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    • I did!!!



      Ok, there are a few of us out there that put minimal cash in the pockets of shampoo manufacturers anymore (@Chris, I know you can relate) follically challenged...hehe

      nowadays I go back and forth with either a bottle of shower gel or a bar of soap. In the vision of packing smaller and lighter the bar of soap makes sense...but also makes a mess

      I was just about done with it, I had tried zip lock bags, or trying to 'dry' the bar of soap before packing it, and also a specific plastic bar of soap holder, they all kind of fail one way or another and mostly the soap ends up in mess and eventually falls apart sooner that expected.

      Off to the internet to see if if anyone else was having a similar issue, and not surprisingly there was...first world problems!

      ...and I found this, with very high reviews, Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case Wash Bag. I do have to say when I bought it, it was around $15.

      Why is it so good?

      It's a cordura bag with a breathable one way membrane. Shake the excess water off your bar of soap and put it in the bag, close the clasp and forget about it. What it does is let the moisture out thru the wall of the bag (but its not wet) and when you go to get your bar of soap its not in bits or a slimy mess.

      I've been using it for about 6 months and it works exactly as described and as an added bonus makes your luggage smell fresh from the soap

    • Very interesting.

      It's not something that I need because I got into the habit of using liquid soap years ago. I use Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap, very easy to carry in a small plastic bottle.

    • $25.85 on Amazon, and back ordered on several off-Amazon sites.

      Amazon also offers Matador 3 paks of toiletry bottles in flat pak Dura material for ~$37. Amazon also offers 3 and 4 silicon toiletry bottle sets for about half of one Matador soap bag.

      I am impressed that the Matador soap bag is back ordered several places. I must confess to preferring bar soap also - pine tar bar soap for many years!

    • bar soap is so much easier to find when you are traveling, pretty much universal sized, liquid soaps can vary so much and take up a lot more space for the equivalent amount of washing IMO

    • This is so interesting! Does it solve the common problem of "if you pack soap, any food you pack in the same suitcase takes on the taste of said soap" also?

    • interesting... question for you. Do you think a larger version of this bag would be good for holding gym clothes?

      I feel like my currently laundry bag material isn't ideal for the moisture post workout clothes and actually a smaller bag to take from the gym and put in my bag with my dirty gym clothes would be better then the plastic bags they give us in the locker room.

    • wow, you nailed it. Thank you that looks perfect.

      Riden’Dry bag, having its perfect air exchange, prevents bed smells, washing water stagnation, and this way protect clothes from dust and dirt.

      The laundry bag is composed of a double technical shell with highly resistant Nylon straps and D-rings in order to attach it easily on top of the soft or rigid bags, thanks to common straps (not included).

      The Velcro labyrinth closing has been studied specially to block dust or anything else. Therefore it is a very strong structure, occupying at the same time very little space in order to ”disappear” , once placed inside the bag.
      This item includes also strong Nylon cord with hooks and cursor regulator in order  to hang the clothes after washing. Next day everything will fit in the bag and the drying continues on the bike during the trip.

    • Bought one...used it to carry my Ivory Soap around Baja. Works exactly as advertised. No more slimy bars of soap for me. It's an unlikely luxury, not quite as good as agua caliente, but still good.