Dopp kit, toiletry bag, shaving box – containers for your manly articles (like the handsome Roots number pictured) go by many names, but they all serve one purpose: to keep you equipped with the tools to tame the odours and hair and all matter of effluvium emanating from your body. Take thirty-degree heat, add stressful activity like a gym workout and a mere shower just doesn’t cut it.
Here, Dopp kit essentials for your post-gym routine. They might not stop you from sweltering entirely, but at least you won’t offend your fellow transitgoers with your, well, let’s just call it musk.
KMS California Hair Play Molding Paste
Unless you’ve got a buzz cut, you’ll need a hair product with stronger hold to keep everything in place on your sweaty dome. KMS Molding Paste is strong, but still pliable and dries with a matte finish. $15
AXE Jet 2-in-1 Shower Gel
Save your arms for your pull-ups and haul only a 2-in-1 shower gel and shampoo. This one from Axe is energizing and keeps you smelling fresh. $7
Balla Talcum Powder
Throw some talcum powder on your feet to slow some of the sweating associated with going sockless. This powder is designed to go on even the most sensitive areas of the male anatomy, if your most pressing sweat concerns are elsewhere. $16
Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant
After the shower, you don’t want to smell like a fragrance bomb – just a subtle scent to mask some of the muskiness. This eucalyptus-scented deodorant from Malin + Goetz won’t stop you from sweating, but at least you won’t smell like you just ran a marathon (or owned the elliptical). $18
Joe Fresh Classic V-Neck Tee
Though it doesn’t quite fit in a Dopp kit, our most essential summer item is a simple v-neck undershirt. It soaks up sweat, and unless you’re going for the three-unbutton look, doesn’t show underneath a typical dress shirt. $12
Image courtesy of Roots.