Meet the PLUS + SLIM
Ever since my first hike in the Austrian Alps I've been looking to downsize the contents of my backpack. More than a year ago I found the Gravel Explorer Slim and it seemed perfect for my needs; it's indeed very slim and has many clever features. I wasn't sure if I should buy it for months on end, because due to Covid we couldn't travel much anyway. When a friend of mine invited me to go hiking in the Alps again, this toiletry bag was the first thing I ordered! I even decided to buy the combo pack and use the Explorer Plus on longer trips. The Slim was perfect for a hike. There's often very little space in the accommodations you find along the trail and hide away strap with hook is perfect to hang it just about anywhere. The Liquid bottles itself are near perfect, fit the Slim very well and hold enough content to last for a 5/6 day hike. All the little pockets keep things very well organized which helps to keep the bag flat. It keeps it's shape and every morning when packing my back pack it fit nicely in the same place where it had fit the day before. I honestly didn't think I could get this excited about a toiletry bag, but here I am. In conclusion:The Slim is perfect for a light weight hike or day trip. The Plus very similar to the Slim but also has an extra compartment for more liquids and bigger bottles. If you buy one of these bags, treat yourself to the silicone bottles as well because they are great.
Hi Bram! This is so RAD. We are beyond pumped that you are enjoying your gear so much!! The Austrian Alps are gorgeous! Definitely on my list of places to go now! Thanks so much for the thoughtful review. Safe travels! -Caitlin
Surprisingly versatile products on their own, but together bring modularity to any lightweight travel system. Huge fan!
Willibald! Yes! We love the combination of the two different sizes! -Caitlin
First let me say that the design of these two toiletry bags, hands-down are the best that I’ve come across ever! I bought these for my hubby fir his birthday, decided to go with the slim and the full size to accommodate any and all travel needs. I am so happy that I did. Sometimes you need a slimmer bag for smaller spaces and the slim is perfect for that. The larger one is for longer travels, it fits perfectly in the suitcase. I am recommending this toiletry bag to any family member or friend looking for a perfectly designed, durable option.
Stacy! WOW! Thank you so so much!! This is GREAT NEWS! Hope your husband is enjoying them too! -Caitlin
I gave it as a gift and now want one for myself:)
Bibi! Great gift idea! That is AWESOME!! Glad you liked it so much. :D -Caitlin
Only used the slim so far but absolutely love it and the organization. Can't wait for a bigger trip where I need to use the plus. Material is top quality!
Hi Grant! WAHOO! Can't wait for you to give the Plus a try!! -Caitlin
Yes! It is not waterproof, although it is not water resistant. The sides and bottom of the bag are welded shut but the top water resistant zipper won't stop leakage 100%. Although it will prevent shampoo explosions, this bag was made to go inside your Explorer PLUS™ for an added layer of protection. With both layers of protection you will be safe from shampoo explosions!
The PLUS is for packing more, the SLIM is for packing light.
SLIM: 1.5 Liters
PLUS: 3 Liters