This is a post in an ongoing feature on Her Packing List called “The One Little Thing“. Each week or two, we’ll be interviewing a traveling lady to find out the one little thing she just can’t travel without. This one comes to you from Monica. Affiliate links are denoted by an asterisk.
Hello ladies! My name is Monica and I work for Passport Unlimited in Kirkland, WA. We provide dining and vendor memberships to corporate and individual members. I have had quite an adventurous life, globetrotting since I was 5 years old. I have traveled to 13 countries and experienced so many cities that I have lost count. I’ve visited temples in Bali, Indonesia, swam with colorful fish in Bora Bora, Tahiti, and eaten the best chicken wings in Osaka, Japan. Today I am reviewing my One Little Thing, the GoTubb from humangear.
What one little thing can you not travel without?
The one little thing I can’t travel without is the GoTubb by humangear.
>> See more about the GoTubb by humangear on Amazon*.
Why has this one item been so important to you?
When traveling, sometimes plastic bags do not cut it for holding smaller loose items such as vitamins, earrings, earbuds, etc. Having the GoTubb helps cut down on space and keeps those items from being crushed and pushed around. It also only requires one hand to open and close, which is great when you are rushing from terminal to terminal or catching the next bus or train.
How packable is it? Does it take up much room? Is it heavy?
I have the medium GoTubbs, which are only 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) in diameter and weigh .7 ounces (19.8 grams) when empty. They are the perfect size to slip into a purse or makeup bag!
Why would you recommend this to your travel friends?
It would save you time hunting for an extra hair tie, your favorite necklace, or even your homemade trail mix! (They’re 100% BPA-free, PC-free, and phthalate-free!)
Can you name one incident or situation where you were so happy to have this item with you?
On my flight to Hawaii in December 2014, the gentleman next me was constantly coughing with no end in sight. I figured I had some cough drops somewhere but those things tend to find their way to the deep crevices of my bag every single time. Thanks to my prior proper planning I was able to find the cough drops all neatly packed away in one of my GoTubbs and gave my plane neighbor the soothing power of menthol. The GoTubbs are always handy no matter where I am!
They get constant use at home, in my purse, at work, etc. I always tend to lose earrings and hair ties when I am traveling, so having them all in one place is always a lifesaver. Again, how cool is it that I only need one hand to open them?!
How did you hear about this item?
I own a GoToob from humangear already, which proved to be very helpful for staying in hostels in Finland! (I used it for shampoo. It came with a mini suction cup so I could stick it on the shower walls!) So I looked for more of their travel gear and found the GoTubb on Amazon*. A wonderful travel purchase for a wonderful price!
What sort of traveler is this item perfect for?
All travelers can benefit from the GoTubb! It is a handy way to stay organized no matter where you are or where you are going.
About the author: Monica currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and jumps at any opportunity to travel, even if it’s just a weekend road trip. She has finally been on top of her Instagram posts and looks for the beauty in everything and every day. You can follow her adventures on Instagram.
Sandra Ross says
That medium size is the perfect size for Lush’s solid shampoo, much easier than their metal container
Great tip, Sandra!
The medium size is also perfect for an iPhone charging cord (you know, the little square thing that plugs in, plus the USB cord). I have used it for this purpose for at least 5 years now. And another medium one holds my earbuds.
I use a small red one to hold ibuprofen (Motrin) and a small clear one to hold acetaminophen (Tylenol). Since the color of the pills matches the color of the container, I can easily find what I need.
Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love GoTubbs! I also use a medium one for my Lush shampoo bar, and another for my travel razor (the tiny Venus one in the bulky case – just pop the razor head off, so the handle and the head fit inside the GoTubb side by side), a silicone face scrubbing pad, and my mouthguard. Everything fits in nicely, a bit like Tetris, and I can even use the lid as a little bowl to soak the mouthguard in mouthwash.