A toiletry bag for Christmas? Yes! As long as it’s this one

Never open your suitcase to spilled shampoo again with this clever toiletry bag.

A toiletry bag for Christmas? Yes! As long as it’s this one

SJ is a regular travel contributor to YourLifeChoices. Her plane essentials include noise-cancelling headphones, a solid Spotify playlist, sleeping tablets, an eyemask and a large scarf that doubles as a blanket on cold flights – i.e. every night.

Anyone who’s ever had a shampoo or toothpaste spillage knows the trials and tribulations of travelling with toiletries. Somewhat of an essential when you are heading away, often in the end the best solution is to put each toiletry in a plastic bag and hope for the best.

Thankfully there’s finally a better, and easier, option. The Barrel Cosmetics Travel Bag looks like a mini-sleeping bag from the outside. So obvious it’s almost painful, the barrel design means that all your bottles and liquids can stand up as they would in your bathroom. With a drawstring top to close, the main barrel compartment has three mesh pockets and four elastic loop slots to secure toiletries so there’s no danger of any unexpected spillages.

barrel toiletry bag

Made of waterproof polyester filled with shockproof cotton for added protection, there’s also a removable, small zippered pouch for all your small or delicate items and a PVC pouch for any make-up brushes or your toothbrush.

Simply stuff your barrel full, pull the drawstring tight to close, place in your bag and away you go. Enough to make other toiletry bags look poorly designed, this is a bit of a no-brainer for anyone who travels often.

RRP: $7.86 plus shipping from Ali Express or Amazon.

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    fish head
    17th Dec 2016
    12:38pm
    Takes up too much room. I am flat strapped carrying medications in my cabin bag for more than 2 weeks holiday let alone a toiletry bag that shape.
    Blondie
    17th Dec 2016
    1:25pm
    The IKEA ziplock plastic bags are all you need, with 2 locks! I'd never fill the advertised spill proof bag.....moisturiser in your handbag, basic toiletries, no drama!
    Jack
    18th Dec 2016
    10:00am
    Way, way to large for compact travel. Almost borders on ridiculous. It resembles one of those cosmetic bags that film stars use to carry around.
    Margaret Thompson
    23rd Dec 2016
    9:12am
    I'd err on the side of a TSA-approved bottles-and-case set. These are all clear cases with clear or frosted plastic bottles in the correct size for liquids, and should negate the necessity for security to open it up as they can see right through the bag and bottles.


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