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.
- Juanita T.Verified BuyerBought For GiftProduct Standouts Made in USA, Great Gift, Good Storage Size1 year agoBought For GiftProduct Standouts Made in USA, Great Gift, Good Storage SizeRated 5 out of 5 starsBought for truck driver husband.
He loves it. He was using a ziplock bag for his toiletries. I surprised him with the spiff kit on one of his weekends home. He even said he loves that it has a mirror.
- Dustin R.Verified BuyerBought For Myself1 year agoBought For MyselfRated 3 out of 5 starsLacking in usefulness.
I bought this without even realizing that it did not have a quart sized compartment for liquids -- totally my fault for not paying attention. However, I am not sure what the best use is, if you can't really use this for travel on a plane? At least not optimally. It's attractive and well made, but also annoyingly limited.
- Nancy S.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size, Compact1 year agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size, CompactRated 5 out of 5 starsJust Right
Just right size, especially when partnered with the clear cube for when I fly. Flexible organization, o rings, hanging hook - everything I was looking for & love that everything matches. Durable enough for out in the woods or in the hotel.
- DrewVerified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact1 year agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, CompactRated 3 out of 5 starsGreat bag just not right for me
I so wanted to love this bag. I first bought the Everyday Cubelet and due to its versatility and high quality, I thought I'd try to replace my aging toiletry bag. I liked the idea of minimizing what I take on a trip so I ordered the standard spiff kit with a purpose. I got the orange color (Zest). I loved how it looked and couldn't wait to use it.
Once I packed for the trip, I realized that it was a little too small for items. Maybe if I had a ton of travel size items, but those sometimes cost as much or more than the regular size. I needed to pack another small bag for toiletries that just wouldn't fit easily (toothbrush, regular size toothpaste, etc.). If you have an electric razor, that's also a bit of a tight fit (it will take up most of one pouch). This bag also is definitely meant to hang so when I had it on the counter in a hotel, I had to navigate it to get into the pouches.
The quality & beauty of the bag is 100% Tom Bihn high quality and if you can make it work for you, I highly recommend it. But, be wary if you travel with too much or regular size items. I will continue to use it but will always augment with another small travel kit. It still is better than the old huge, one compartment toiletry bag I used to have.
- John K.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Made in USA, High Quality Finishings1 year agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Made in USA, High Quality FinishingsRated 5 out of 5 starsJust the right size, well constructed
My previous toiletries kit was ok, but the fabric failed at a seam. The fabric is too thin to repair.
I haven't traveled with this kit yet, but it appears to be built to last.
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