Thanks to its superior organization and thoughtful design, the compact Muji Hanging Travel Case / dopp kit is able to hold more than you'd think. View Details & Buy: http://packha.kr/5ksi
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Travel cases and toiletry bags are ubiquitous travel accessories. Most anyone who journeys near or far brings any number of grooming and health items. With such a widespread need comes a surplus of options. Don’t worry though. We found one that stands out from the crowd—The Muji Hanging Travel Case.
Weighing only 7 ounces (~200 grams) and measuring just 6.3 x 7.5 x 2.4 inches (16 x 19 x 6 cm), someone’s first impression may be that this toiletry bag is too small. But once you open up the main compartment’s zipper, you’ll be surprised by all the attention to detail. There are three interior pockets, all of varying sizes. The top and bottom have a mesh front panel, allowing you to see what’s inside, ideal for when you’re trying to find toothpaste or some Tums after a long travel day. Also, there are four larger, elastic holsters in the main area. At the top is a hook used to hang the case. It’s nestled in a small pouch, hiding it away from accidentally catching on something. Rounding out the features is one large, exterior pocket on the backside.
These pieces blend together to create a highly useable product. One of the most functional aspects of this travel case is the elastic holsters. Inside there are a total of nine, all of varying sizes. The top zippered compartment houses five of them. The main exposed area owns the remaining four. These holsters hold everything in place: shampoo and conditioner bottles; toothpaste; nail clippers; gauze; Vaseline; tubes of medicine; mouthwash; you name it. Without them, there would be no great or efficient way to organize this very tight space; all the items inside would be free to bounce and slide around, causing chaos and disorder.
Another excellent attribute of the Muji hanging travel case is the part that makes it hang: the hook. Though it’s plastic, it feels solid. Even with a full load of toiletries, there was no indication the hook was under any serious stress. Further, the way the hook attaches to the case itself is well done, thanks to a rugged piece of fabric and strong stitching. A hook generally isn’t something you would think of needing on a toiletry bag, but we found it quite convenient for freeing up space in the bathroom. Just find a towel rack, some shelving, or the like and hang it. The way this carrier was designed, it’s easiest to access all the toiletries inside when it’s hanging.
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In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the Muji Hanging Travel Case - an organized travel toiletry bag / dopp kit with a ton of pockets that make organization a breeze. This thing fits quite a bit more than you’d initially expect. This mesh, nylon, and polyester travel case is made in Cambodia.
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Do you call it a "toiletry bag" or a "dopp kit"? Something else? Let me know in the comments below!
I usually just go with "dopp kit" - it's the easiest to day and my mouth gets lazy after speaking in all these Pack Hacker videos ... 😉
Hi Marcel! We haven't head an issue bringing this directly through security on any of our flights, however, we always make sure to have a TSA Quart-Sized baggie rolled up and stored within the side pocket. That way, we can easily transfer any 3oz liquids containers into it + we always make sure it will fit prior to departing. Hope this helps!
I am not a fan of toiletry bag as i always pack my cosmetics and toiletry items in very small containers and put it in 1 plastic pouch, perhaps because i normally travelling only for 2 weeks max. But this review about the design of Muji's toiletry bag made me thinking to go to Muji and take a look of it by myself, LOL. Indonesian flights carry-on weight limit is only 7 kg, and they became more strict about it lately, that's why i usually used plastic pouch.
Pack Hacker - Hi Hannah , apparently we have the same name, Hannah. And ya, Tom made me grab my first toiletry bag, LOL, but the silver color one. I like the elastic band inside the pouch and saw it in real i just like the design even more. It's worth that high price for a toiletry bag LOL
this vid and Tynan’s written review convinced me to buy this, and i love it! thank you for being a great resource~
tip for using this on flights: a 3-1-1 compliant pouch/baggie can fit neatly in the large open pocket if you‘d prefer to not use the elastic holsters until you get to your destination. muji’s TPU Clear Case (which i‘ve owned) fits perfectly!
Dopp kit is a term particularly in use in the US for toiletry bags. The name derives from the early 20th century leather craftsman Charles Doppelt, whose company designed the case in 1926.
Toiletry bag - Wikipedia
Thanks for this video, Tom! I was actually looking at this when I was a t the Muji store. One question regarding "One Bag Traveling": As TSA is pretty strict about liquids I wasn't sure if you could actually use a dopp kit like this. As far as I know the bottles are limited but also the container in which those bottles are stored. In Germany all liquid bottles need to be stored inside a 1L ziplock bag. Doesn't TSA stop you as a DOPP Kit will definitely accomodate more bottles than a ziplock bag?
Tom Wahlin that's a very good tip. Thank you very much, Tom. Security checks can be a hit and miss sometimes. Sometimes they check all of your stuff, sometimes they just wave you through.
Maybe you and I should do a podcast or livestream talk together. I would think that we both have a lot of stuff to chat about 😉
Hey Bo - thanks for viewing!
Liquids can certainly be tricky while traveling and you bring up a good point.
I've personally been through the Frankfurt Airport, the Berlin Schönefeld Airport, and countless other airports both in and out of the U.S. without a plastic resealable bag (just using the DOPP kit as-is with 100ml liquids inside) and it's been OK, however your mileage may vary. It's always up to the agent and their discretion!
As for storing liquids in a 1L plastic resealable bag (or a quart here in the states) - here's the official word from TSA: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule
I'd say the best strategy is to bring a spare 1L (quart) bag tucked away somewhere - although most airports have boxes of these near the checkpoint should you need them. Then you can step out of line, seal everything in the bag, and then head back through security if you run into any issues when trying to only use the dopp kit :)
It's always a good idea to store individual liquids in 100ML (3.4oz) sized containers and below. We've had luck with the GoToob system (https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/humangear/gotoob/), plus, the capacity is printed clearly on the bottle if anyone questions the capacity.
Safe travels and hope this helps!
I'm using a Pac-It Sac medium size from Eagle Creek. :) It weighs around 1.5 oz. By the way... I really love your channel! You made me buy a Goruck 26L backpack and last week I ordered the Pocket Trimmer from Wahl. Also a great and minimalist piece of gear. :)
I call it a toiletry bag, and I actually bought this while in Japan this summer. Cost me under $10US on sale. I'm one of those who believe that you don't always have to drop a lot of money to get quality items and didn't see why I should spend $50-100 on a toiletry bag after I found this one. I believe they called it a travel case or something like that. BTW, you're right, the store I was walking through was in Fukuoka (Canal City location) totally sucked me in and I got lost for a couple of hours in there hahah. They even had a full sized Muji HOUSE built INSIDE the store for you to tour ... those were reasonably priced as well haha :)
To me a toiletry bag has everything I would potentially use if I used the toilet, including wipes or toilet paper. A dopp kit is more of a cosmetics or grooming kit. Look at it this way, a dopp kit is for your areas of your body which will be publicly exposed. A toiletry bag includes extra items for your "private parts".
An analysis of representative literature concerning the widely recognized ineffective learning of "place-value" by American children arguably also demonstrates a widespread lack of understanding of the concept of place-value among elementary school arithmetic teachers and among researchers themselves. Just being able to use place-value to write numbers and perform calculations, and to describe the process is not sufficient understanding to be able to teach it to children in the most complete and efficient manner.
A conceptual analysis and explication of the concept of "place-value" points to a more effective method of teaching it. However, effectively teaching "place-value" (or any conceptual or logical subject) requires more than the mechanical application of a different method, different content, or the introduction of a different kind of "manipulative". First, it is necessary to distinguish among mathematical 1) conventions, 2) algorithmic manipulations, and 3) logical/conceptual relationships, and then it is necessary to understand each of these requires different methods for effective teaching. And it is necessary to understand those different methods. Place-value involves all three mathematical elements.
Practice versus Understanding.
Almost everyone who has had difficulty with introductory algebra has had an algebra teacher say to them "Just work more problems, and it will become clear to you. You are just not working enough problems." And, of course, when you cant work any problems, it is difficult to work many of them. Meeting the complaint "I cant do any of these" with the response "Then do them all" seems absurd, when it is a matter of conceptual understanding. It is not absurd when it is simply a matter of practicing something one can do correctly, but just not as adroitly, smoothly, quickly, or automatically as more practice would allow. Hence, athletes practice various skills to make them become more automatic and reflexive; students practice reciting a poem until they can do it smoothly; and musicians practice a piece until they can play it with little effort or error. And practicing something one cannot do very well is not absurd where practice will allow for self-correction. Hence, a tennis player may be able to work out a faulty stroke himself by analyzing his own form to find flawed technique or by trying different things until he arrives at something that seems right, which he then practices. But practicing something that one cannot even begin to do or understand, and that trial and error does not improve, is not going to lead to perfection or --as in the case of certain conceptual aspects of algebra-- any understanding at all.