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The Best Travel Wash Bags for Your Trip

The summer holiday season is in full swing and whether you’re jetting off to the sun, have a staycation planned, or a cheeky weekend city break, a good wash bag is fundamental to staying organised and relaxed whilst away - after all, who wants to waste time looking for that deodorant or mascara when there’s a Negroni and a sunset waiting for you? 

If you don’t have the right travel wash bag for your trip, you’re just asking for trouble. From packing headaches and forgotten toothbrushes to worse still, spills and leaks ruining your favourite blouse or maxi dress.  Even if you like to travel light, you’re still going to need the essentials - shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, moisturiser, shower gel, sun cream - this list goes on, and we haven’t even touched on make-up! The value of having the right type of ladies wash bag is infinite. It takes the pain out of packing and will keep everything in one easy-to-find place, so that you can kick back, relax and make the most of your time off.  

Whatever you have in mind for travel this summer, here we help you find the best type of travel wash bag to suit the type of holiday you’re taking, so all you need to do is get excited….

Top toiletry bags for summer travel

Weekend city break

Whether you’re driving to Bath, taking the train to London or hopping on a flight further afield, a weekend getaway is a fabulous little pick-me-up and instant battery-recharger. If only the packing bit wasn’t so tricky, especially when it comes to your toiletries and make-up? You want to have all your essentials, plus some luxury items, but you don’t want to pack too much and regret not having room for that gorgeous pair of sandals you love. On the flip side, you don’t want to spend any of your precious time trekking around the shops in search of the item you left behind.  It’s a common conundrum, but one we have a solution for. 

Kate hanging wash bag in Starflower

For a weekend break, we recommend the Kate Hanging Beauty Bag. The flat slimline shape expands making it the perfect size for carry-on luggage, whilst having enough room to store a good amount of toiletries for more than just an overnight trip. Featuring three clear view compartments to organise your items, one of which is detachable and can be used as an airport security bag, this travel hanging wash bag comes with a metal hook, so it can hang on the back of a hotel bathroom door, keeping your toiletries organised and in one place.  And, did we mention it’s waterproof and has been designed to keep any pesky leaks within the compartment and not in your weekend bag?

Why it’s perfect for a weekend break

  • Can be used as two separate wash bags or combined as a single beauty bag
  • Detachable 1 litre TSA compliant clear makeup bag for airport security
  • Metal hook for instant storage
  • 3 clear compartments to easily locate and organise items
  • Waterproof with leak-proof compartments

Camping holiday

Ahh, the great outdoors, where the kids are free to run feral and adults can breathe in the fresh air and leave the real world behind for a few days. The secret to a relaxing camping or glamping break is to be organised, and this includes a well-packed and ordered travel wash bag.  Our Starflower Three Fold Hanging Wash Bag and our new Olivia Threefold Hanging Wash Bag in Blue Shell the perfect solution for a camping trip, whether that’s a long weekend, a week, or more. With four separate compartments, the handy ‘hang anywhere’ metal hook means you can keep the wash bag off the ground in your tent and also in the shower block. And, talking of showers, one of the compartments is detachable meaning you can keep your toiletries in one place at all times - no more forgetting the soap or toothpaste in the dark! See our blog 10 essential items to pack in your beauty bag for a camping trip to find out exactly what to take for the ideal camping trip.

threefold hanging wash bag with beauty products

Why it’s perfect for a camping trip

  • Generous four interior sections, one detachable
  • Convenient folding shape
  • Handy metal hook
  • Quick grab handle
  • Waterproof with leak-proof compartments

The staycation

The most popular destination of the year, the staycation is what many of us have organised for our 2021 summer holiday.  One of the best travel wash bags we recommend for a staycation holiday is the Kate Hanging Beauty Bag + Folding Makeup Bag Gift Set in Blossom bundle.  What’s great about packing for a staycation break is that you don’t have to worry about liquid allowances or leaving any favourite beauty products behind. That doesn’t mean you should take your entire bathroom cabinet with you though; as with any trip, it’s a well-organised toiletry bag that takes the hassle out of packing and travel.  With a little extra space available, you can afford to take two beauty bags with you and this clever duo is the perfect combo. A compact yet spacious bag for all your toiletries and a separate matching folding makeup bag for your favourite cosmetics. Win! 

Read our blog 5 Staycation Essentials for a Perfect Holiday to see what items should be on your checklist for the ideal holiday at home.

We’ve already talked about the benefits of the Kate Hanging Beauty Bag above - clear compartments, detachable sections, handy hanging hook, zip-tight and waterproof, to name but a few - and the Folding Makeup bag comes with its own equally organised merits. Designed to keep your makeup and makeup brushes well organised, the unique folding style has a central magnetic fastening to keep the travel makeup bag close-packed and secure.  The two separate compartments are transparent, making it easy to see what’s inside, whilst the zip fastenings are strong and sturdy, ensuring any internal leaks stay within the section.

Hanging wash bag and folding make up bag

Why they’re perfect for a staycation

  • Allows you to keep your toiletries and make-up separate and organised
  • Both bags are waterproof with leak-proof compartments and can be wiped clean
  • Kate Hanging Wash Bag includes a metal hook for easy storage
  • Clear compartments help you find items quickly and easily
  • Folding makeup bag designed to store full size makeup brushes
  • Can be used as two separate wash bags or combined as a single beauty bag

Jet set holiday

If you’re lucky enough to be hopping on a plane for some much-needed R&R in the sun, we’re very jealous, but we’re still here to help you pick the best wash bag for your trip. Whether you're away for a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic break, for longer holidays you’re going to need something a little bigger without taking up too much space, like our Emma 3 in 1 Hanging Wash Bag.

hanging wash bag in charcoal mandala print

This best selling hanging travel wash bag has everything you could wish for in a travel companion - organised, flexible, reliable and adaptable. Made from high quality waterproof materials, the travel beauty bag folds out for easy packing and hangs up neatly at your hotel, villa or apartment.  It also features a handy detachable beauty kit case section that is ideal to take with you on day trips and to the pool or beach, together with a detachable TSA compliant transparent pouch for your hand luggage toiletries that will make airport security a breeze. See our Liquid Promise for more information.

3 in 1 hanging wash bag

As with all of our beauty bags, the Emma 3 in 1 Hanging Wash Bag has been designed to help you stay organised and relaxed when travelling, and this includes reassurances against spills and leaks. How many times have you opened your suitcase to find your foundation all over your clothes? It’s happened to us all, especially when flying and the cabin pressure plays havoc with our toiletries.  All our bags are made from strong, yet pliable waterproof materials to ensure any leaks are contained, so you can travel in absolute confidence.

Why it’s perfect for an overseas holiday

  • Six separate sections offering plenty of storage space for all your holiday beauty needs
  • Two detachable compartments that can be used as one or as three separate travel wash bags
  • Detachable reusable clear 1 litre TSA compliant bag for airport security
  • Detachable beauty kit case for shorter trips
  • Metal hook for handy beauty storage
  • Leak-proof design to rule out any spillage accidents

Like this? See more of our holiday organising tips in our #TravelWell blogs, including your Pre Holiday Beauty Schedule and How to pack your beauty bag like a pro according to cabin crew.

We’d love to hear from you. Tell us where you’re going on holiday this summer and what you pack in your beauty bag in the comment box below. 

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