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Lifeventure Wash Holdall
Author Name: superness11
Lifeventure Wash Holdall
Advantages: makes packing quick
Disadvantages: heavy and cumbersome
Having a travelling wash bag saves so much time when you are unpacking and packing as everything is in one place. Even when I go camping I have my wash bag so that I can take it easily to the shower block and then pack it away afterwards. I did not buy this myself and received it as a gift from my boyfriend for my birthday. He had filled it with lots of nice toiletries, which was a really nice touch.
The brand behind the bag is Lifeventure, who design and manufacture a wide range of packs and accessories for travel and outdoor use. We have had a couple of other products by them and they are a very reliable and trustworthy brand.
The bag is fairly big so it will take up a big chunk of your suitcase. If you are travelling with hand luggage only then you may not be able to fit this in. The dimensions of the bag are 250mm x 180mm x 130mm. You can also buy a larger one which is 300mm long.
The bag is made from tough Cordura and Hypalon fabrics which are shower proof but not waterproof. This sort of material is really tough and will not tear, rip or puncture easily. Due to the thick fabric and size of the bag, it is fairly heavy which eats in to your valuable luggage allowance. The smallest of the wash bags weighs 300g unpacked!
*Pockets, zips and extras*
The best thing about this bag is that you can hang it up as it has its own built in hanger. As soon as you open the main section with the zip, the flap opens out and can be hung up with the hook, perfect for hanging on the Back of a door or on a shower unit. The flap also has a built in mirror. Disappointingly on a trip to America while the wash bag was in my suitcase, it must have got squashed as the mirror had cracked in transit. Great 7 years bad luck! There is nothing behind the mirror to protect it from any sort of impact.
The main part of the bag is fairly large and will accommodate quite a lot in it, I usually take shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush and various other bottles and tubs. There is a smaller internal pocket where I store my face wipes and then two zippered pockets at either side. These are both quite roomy, so all in all there is plenty of room for your things.
The zips on the bag are robust and tough and have an easy to pull rubber toggle so they are easy to operate with wet hands.
At the top of the bag is a handle for you to carry the bag about easily. This handle is double stitched so it is on quite securely and can not easily be pulled off.
This is a really top quality bag and it is really useful to have. I do not use it on every trip though as it is cumbersome to carry round. It is perfect for a couple vacation and I share the room with my partner. It is a shame about the mirror, but I never really used it any way as it just gets steamed up in the bathroom and I have another mirror in my make up bag if I really wanted one.
I'd recommend this bag but they are not too cheap; the small one is £14.00 and the large is £20.00. quite expensive but I definitely get the use out of it.
Summary: A nice wash bag that has room for everything