"My husband, an airline pilot, needed a new "Dopp" type bag. Since he likes a full size tooth paste tube, wears contact lenses, and takes vitamins/supplements, he has a good number of toiletries to bring. I ended up ordering both the Dopp Original Travel Kit and the Delegate Kit, they seemed so similar online.
He ended up keeping the Delegate Kit. The two items are VERY similar. The Original has nicer leather, and a more robust bottom frame (which probably will contribute to durability over the years) - but my husband did not like the extra middle frame. I think this middle frame is supposed to make the kit collapsible - but really, it doesn't work very well since the frame itself is so thick, it actually prevents collapsing when empty.
The Delegate Kit, which has a lower quality leather (but still nice genuine cowhide which will soften over time), is simpler in build. My husband likes the solid bottom, which sits solidly on counters.
Both have metal frames in the opening, which lock upon being wide open (although the Original came with a faulty frame, it wouldn't stay open). My husband loves this feature, although he wishes it opened wider, to the full width of the bag. The zipper and zipper pull are very durable, you can tell they will outlast the many uses by strong male hands.
Both are a bit longer than he was used to, but as it allows for flatter packing, it was a good trade-off.
Both are very nice items, especially for the price onthis site.
I personally would have an issue with the weight (quite heavy) and lack of separate compartments (there is a tiny side fabric bag in each), but I suppose men generally like one big compartment, and the weight doesn't bother them.
Glad we finally found something to replace his beat-up whatever toiletry bag!"
"The Dopp Original Travel Kit is exactly the only satisfactory replacement for the Dopp Kit (Original) which I have been using for more than sixty years. The Kit I have been using through college, active duty (USAF),law school, private practice, an appellate court judgeship, and now retirement, is worn but still very serviceable. Because it is expandable, while still compact, I have used it with various toiletries in different situations. My replacement Dopp Kit has a quality leather covering, as does my original. It is slightly longer without increasing height or depth --- a good thing. Comparing it to other toiletry kits not made by Dopp, this item is very competitive and an excellent choice for the money. This will be my second, and last, kit. It will be around and in good shape even if I live another 18 years and reach 100 years of age. You can bet it will be used any time I have occasion to leave my residence, for three days or three months."
"I purchased three of these Dopp kits for two adult sons and a son-in-law for Christmas. The quality of the kits was more than I expected. They were tailored, sleek, expandable, and made of high quality leather. The guys were very impressed, for which I was pleased to take credit! All three men had emptied their old kits within an hour of opening gifts and filled the new ones. Thanks for such a quality product!"