Our take on the toiletries kit. In two versions: Standard and Deluxe.
The Spiff Kit is the TB take on the ubiquitous toiletries kit. Though we suppose that a spartan few will live off the land and use whatever the hotel washroom offers up, most of us seem to prefer our unique collection of personal essentials for even the shortest of trips. For some of us that’s our favorite flavor of toothpaste or Dr. Bronner's soap (and, well, if Dr. Bronner’s is your favorite toothpaste, we're not sure what to say...); for others it's a refined collection of vitamins or cosmetics. Whatever it is, most of us have our daily deal.
We make the Spiff Kit in two sizes/versions: the Standard and the Deluxe. Both feature a divided mesh organizer pouch that will nicely fit most "trial" or "travel" size shampoos, conditioners and liquid soaps, as well as compact travel razors and toothbrushes. The center division of this pouch keeps things organized, yet doesn't overly limit exactly what you can carry. Opposite that (or above it, when the Spiff is unfolded), both versions feature a large-ish, undivided mesh pouch that will take your other miscellaneous toiletries/pharma, or perhaps a small travel towel.
A simple plastic hook allows you to hang the whole affair onto a towel bar or similar, particularly useful if you've got limited counter space (or none at all — yes, we've stayed in hostels too). Hanging it up also exposes a small acrylic mirror: even if your accommodations are of the rough-and-tumble sort, you'll still be able to look your best — or at least not be too surprised. The mirror is removable/replaceable, and arrives to you with a protective adhesive cover you'll need to remove before use.
The Deluxe version of the Spiff Kit features everything the Standard version does (everything above), as well as adding a clever shelf that holds four small (1 oz / 30ml) polypropylene Nalgene® jars (four jars included). The shelf is faced with loop material (like Velcro®), and the jars stick to the shelf because they have hook (again, like Velcro®) "donuts" on their bottoms. The shelf support un-snaps so the shelf can lie flat, in case you tend to use it the Spiff Kit laying down instead of hanging. Because the Deluxe Spiff Kit is a bit taller, that largish undivided mesh pouch is a bit bigger as well.
Note that neither version of the Spiff Kit is particularly 3-1-1 compatible. If you need a pouch that is 3-1-1 compatible, we suggest you check out our 3D Clear Organizer Cube.
- Kenny S.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, High Quality Finishings, Sewn in USA6 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, High Quality Finishings, Sewn in USARated 5 out of 5 starsNearly perfect!
Just recently took the Deluxe Spiff Kit on a trip to Hawaii. Side note it packs away perfectly in the main compartment inner pouch of the Synik 30. I was able to store quite a bit in the spiff kit, electronic toothbrush in its case, q-tips, compact padded hairbrush, nail clipper, LED light, ear cleaning tools, a 3.5oz tub of hair wax, nail filer, and it comes with four little nalgene 1oz containers that have velcro's on its bottoms and can easily stick to the built-in platform. These containers can be used for various things like liquids for shampoo or skin care, but I opted to use them to hold jewelry and some supplements. I titled it nearly perfect because I felt like TB could have made the built-in hook just a tad larger to accommodate for a more easy hang on larger width handles, etc.
- Jane D.Verified Reviewer1 year agoRated 5 out of 5 starsSpiff Kit Makes the Best First Aid Bag
Yes, this is a spiff kit. But it makes an even better first aid bag. It is roomy enough to hold full-sized rolls of self-adhesive wrap, sterile pads, full-size scissors, a tourniquet, a compact emergency blanket, a CPR barrier, several pairs of non-latex gloves, a variety of small ointment tubes -- you get the idea! I keep this in my car with all these necessities plus a few extras (saline flush, sunscreen, and bug repellent!) And it keeps them all perfectly visible and organized. I removed the little jars that came with it and used them elsewhere.
One time when I had to pull this out to use for first aid, I was able to hang it on the car door handle and keep it out of the dirt while I irrigated then bandaged my friend's leg. Another time I hung it on the porch of a nearly empty house as I cleaned and steri-stripped a mover's hand back together, wrapped him up, and sent him to the emergency room to get some real stitches. All the items I needed were organized and at my fingertips, so it made those tense situations a little easier to work through.
Soapbox time: It does not matter what bag you carry your first aid kit in or even how well-stocked your kit is. The most important thing in an emergency is that your kit needs to be accessible and you need to know how to use it. So don't wait for the perfect bag. Start right now. Fill a zip-top bag with bandaids and aspirin and put it where you can get to it. You don't have to buy everything for your kit at once. You can add an…
- Jeeyeon L.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Durable, Good Storage Size, High Quality Finishings10 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Durable, Good Storage Size, High Quality FinishingsRated 5 out of 5 starsexcellent
The Deluxe Spiff Kit is not huge, which is a good thing for me. It is a good size, fitting things like deodorant, toothbrush container, mouthwash, travel-sized shampoo & conditioner, comb, medications, vitamins, dental floss, etc. Very satisfying is the zipper. For the zipper alone, I feel it was worth the price and purchase. I plan to use this spiff kit for the next 10-20 years, because I believe it will last that long.
- Dan D.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Unique10 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, UniqueRated 5 out of 5 starsGreat little toiletry bag!
Definitely upgrade to the Deluxe size unless you know you don't need to carry much. It's a great little kit though. The little Nalgene bottles are very clever and a perfect amount for putting in a few days' trip worth of face wash, shampoo, or pills.
- Jerrod G.Verified BuyerBought For OtherProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship1 year agoBought For OtherProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality CraftsmanshipRated 5 out of 5 starsAnother excellent TB product
Exactly what my son was looking for. The quality and thoughtful design we’ve come to expect from all our Tom Bihn products.
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