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Old Jun 27, 12, 12:20 am   #16
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I have the same LLBean Personal Organizer (Large) which I bought 10 years ago...has held up through 100+ trips and in some of the most extreme conditions...

I have also bought 10+ for family and friends over the years...

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/507361?nav=bc
I'm a big fan of LL Bean having come to appreciate several of their items over the years including a handy little digital travel alarm clock but those toiletry bags look like they are pretty big and wouldn't work well as I try and travel as light as possible with a lone cary-on. Is OP wanting to watch their size & weight if travelling with a carry-on only or is design & reliability more important?
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Old Jun 27, 12, 11:56 am   #17
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The eBags Pack it flat is well organized and contains bottles well. It's longer than I thought it would be, but does pack flat. Too large for me when I travel, but it works well in my gym bag and I've stopped leaving toiletries behind.
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We have a set these in his and hers for taking toiletries in checked baggage.

Hers look newer. Mine has held up well in the three years of usage. I have other eBags products and they are very good design, great value at their price point.
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I'm a big fan of LL Bean having come to appreciate several of their items over the years including a handy little digital travel alarm clock but those toiletry bags look like they are pretty big and wouldn't work well as I try and travel as light as possible with a lone cary-on. Is OP wanting to watch their size & weight if travelling with a carry-on only or is design & reliability more important?
That is why I chose the eBag pack it flat toiletry bag for ease of packing it into suitcase checking in as well as in my carry on when I do not want to check bags.
It worked great in my carry on along with my EC 18 folder and some packing cubes. I wrap my jacket and pants around them as instructed by one of the sticky in this sub-forum.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 12:36 pm   #18
 
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I'm a big fan of LL Bean having come to appreciate several of their items over the years including a handy little digital travel alarm clock but those toiletry bags look like they are pretty big and wouldn't work well as I try and travel as light as possible with a lone cary-on. Is OP wanting to watch their size & weight if travelling with a carry-on only or is design & reliability more important?
I always check bags (I hate dealing with them in the airport and on the plane) so carry ons are not an issue but weight sometimes is. I need a big toiletry bag, but the extra weight worries me that it might take a long time to dry if it had to be washed on the go. I really like the LL Bean otherwise. The Eagle Creek wallaby is a similar size but half the weight. Does anyone know what accounts for the extra weight in the LLBean bag?
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Old Jun 30, 12, 2:03 pm   #19
 
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I have the same LLBean Personal Organizer (Large) which I bought 10 years ago...has held up through 100+ trips and in some of the most extreme conditions...

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/507361?nav=bc
I've used that same bag for over 20 years. It's been washed in the machine many times and is still in great condition. I recently treated myself to a new one (medium size) because of some of the new features such as the more versatile hanger. It stays packed with all my necessaries so all I have to do is grab it and go.

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Old Jun 30, 12, 10:17 pm   #20
 
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I know this is may be sacrilegious but I actually prefer dopp-style bags. I have the Eagle Creek Quantum and I really like it so far. For me it works really great as I'm bald, and shave with electric clippers frequently, so I bring a full size clipper along and that kit has a zip-away hard bottom which fits my razor+accessories perfectly while keeping them away from the liquids/wet stuff in the rest of the kit. Maybe I'm just traditional but I've always preferred a top-opening Dopp-type bag to the hanging ones. They're great if all you're doing is staying in a hotel, but if you need to open one on a plane or train, in a hostel, etc. it can be hassle as it flops around in your hand and stuff falls out everywhere.
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I would recommend checking out this hanging pouch from Muji. I’ve been using the small version and I carry it around with me all the time now. Buy small refillable bottles that you can refill with your favorite products – I like my Aesop and Kiehl’s products, and my Marvis toothpaste. They are fantastic little bags that can carry a lot and keep your stuff organized.

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Old Sep 13, 14, 3:14 pm   #22
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I would recommend checking out this hanging pouch from Muji. Iíve been using the small version and I carry it around with me all the time now. Buy small refillable bottles that you can refill with your favorite products Ė I like my Aesop and Kiehlís products, and my Marvis toothpaste. They are fantastic little bags that can carry a lot and keep your stuff organized.

I have and use the same thing for checked baggage. I use GoToob for liquids in it.
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Old Sep 15, 14, 5:02 pm   #23
 
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I have the LL Bean medium organizer and would buy it again in a heartbeat...if it ever showed any signs of wear. I've been using it for about 5 years and it still looks brand new despite weekly use. The hanging feature is invaluable, freeing up counter space in small hotel bathrooms, especially when you are sharing the room with someone who also has toiletries. The metal hanging hook is much more functional than the cloth loop that comes on some toiletry kits, because you can hook it onto just about anything, say the towel rack, even when there is no hook installed into the wall.

The medium size is good if you use travel sized bottles. If you use full sized bottles, go for the large.
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Old Sep 16, 14, 1:33 pm   #24
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My all time favourite is the discontinued Eagle Creek On-Board. It can be used as a standing toiletry bag and as a hanging bag so you get the best of both worlds. The current Eagle Creek On-Board is just a hanging bag and not as convenient.

My current strategy is to use 2 smaller toiletry kits (specifically the Muji bag), one for shower stuff (wet) and the other for dry stuff such as deodorant, eyeliner etc.

I have also used the Sea to Summit toiletry bags which are super lightweight but my peeve is that the corners are rounded and things tend to fall horizontally into the center of the bag instead of staying put.

The LLBean toiletry kit I keep in my gym bag because it is good for holding fewer larger sized bottles. When I am traveling I tend to have lots of little bottles as travel tends to aggravate my allergies to anything and everything.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 11:05 am   #25
 
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I use a hanging toiletry bag by Dot&Dot that I got from Amazon
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Old Oct 18, 14, 11:28 am   #26
 
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Victorinox makes some nice ones. Love my clear one that goes right through the TSA process w ease.
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