9 best wash bags

Wherever your travels may take you, keep your toiletries organised in style

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Whether it's a weekend city break, or a fortnight poolside and on a beach, we've tracked down the best wash bags for your holiday lotions and potions. In this selection, you’ll find smaller options for short getaways as well as bags that will fit full-size products for those longer trips. This lot will all wipe clean.

1. Victoria Green Celia Threefold Hanging Wash Bag: £15, Debenhams

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Victoria Green is arguably unbeatable when it comes to wash bag design and the brand’s come up with some superb options for 2016. This roomy wash bag has a floral print on the outside with a pretty, dusky pink polka dot trim and lining. It’s waterproof, easy-to-clean and while it's big enough for a long holiday away, it also contains a large removable bag to take to the beach or pool. If space is at a premium in your holiday bathroom, the hook ensures you can hang it on the back of the door.

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2. Emma Lomax Red Face Washbag: £22, Emma Lomax

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Stylish, striking and hand-embroidered, this gold-zipped wash bag makes quite a statement. A roomy canvas offering that will fit full-size bottles, the wipeable nylon inside makes it practical too. 

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3. M&S Beauty Hanging Wash Bag: £15, Marks & Spencer

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With blue nautical stripes, polka dots inside and a pretty pink trim, this is gorgeous and practical. The hook at the top and clear plastic sections mean you can hang it on the bathroom door and see all your products at a glance. And it has the handy detachable wash bag inside that’s big enough to fit larger bottles.

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4. Botanics Ladies Wash Bag: £10, Boots 

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This generously proportioned wash bag in a pretty green and yellow pattern fits full-size shampoos and conditioners in. You can wipe it down inside in the event of spillages. 

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5. Orla Kiely Sunset Flora Medium Wash Bag: £28, John Lewis

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With a colourful graphic design in Orla's usual bold style, this new print comes in three different shapes and sizes. This one is ideally proportioned for a weekend away and has a separate side-zipped compartment for toothpaste and a wet toothbrush.

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6. Victoria Green Lola Hanging Traveller Wash Bag: £18, Debenhams

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A second entry for expert wash bag designer Victoria Green, this ultra-spacious, spotty holdall-style bag will easily contain all your larger bottles, enough for a fortnight away, in its two clear compartments. Plus there's another zipped section for make-up or smaller pieces, as well as a hook. The contrasting polka dot lining is beautiful, and there are other designs available.

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7. Dirty Works Fast Mover Travel Bag: £5, Sainsbury’s

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A glossy, rose-pink compact wash bag, this is a good-value option for a weekend away that will fit your travel-size toiletries. Or you can use it as a larger make-up bag.

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8. Boots Travel Hanging Wash Bag: £12, Boots

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Great for saving bathroom space, this hanging bag contains two large removable clear plastic wash bags, so you can take your products poolside or down to the beach. We like the world travel-inspired line drawings, too. 

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9. Zoella Classic Vanity Case: £15, Superdrug

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From the staggeringly popular YouTuber, comes her own beauty range, including this rather lovely vintage-inspired vanity case. It's reasonably solid, so keeps lotions and potions upright – great if you have make-up or skincare in glass bottles.

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Verdict

Emma Lomax’s offering is statement-making, the M&S bag is beautiful and practical, while Botanics is generously proportioned. But Victoria Green wins hands down for design, practicality and another beautiful print.

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