What is a Dopp Kit?

What is a Dopp Kit?

What is a Dopp Kit?

A Dopp Kit (sometimes spelled Dop Kit) is, essentially, a travel toiletry bag. By definition - a small toilet bag, made of leather (our favorite!), vinyl, or cloth, that is used for storing grooming tools for travel.

History of the Dopp Kit

The Dopp Kit acquired its name from a German leather-goods maker named Charles Doppelt, an immigrant to the United States. He invented his toiletry case, with the help of his nephew, in 1919. The cases were aptly dubbed "Dopps." 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. [caption id="attachment_5486" align="aligncenter" width="600"]shavinginWW2 Shaving in WW2[/caption]

Choosing Your Dopp Kit

When choosing a Dopp kit there are several fundamental items to look for - high quality material to provide durability, a timeless design and a fully-functional case with waterproof lining and organized pockets. Luckily, we have provided all of these essentials and now offer them in three different sizes. [caption id="attachment_5483" align="aligncenter" width="1410"]3dops-insta All Dop Kits Pictured in Titan Milled Brown[/caption] 1. George Mini Dop Kit- This Dopp is perfect for a night away, a quick business trip, or even a day trip - a perfect size to keep overnight essentials and travel size items. 2. Donald Dop Kit - An ideal Dopp for weekend trips, the Donald Dop will hold everything the Mini does and also includes two interior zippered pockets. This Dopp is roomy enough to include full size toiletries. 3. Buckley Deluxe Dop Kit - The ultimate in Dopp kits, our Deluxe Dop Kit is vital for long trips and overseas adventures. The Deluxe (literally) holds the Mini Dop Kit [pictured below]. This kit offers maximum space and storage with multi-functional features - a hook to hang on doors, 5 pockets (3 zippered) and enough space at the bottom to pair with our George Mini Dop Kit, Haar Grooming Kit or our Leather Accessories Case. 20140626_0645

Filling Your Dopp Kit

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