few, a companion for someone on a mission, with things to do.
Triumph & Disaster Field Kit Hangable Travel Bag
Best for the minimalist: Common Projects Leather Wash Bag
Fans of Common Projects will want to take note of this wash bag because its minimal design and gold stamped lettering echo the label’s signature sneakers. Made in Italy from smooth leather, it has a useful side handle and is sized to hold enough products for your daily skincare regime, along with a toothbrush. Smaller items can be stored easily in the zipped internal pocket.
Common Projects Leather Wash Bag
Best of British: Floris Leather Wash Bag by Ettinger
Handmade from durable full grain navy leather, this stylish wash bag was created in collaboration with Ettinger, a London-based company, which has specialised in luxury leather goods since 1934. The spacious yet streamlined design features a single zip closure with leather zip pull and a robust, wipe clean lining with internal pocket for storing smaller grooming items. Debossed with the Floris London logo as a seal of excellence, the wash bag is also supplied with a dust cover to protect the bag when not in use.
Floris Leather Wash Bag by Ettinger
Best for storage: Czech & Speake Three Compartment Gentleman's Travel Case
With a proud heritage and classic, understated style, Czech & Speake is internationally recognised for its definitively English character. Through fine fragrances, luxury accessories, small leather pieces and lavish shaving sets, the brand is a London-based family business — and every single product is designed, tested, developed and refined in-house.
This wash bag is crafted from textural Santa Croce Italian leather and finished with tap-shaped zip pulls that give it a touch of character. The pebbled lining is waterproof for practicality and a detachable zipped pouch makes keeping your grooming essentials organised a breeze.
Three Compartment Gentleman's Travel Case
Best for wear and tear: Montblanc Nightflight Leather-Trimmed Canvas Wash Bag
Made from abrasion-resistant canvas and trimmed with leather, Montblanc’s ‘Nightflight’ wash bag will stand up to the wear and tear of regular travel. On the inside, there’s a practical hook for hanging on the bathroom door and a mesh pocket so you can easily see the contents.
Montblanc Nightflight Leather-Trimmed Canvas Wash Bag
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