07-08-2013, 07:34 PM
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Hey Guys,

For my job I travel a lot. Since I took up wetshaving I've been lugging my kit around with me. I'm getting tired of this and want to have a travel kit.

What soap is easy to cut into small travel sized chunks or comes in a tin that I can travel with and will lather in hard and soft water?

Should i go for a cream instead?

Thanks!

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 07-08-2013, 07:36 PM
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I would guess a palmolive stick would travel well and not take up much space. just a hunch ymmv.

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 07-08-2013, 07:47 PM
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Most of the shave sticks like Arko, La Toja, Lea, Palmolive, etc, should work well. You can even make your own by grating and mashing your favourite soap into a stick, or just rub the puck on your face and lather. Good luck.Biggrin

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 07-08-2013, 07:52 PM
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Shavesticks give a good shave and take up little space, hence why I keep one in my GoBag. I like the Lea shave stick, since it comes in a hard tube that can take a few knocks - most other small shave sticks I seen only come wrapped in paper or foil.
Before I switched to sticks I had a tube of shave cream in my GoBag - started with the Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol, and then switched to Arko Cool Mint since the tube was smaller - and that worked great too.

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 07-08-2013, 08:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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I usually travel with a Speick stick and also a Speick Cream.

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 07-09-2013, 01:38 AM
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I love using the Aluminum Screw top tins that West Coast Shaving carries for when I travel.

My no-brainer, easy to lather, high-quality choice for a soap to put in it would be a sample (or 1/2 a puck) of Mike's or Barrister & Mann.

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 07-09-2013, 02:28 AM
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  • Macko
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Speick cream is my go to.

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 07-09-2013, 04:53 AM
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  • Rufus
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Edwin Jagger makes their soaps in a travel-size, 65 g/2.3 oz. My current travel soap is a travel-size container of EJ Seabuckhorn. I think all EJ's shaving soaps are available in a travel-size container.

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 07-09-2013, 05:29 AM
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Right now my travel bag has a Speick stick in a pill bottle.

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 07-09-2013, 05:31 AM
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(07-09-2013, 04:53 AM)Rufus Wrote: Edwin Jagger makes their soaps in a travel-size, 65 g/2.3 oz. My current travel soap is a travel-size container of EJ Seabuckhorn. I think all EJ's shaving soaps are available in a travel-size container.

I think all the EJ soaps are made by Haslinger of Austria. Excellent tallow-based soaps. IMO their coconut is the best.

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 07-09-2013, 06:24 AM
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Shave Stick in a Pill Bottle.

Absent one of the traveling tins. I took one of my wife's plastice make-up containers and grated some soap and put it into it.

I guess you could get a candy tin and do the same thing with it.

A tube of shaving cream.

For hard water use more product.

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 07-09-2013, 08:54 AM
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I keep my soap sticks and my Semogue 1520 boar brush in pill bottles when I travel. Just drill the child proof cap so that you will have some vent holes in it. When you get to your location if they are still wet remove them from the bottles and set them on the countertop so that they can dry out fully. This really works well plus it gives them some protection.

Clayton

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 07-09-2013, 11:47 AM
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How long does a shave stick last? I was hoping to have something in a little plastic bowl or dish; I prefer hard soaps but I was in Vegas and the water is very hard. It took me a long time and many uncomfortable shaves to figure out how much water I needed.

I have used a Speik shave stick, but I wasn't too fond of the scent; it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either.

I was at target and I found a travel sized deodorant container; I was thinking of removing the deodorant and using the container.

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 07-09-2013, 12:02 PM
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The Proraso and RazoRock soft soaps come in plastic tubs that are pretty convenient, and are simple to get a good lather from.

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 07-09-2013, 12:33 PM
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I either bring a long my Palmolive stick or Mike's Stick.

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 07-12-2013, 08:25 PM
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Spieck stick is exceptional for travel. As Taborcarn mentioned the RazoRock cream soap is a cant miss. All this fits in my kit along wit my travel brush. Only downer is that if you carry on, you can't take a DE razor.

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 07-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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  • TonyN
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Tabac, Palmolive, Arko, Speick or La Toja are all great shave sticks that you can use as a stick or grate into a small covered ramekin or rubbermaid container for your travel shave kit.

Another great option is Haslinger Schafmilch Shaving Soap with Sheep Milk and Lanolin. The puck is small enough to fit in a small covered ramekin or rubbermaid container. This is a really good shave soap!

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 07-13-2013, 05:27 PM
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A travel size Bigelow travel tube. Can be stored inside a old pill bottle if you are afraid of it getting smashed.
Alan

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 07-13-2013, 06:00 PM
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Funny you should ask. I am getting ready for a trip and I have packed two soaps. The one I have picked out as my travel soap is Dr. Dittmar's in the small sealable tin, but since I have never used it and am therefore unsure of how it will perform I am also bring a small tub of TFS. the Dr. Dittmar is a perfect size for traveling (70g), the tin is fully sealable so no issues with the lid popping off etc. Shave sticks would be another great idea as several have already mentioned. I cannot imagine traveling with a cream, but that is probably just me.

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 07-15-2013, 06:09 AM
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Picked up a tin of Klar Seifen Rasierseife Klassik 110 gram soap a couple of days ago. Very dense product in a minimalist but solid screw top aluminium container. Just hold the tin upside down, brush vertical, and it loads from a Wee Scot to a Cubby 3 neatly and effectively. Excellent lather and resulting shave. It is going to be my travel soap given the robust yet small size and high performance. Available in several scents so I may even pack two. A tin looks to be good for perhaps 100 shaves.

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