Carry on Toiletry Bag Alternatives to a Ziploc

While we’re all for keeping things thrifty, using a plastic Ziploc bag as your carry-on toiletry bag can have some problems. They can easily rip and leak when your liquids leak, ruining the items in your suitcase. The alternative to this is a solid, reusable toiletry bag that has all the features of a Ziploc without the downsides.

Make sure the bag is 1 quart, the TSA-approved size for your toiletry bag. Technically you can have a smaller bag if you don’t have many liquids, but 1 quart is already pretty small.

Features to Have

In terms of more basic toiletry bags, you can find some for fairly cheap that are only a step above the Ziploc bag, yet more sustainable. They should cost you no more than $15 USD and often come with the bottles.

Basic Toiletry Bags

While the price is a bit high for a toiletry bag, Tom Bihn makes high quality products for travel.

Tom Bihn 3D Clear Organizer Cube, $30 USD

It has one clear panel so you can see what you’re carrying, is made of water resistant ultrasil material and features tough YKK zippers.

Sea to Summit Travelling Light See Pouch, $13 USD

It has three compartments: one that is clear and approved for airports, one that is mesh and zippered for non-liquids and one in the back for your comb and other essentials.

Arcteryx Index Dopp Kit, $29 USD

Separate your liquids and non-liquids with this two-part bag that has a hook to hang up for ease when getting ready. The patented two-section feature keeps the rest of your items from getting wet in case a bottle leaks.

Travelon Wet/Dry 1 Quart Bag, $20 USD

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