I was tempted to order the new leather dopp kit in CXL#8.
But then I looked at the dimensions. 4"x4"x8" = 128 in^3 is a small bag. My others are more like 5"x5"x10" = 250 in^3, or larger. That's about half the normal size. I don't think I could fit my electric shaver or electric toothbrush in their little travel cases.
These toiletry travel bags are a fairly standard size. I wonder what Gustin was thinking making a miniature version? Less leather to hit a price point? That seems silly since many people won't notice the dimensions but may return when they receive a smaller than expected bag.
Below is a photo of two toiletry bags I use as well as two items that I routinely carry in the bag, along with the typical smaller stuff.
The rightmost bag is a synthetic Eagle Creek bag that is 9.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" = 192 in^3. This bag is the largest that I use and seems bigger than it is due to all the auxiliary features such as the carry loop, top flap, extra pockets and zippers, etc. Its also fully square and seems to bulge out a lot making it even larger. I've used this bag for maybe 20 years and its been a good, durable bag but its purely functional with zero aesthetic advantages. I don't like this bag, I just use it without thinking about it. I'm trying to do less of that in my life, ie surround myself with only things that I like and enjoy and get rid of all the crap I just use without enjoying. Hence it is being phased out.
In the middle is a Gustin "DOPP KIT - OLIVE WAXED CANVAS" that I received a few months ago. It measures 9.5" x 4" x 4.5" = 171 in^3. I've not used this bag yet but need to get into the habit of grabbing it instead of the old Eagle Creek bag. I like the aesthetics of the Gustin canvas toiletry bag. The waxed canvas feels nice and substantial. The zipper is bury and tough. I think it will be a great bag. It seems much smaller than the Eagle Creek despite the dimensions being only slightly less (0.5" in reduced width). It doesn't bulge nor does it have all the added fluff. This bag seems like a good compromise of taking up less space in luggage and feeling less big without actually decreasing internal space in a way that complicates what can be contained.
On the left are the cases of a current model Braun electric razor (~7" long) and Braun Oral B electric toothbrush (8.25" long). These must fit nicely in my toiletry bag or it will be a major fail. They fit easily and with room to spare in the two bags shown in this photo.
Now for the new Gustin "HORWEEN DOPP KIT - CHROMEXCEL #8" with its stated dimensions of 8" x 4" x 4" = 128 in^3. The width and height are just slightly smaller than the two larger bags. The big difference is the length reduction. The stated length of 8" may just barely fit the Oral B case, or maybe it won't fit it nicely and will be difficult to insert/remove and stretch the bag out. I'm sure it would fit diagonally but then it would use too much space in this small bag. So I think this is the key question for me: will a standard Oral B toothbrush case fit straight without needing to jam it into the bag and stretch it out.
Maybe I'll order one, try it out, and return if it does not.
This is such a common toiletry item that it would be silly if Gustin made a toiletry bag that couldn't fit the most widely sold electric toothbrush because it was 0.5" too short.