Modest Trucker Annoyance No. 427: Getting into the truck stop shower after a long, frustrating day on the road and realizing you left your shampoo in your duffle bag, which is still in the truck. As always, there wasn't enough room in your toiletry bag.
Modest Trucker Annoyance No. 427 Solution: The Explorer Plus toiletry bag from Gravel, an outfit that boasts it makes gear "for travelers, not tourists."
The Explorer plus is 10" x 7" x 3" and has eight pockets of various sizes ensuring you have a place for all your personal hygiene needs. It has an adjustable strap and "G" hook so you can hang it safely when in the shower.
One of the things we like about Gravel and the Explorer Plus is the detail they offer on their website. For example, here's the list of pockets:
Electric Razor/Taller Items Pocket - A mesh pocket with a curved zipper for easy access. It easily fits electric razors, hair combs and taller items! This pocket is large to add versatility so you can pack this as you’d like...it’s cozy in here. Ladies, if you are blessed to not have a beard and don’t have an electric razor then you can easily fit mascara, tampons, and other stuff. (10” Length x 4.5” Wide)
Water Resistant Toothbrush & Toothpaste Pocket - This pocket is solely for your toothbrush to keep your toothbrush from gathering debris & from rubbing up against anything but your pearly whites. Easily fits an electric toothbrush and travel-sized toothpaste OR a full-sized toothpaste & regular toothbrush. If you have an electric toothbrush and use lots of toothpaste there’s plenty of room for a full-sized tube of toothpaste in other pockets. *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. (10” Length x 1.5” Wide)
Deep and Tall Pocket - A mesh pocket to fit your deodorant, comb, and all sorts of other essentials that might be longer. (10” Length x 3” Wide)
Two Deep Mesh Pockets - Pack these how you’d like! We were able to easily fit items like beard oil, q-tips, mustache wax, flossers, and fingernail clippers. (5” Length x 3” 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, 3 oz + travel liquid containers, cologne/perfume, etc...this pocket is spacious (10” Length x 6” Wide)
TSA Removable & Water Resistant Pouch (included) - We included a premium clear, removable, and water-resistant pouch for an added layer of protection from shampoo explosions. Quickly pull out the pouch and lay it next to your stuff for easy passage through airport security. Use the swivel hook attached to hang it up in the shower.
Secret Small Pocket - Well I guess this pocket isn’t a secret anymore is it? This pocket is inside and 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. (3” Length x 3.5” 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. (9” Length x 6” Wide)