Whether you’d use it to store makeup, carry gym supplies, use as a toiletry bag for travel or even a pencil case, a stylish looking and spacious wash bag is usually the best buy for all purposes. Below are our top 3 wash bags for any purpose- we’ve tried and tested a load of them and cherry picked the best choices to save you some time and money!
Our Top Choice: Luxury Trex Hanging Wash Bag
As directly as the name suggests, this luxurious wash bag is a great choice for storing toiletries and beauty products. Whether you decide to pack all your best makeup for your summer getaway or fast-paced business trip, or shove in all your equipment to pack away for gym, this bag will look great and feel great -all while not having to worry about dropping water on it and ruining it!
- Premium Luxurious Appearance: The contrast between the cream inner and matte black outer covering won us over at first sight; not only does it look as beautiful and well-made as its high-end counter parts, it also reflects the same quality and workmanship.
- Top Quality Materials: The outer material is made of 100% real Southern German cattle skins – quite a prestige mouthful. You can confirm the authenticity of this claim by simply feeling the surface- it’s way beyond even the best PVC leather out there. We also tested the waterproof claims of this leather and it’s a pass from us. The surface is easily wiped and any water will be cleared away instantaneously. In addition, the inner material is a luxurious (and waterproof?!) canvas. This gives it a great texture which our colleague simply couldn’t stop creepily stroking, and also practicality. Most canvas products provide the aesthetic charm but are unable to prevent staining and wear of the fabric due to water stains.
- Easy Closure: The outer closure method is a secure buckle made of top grade metal, we’ve used this wash bag for over a year for a variety of purposes and there isn’t a single mark of aging on the metal. This is uncommon, as most metal tends to rust or become dull after continuous use within moist and wet environments like bathrooms. The inner closure methods are traditional zippers, which are also of good quality: they’re not those annoying fiddly zips which get stuck or out of line! We even did a 500-cycle zip test, where we literally zipped all the zippers 500 times upwards and downwards to catch a slip-up. We can give you a stamp of assurance that this wash bag is worth your money- and the zip won’t break.
- Practical: We totally understand that it can be a pain to carry around a massive toiletry bag when you’re packing light for a small weekend trip. That’s why Luxury Trex included the detachable pockets which we absolutely love! The downside: they’re just made of plain canvas, no leather. The bright side: They’re waterproof too!
- Versatile: One thing we concluded after trying and testing this wash bag is that it can be used in a variety of situations. You can take it to the gym, take it on a date night in your handbag, take it to carry essentials if you’re packing heavy to move away, take it on a weekend getaway, use it on your honeymoon, take it to school, and so many other places. It’s unisex, plus black can be rocked by anyone and it always looks elegant and never goes out of fashion.
- Waterproof: Both materials leather and canvas used in this wash bag are waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about any staining or discolouration due to water damage with this. Plus, when water does land on the bag, simply wipe it clean.
- Free UK Delivery: Luxury Trex offer free UK delivery on Amazon, so it was a win for us! Who doesn’t love free delivery? We know we do.
- Easy to Stain (inside): One thing to note about this inner canvas material in this wash bag is that it’s easy to stain due to the light cream colour. We learnt this the hard way when a shower gel leaked inside the detachable bag…Yes the bag is waterproof, but not stain proof. Just be wary when using this product, maybe a clear film on top of the canvas would be good idea to incorporate into the product design to prevent these sort of accidents from happening.
- Non Vegan: The leather is made of cattle skins, meaning it is not a vegan product, so if this is a factor you look for when making a purchase, then bear this in mind.
Value for Money: 9/10
D&D Unisex Hanging Toiletry Bag – Number 2
For those of us who love adding a pop of colour to our lives and love being on the go, this wash bag is a great reflection of our personality! This wash bag by D&D is available in two colours (we love the blue!). The wide range of materials used are carefully and thoughtfully selected bearing the possible uses of the pockets in mind, making this product a very personal purchase which we love.
- High Quality: D&D’s products always reflect top quality and great workmanship. This wash bag is made of amazing quality fabric. It’s soft and finely woven, making it a solid product, and it had no loose fabric ends like a lot of cloth bags on the market. In addition, with the use of premium quality YKK zippers, D&D help dodge the stress of dealing with a zipper malfunction on the go.
- Organised: In this wash bag are 6 zipper-fixed which allow you to neatly organise all your toiletries by category. We no longer had to rummage through our bags in search of one tiny thing, we literally just organised everything into the built-in compartments. The main compartment features a large mesh inner structure that will secure everything into place to avoid smashing makeup or scratchh sensitive products. However, made specifically for cosmetics is a transparent inner pouch. You could use it for makeup, shaving items, medicines, jewelery, ointments and more.
- Swivelling Hanger: Having a tiny bathroom sinkspace leads you with nowhere to place your toiletry bag, and we never know when we’ll stumble across this dilemma because we don’t always know what our hotel or apartment/gym bathroom will look like. Whatever it is, this wash bag prepared for any bathroom situation. The XL Metal Swivel Hook allows you to hang this bag anywhere to avoid cluttering up counters- plus, you don’t have to worry about water splashing onto the bag.
- Compact: Compared to most toiletry/travel/makeup bags on the market, this one is quite compact. You can store pretty much the same amount of stuff in half the space due to the clever compartment designs. You no longer have to feel like a walking drug store, you can pack up the essentials and travel light. We were able to fit full size bottles in this bag too, which is always a struggle with bags- let alone small wash bags! The design allows this bag to fold down flat so it can be easily put inside your suitcase or handbag.
- Lightweight: Weighing only 10oz, this washbag is perfect for trips where you try to travel light, or if you’re tight on space and have a small baggage allowance. In addition, it won’t lead to any extra weight when you’re going out for a night-out or a day trip.
- Lifetime Guarantee: D&D offer an easy lifetime guarantee on all products, including this wash bag. Thats’s a win for online shopping! All money is refunded at the full purchase price without any questions asked, but we’ve never felt the need to do so because we loved this bag so much.
- Space Inefficient: We find that the design of the product overlooked the fact that the side pockets, take away quite a fair amount of space from the main bag compartment. This can be quite annoying, as it reduces the overall capacity of the bag.
- Easily Stained: We purchased both colours of this bag and found that the red is easily stained and looks worst cosmetically when stained. We recommend going for the blue bag, but if red is your pick, then go for it! Just ensure that you don’t spill colourful liquids or food on it.
Value for Money: 8/10
Sid & Vain Bag – Number 3
This wash bag is a pure display of beautiful craftsmanship. The moment we took it out of its packaging, we had no regrets about spending as much as the price tag says. With genuine leather and careful workmanship, this wash bag is a great choice for both men and women and for any purpose.
- Handmade: This product is stunningly created from scratch by hand! We were simply blown away at the neatness and tidiness of the stitching and manufacturing qualit. In addition, top-grade , naturally tanned calf leather is used, through which the authenticity can be felt on your fingertips from the surface. The effect is a gorgeous vintage appearance upon which you can rub away minor scratches (which further manifests the authenticity).
- Versatile: This washbag is ideal for use in business trips, gym trips, weekend getaways, night outs, whatever it may be. You can pack items of all sizes in the wide range of compartment sizes within this wash bag. We found the neatest little place to store a toothbrush too!
- Organised: With compact dimensions of only 26 x 12 x 15 cm you can store and organise all of your toiletries in a small space. This gives you maximum benefits of portability and ease of travel. Plus, the compartments have a water resistant lining which allows you to avoid spillages and stains.
- High Quality: The quality of the zipper and the build materials are both of top quality leather and metal to avoid zipper malfunctions and wear and tear. This guarantees a large lifespan of your product, which ensures you make the most out of your purchase.
- Pricey: The price of this product is much out of the range of most wash bags on the market, which can put off many buyers. We thought the same when we made this purchase, but once you see the quality first-hand, you won’t regret the money spent on it.
- Colour: The colour of this bag isn’t as close to universal as we thought, brown leather is quite out of fashion which can put off some of the younger consumers out there. The quality is unmatched for this however.
Value for Money: 8/10