Baggallini Fold Out Cosmetic Bag Review: TSA Friendly

This lightweight but roomy toiletries case may be just the thing for toiletries, makeup, and even a bit of jewelry.

Baggallini Fold Out Cosmetic Bag Review

Price and Where to Buy Baggallini Fold Out Cosmetic Bag: $35 on

Pros: It’s lightweight (about 8 ounces), which sets it apart from most toiletries cases. It hangs, which frees up counter space and makes all your items easy to access. It has a pull-out TSA-sizefriendly clear bag so you don’t have to pack and unpack a separate zip-top quart bag if you’re going carry-on. It has three separate sections to keep things organized.

Cons: At about 10x6x1.5 inches, it’s not the smallest toiletries kit you available. But it does weigh less than many smaller toiletries bags and it holds all the necessities (including a reasonable amount of makeup and brushes) for a typical traveling woman.

How Baggallini Fold Out Cosmetic Bag Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The hanger makes it adaptable, the clear pouches help keep things organized, and the pull-out TSA-friendly pouch makes it adaptable.
  • Value: 9/10. At $35 (Amazon), the price is right for a durable, roomy, light toiletries bag.
  • Durability: 10/10. The surfaces can be wiped clean easily, the zippers are sturdy, the magnetic closure holds up well, and the hook is equal parts sturdy and light.
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. This is a nice-looking bag that does its job well. And the detachable pouch is a great (and uncommon) feature.

Final Verdict: This is a great choice as long as you’re not trying to go as small as possible with your toiletries bag.

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By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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