One essential piece of kit that every man should have is a solid toiletry bag or shave kit. The days of throwing your toothbrush, razor, and deodorant in a used plastic grocery bag for a trip should have ended right around the time your parents stopped doing your laundry. Most guys I know, at least the ones that have graduated from the plastic bag phase, have tackled this problem in one of two ways.
The first method is probably the most predominant. They use a worn out, tired hand-me-down kit that they probably received as a gift almost a decade ago. It’s stained, the zipper is most likely busted or doesn’t close all the way, and it looks like it was purchased at one of those old-time knife stores your grandfather took you to when you were a kid.
The second solution most commonly employed, at least from this author’s experience, is going full metro. You know the guy I’m talking about. You’re in Vegas for your buddy’s bachelor party and you’re all jammed up in the hotel room trying to get ready for a night on the town. It’s your turn to hit the showers and there is it, hanging from the hook on the back of the door. You know the bag that I’m talking about. It’s got 18,000 pockets for organizing all your lotions and potions and enough material in the see through plastic pouches to float a raft after a shipwreck. There’s a designer label on it and it probably cost more than that EDC knife in your pocket.
Enter the Nomad Shave Kit from Red Oxx. One could call this a perfect middle ground for guys who spend a lot of time living out a suitcase. It’s not fancy and you can’t buy it in Multicam, however it is made in the USA and built to outlast your traveling days. In fact, if something tragic ever happens to your Nomad (or any Red Oxx product), it’s guaranteed for life under their Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. When is that last time you saw that offered by a company? Red Oxx truly believes in the quality of their products and stands by them.
Built-tough from weather resistant 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Cordura nylon, the Nomad is all business. Featuring #10 YKK self locking zippers and double stitched and bound seams, it was designed to handle extra duty and spend its life on the road. The bag measures 12″ long x 5″ wide x 4″ tall, or 30.5cm long x 12.7cm wide x 10.2cm tall for our International friends. It’ll hold 240 cubic inches of grooming and hygiene essentials, which should be more than enough to make sure you pass inspection with your special lady friend after you de-funk and re-rag.
You can consider the Red Oxx Nomad Shave Kit the multi-tool of bags. It’s the perfect size to do double duty as a packing cube in your duffel or carry-on bag. Order a couple of them and use them to keep your shoes or flip-flops from stinking up the rest of your clothes and as an organizer for your socks and underwear. The two zippered pockets on the outside come in quite handy as well too for quick access to small items like a comb or pocket knife.
Ordering a Nomad will set you back $25. It seems like a small price to pay for a bag with this much quality built into it. Did I mention that it’s US made and has a lifetime guarantee? Nomads are available in 12 different color combinations, all of which are tried and true choices that won’t be out of style when that next “must have” pattern hits the market. Bags can take up to as much as 30 days to ship from Red Oxx after you order them, but it’s being handmade in Montana just for you so relax. In our book, that is something we’ll gladly wait for because we appreciate everything that goes into it.
For more information on the Red Oxx Nomad Shave Kit, check out their website.