Terracycle Upcycle Tent Dopp Kit Review
Looking for a gift for the traveling guy or gal that has everything? Search no further than Terracycle’s Upcycled Tent Dopp kit. Christmas may be a ways off, but keep Terracycle in mind during the holiday season or when searching for a unique gift for any occasion.
Terracycle is well known for upcycling, or re-working/re-using products or waste and forming a completely new product. The Dopp kit is a prime example of this creativity and resourcefulness, as each kit is made from discarded tent scraps from various manufacturers. Each kit is slightly different or unique from the next, which makes each product that much cooler in my book. The Dopp kit is also 100% handmade.
The Upcycled Tent Dopp kit features 3 zippered compartments, with one of these being composed of mesh or the netting component of a tent. The location of these compartments varies by each product. The one I tested featured the mesh compartment on the bottom, with the nylon tent material enclosing the other two pockets. Being made of tent materials means that the Dopp kit is also extremely light weight–making it perfect for those wanting to shave on weight on the trail and other, more tame travels. The fabric is also extremely durable and resistant to rips and tears, just like a tents’ fly. The Dopp kit is also easy to clean, simply throw it in the wash and let it line dry.
As for storage, the Upcycle Tent Dopp kit measures 19.75″ L x 9.25″ W x 2.75″ H when unfolded (as shown above). The 3 compartments provide adequate room for any guys, and most gals basic needs. For example, the lower mesh compartment is the largest in the model I tested (yours may differ slightly) and was able to accommodate a full size deodorant, my glasses case, travel tooth brush, travel toothpaste, and a few other small odds and ends. The top compartment on my kit is the smallest, yet can accommodate my stash of travel medications. The middle pockets it the medium size of the three. I typically don’t place a lot in the middle pocket to ease the folding of the kit; when the middle is quite full, the kit does not fold onto itself all that well. When folded up (as pictured below) the kit measures 6.75″ L x 9.25″ W x 3″H. A hook attaches with a loop and can be cinched down to keep the kit closed. The hook also doubles as a way to hang the kit to better access its’ contents. One down side of this is that the kit tends to bend on itself; this is due to the hook placement and the light weight or unstructured nature of the tent fabric. This honestly was not a big deal to me as I typically pulled the Dopp kit out and lay it flat on the ground when inside my tent.
Terracycles’ Upcycled Tent Dopp kit retails for $38, which is about average for a products of similar design. One thing is quite different with this product, is that you can feel good about your purchase in that it was made from anthers waste and did not create waste in the process of its’ production. Guilt free gift giving at its’ finest; for additional products please visit their site or visit one of our buyers below.