Explorer SLIM™ Toiletry Bag - Traveling Lighter

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The Explorer SLIM™ toiletry bag is perfect for packing a ton while staying compact. Tons of pockets to keep organized & sanitary...like keeping your toenail clippers off your toothbrush. With 1/2 the storage volume of the Explorer PLUS, the this bag is great for packing light & minimally.

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Top Features

• Premium quality, durable, & versatile
• 6 pockets to keep all your toiletries organized
• Dedicated toothbrush pocket to stay sanitary
• Protect against shampoo explosions 
• Hang it up anywhere with the adjustable hideaway strap & g-hook 
• Lifetime Warranty

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Sizing: 9 x 5.5 x 2 Inches
Weight: 7.23 ounces

Pocket Info
Deodorant & Razor Pocket - A mesh pocket with a curved zipper for easy access. It fits all deodorant stick sizes. There is room for a razor and whatever small items you can pack inside (i.e. contact case). (9" Tall x 4" Wide)

Water Resistant Toothbrush & Toothpaste Pocket
- A waterproof toothbrush & travel size toothpaste pocket. This pocket is solely for your toothbrush in order to keep your toothbrush from gathering debris & from rubbing up against anything but your pearly whites. You can fit electric toothbrushes! (9” Tall x 2” Wide)
*Pro Tip! We’ve also found this pocket is VERY useful as a very convenient toothbrush holder while traveling. While hanging your open toiletry bag, leave this pocket partially open to let your toothbrush air dry and prevent it from falling on that gross hotel floor. 

Deep Mesh Pocket - Pack these how you’d like! We were able to easily fit items like beard oil, q-tips, mustache wax, flossers, and finger nail clippers. (4.5” Tall x 5.5” Wide)

Deep Water Resistant Pocket - Store your liquids here to ensure that you don’t arrive to your destination with a shampoo explosion all over everything. Fit items like pomade, shampoo, 2 oz + travel liquid containers, cologne/perfume, etc...Fits TWO of our specially designed 3 oz Silicone Bottles. (4.5” Tall x 5.5” Wide)

Large Outer Pocket w/Soft Fleece Lining - This pocket spans the length of the back of the pack and has a soft fleece lining to protect valuables, a small first aid kit, or other travel items. Store your phone, watch, passport, cords, etc. (7.75” Tall x 5.5” Wide)

Secret Small Pocket -
Well I guess this pocket isn’t a secret anymore is it? This pocket is inside & flush against the Electric Razor/Taller Items Pocket. It can store rings or other small items that you want to keep from sliding around in one of the bigger pockets. Condoms fit real great. (3” Tall x 3.5” Wide)

Stowaway Adjustable Strap with Aluminum G-Hook
- It’s just convenient to hang your toiletry bag. We built a special pocket on the back of the toiletry bag with a stowaway strap with what’s called a g-hook. The g-hook keeps a low profile and allows you to hook this bag onto anything. It’s stowaway pocket sits behind the large outer pocket to maximize storage space and stay hidden. Now your toiletry bag can hang anywhere or lay flat. (Strap is 16” Long. Pocket is 3.75” Tall x 6” Wide)

What is the difference between the Explorer SLIM™ & Explorer PLUS™?
The Explorer PLUS™ is for packing more, the Explorer SLIM™ is for packing light. Primarily, the sizing & pockets are different. We made this one minute video to answer this question in depth.
How do I hang up the bag?
There is an included, hidden hang strap on the back of the bag on the top you can use to hang up the bag anywhere!

If I buy some of your soft 3oz liquid bottles bottles also, how many fit in the SLIM™?
Two of our bottles nicely fit in the Explorer SLIM's deep liquid pocket. (Most liquid bottles that fit this pocket are 2oz because of the pocket size so we made custom bottles to perfectly fit our Explorer SLIM bag to use every bit of space.

Lifetime Warranty, Really?

We've only selected premium materials so we're so confident in our products. We will replace any Layover™ that suffers from a manufacturing error. If something else happens, feel free to e-mail us at hello@graveltravel.com and we will review each repair on a case-by-case basis.
Video Overview

Our Kickstarter video we used to launch this product w/product overview (shipping now)

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landen H.
United States United States

Love the product put the internal zippers could be better - I had one break on me but I was able to fix it myself luckily most people would not be able to.


Hi Ianden! Wow! That is so awesome!! I'm impressed you were able to fix it. If you ever have another problem with the zippers please reach out to us at hello@graveltravel.com. We will send you a new bag if the damage is covered under warranty! :) -Caitlin

A Gravel Customer
Quality Product

Gravel's products seem to be really well made. The materials feel nice, I really like the zipper that unzips 3 of the 4 sides and allows the whole toiletry bag to flip open flat. When I travel, I'm typically showering somewhere where I want to hang everything, so being able to flip this open and hang it is awesome. My only real critique is the hanging system, I wish it was more minimal; I picture some sort of small loop that is out of the way that a carabiner can be optionally hooked to. I plan to order the regular size, the slim is a bit small for me, since I like to travel with an electric trimmer and an electric toothbrush, unfortunately these two items take up a ton of space. Keep up the good work!


Hi Tony! Wahoo! Glad you have loved your Explorer SLIM. Also, thank you for the specific feedback!! The PLUS would be a great option for you! We also just launched our Explorer MAX on Kickstarter if you would like to compare the two! It has a large pocket that you can throw bigger items into like your trimmer or toothbrush. -Caitlin

Art T.
United States United States
Solid and slightly overengineered

For a toiletry bag, it's quite slim and efficient. Obviously, it'll be more cumbersome if you're moving from ziploc / cuban fiber bags, though the tradeoff is better organization and ease of packing. The "hidden" pocket's pretty useless, and just gets in the way, but it's not a major issue. There's two outside pockets, including a shallow one that holds 2 separate hooks that hook together to form one larger hook instead of just being a hook. I guess it's in case you don't have a wall-hook to loop stuff onto? Not sure, and these 2 parts being in there makes that pocket kind of useless. Build quality's top notch, and there's just enough pockets to help you organize, without being too much. This thing will hold 21-days worth of daily contacts, a round travel deodorant, toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, a bunch of medications, travel electric razor, and 2 oz. of soap.


Hi Art! Thank you so much for the time you took on this review! We really appreciate the detailed feedback!! So glad you are liking your bag thus far! -Caitlin

Karen C.
United States United States
Great Gift for my Adult Son

My son was so pleased to receive his Explorer SLIM Toiletry Bag for his birthday! I presented it pre-packed with all of his favorite products, which he appreciated even more. He likes that the design allows him to pack quickly & remember all of the self-care products he needs to be presentable, especially when he's traveling for business. Since he lives about 500 miles from me, he is also more likely to make the trip home to see his Mom. The Gravel Explorer SLIM Toiletry Bag is A WIN-WIN!


Hi Karen! I absolutely LOVE everything about this!! Such a creative gift idea and a wonderful way to get him to come home and visit a bit more! :D -Caitlin

Will B.
United States United States
I’ve bought 6 so far!

I like mine so much that I’ve started giving these as gifts. I travel a lot and have the middle sized one. I was a Kickstarter backer fit that one. My son doesn’t travel as much - he has the smaller size and loves it. I’ve given them as graduation gifts and birthday gifts. My wife is getting the latest / largest one as part of the latest Kickstarter campaign. Seriously hands down the best toiletry bag you can buy!!


Hi Will! !!!!! WOW! This is SO amazing! We are beyond stoked by how much you and your family have loved the gear! Thank you so much for sharing. :D -Caitlin