When it’s that time of the year where students are preparing to go back to school, there are a lot of things that most of us will overlook. Perhaps it may be forgetting to purchase new school supplies or forgetting to finalize the papers for your dormitory. But most of the time, especially the college freshmen whose going to experience living in a dormitory for the first time, we forget to buy college dorm shower caddies.
In this website, we already reviewed a couple of bath totes or shower totes that can also be used in college. Notably, one of the best mesh bath totes we have is the Mesh Shower Tote. On the other hand, one of the best plastic shower totes we reviewed is the InterDesign Orbz.
In this review, another bath tote is placed in the limelight and put to the test – the Dormbuys Dorm Caddy Shower Tote. Unlike regular shower caddies, bath totes are not far from each other regarding features. Nevertheless, there are still key differences from one bath tote from the other. What are those differences? See below in the Dormbuys Dorm Caddy Shower Tote review.
The company that retails the Dorm Caddy Shower Tote is Dormbuys. Taking from their LinkedIn page, Dormbuys is an online retailer for your dorm, apartment, and other living needs. Dormbuys’ profile image on Linkedin showcases a website called DormBuys.com, but currently, the website is down and not loading.
The Dormbuys Dorm Caddy Shower Tote is a no-frills nylon mesh bath tote that is, according to its product page on Amazon, manufactured to the highest quality available.
Though one may wonder why a mesh bath tote is a good option. Bath totes made of mesh provide consistent airflow because if no airflow is available, water will accumulate in it. Combine the accumulated water with enough heat and humidity and you may have a biome of nasty microorganism living in your bath tote.
|Classification||Dimensions (in.)||Weight (lbs.)||Latest Price|
|Shower Tote||08.00 x 08.00 x 12.00||00.25||VIEW AT AMAZON|
Aside from its mesh build, another noticeable aspect of the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote is its size. Measured around 8 inches by 12 inches, it’s one of the most compact bath totes you can buy where you can fit a ton of stuff. Usually, in the other reviewed shower totes in this website, bath totes are wider and bulkier especially if you place your shower essentials in it. With the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote, it’s different.
The strap is also a nice addition because aside from carrying the bath tote with it, you can also hang it on a ton of places while showering in a shared bathroom (the shower knob and other hooks in the bathroom).
The top portion of the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote is semi-closed on top with a slap. Contrary to what others say that the bath tote has a zipper or other sealing mechanisms, the manufacturer itself said that the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote has no such feature. Instead, the top “scrunches” down and the band wraps around it.
Dorm Shower Caddy Pros
The pros of the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote are in no way sponsored or paid by the manufacturer, Dormbuys, or Amazon. The pros below are a curation of verified opinions and reviews on Amazon.
- Compact bath tote for everyday use. Due to its vertical orientation, the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote is the perfect bath tote when you’re usually walking back and forth from the shower. But don’t let the compactness fool you, the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote is surprisingly roomy even for its size. An Amazon reviewer testified to that by saying that he bought a large pack of travel size bottles for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Astonishingly, they were big enough to carry those along with a rolled towel, washcloth, and clean clothes.
- Can be used as a baby bath toy holder. Scattered baby bath toys in the bathroom are hazardous because somebody can step on it and have an accident. The Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote can be a good solution. Aside from organizing your shower essentials, the bath tote can also double as a baby bath toy holder. Additionally, since it’s made of mesh, you can place the baby bath toys in it even when it’s not dry (they’ll dry right inside).
Dorm Shower Caddy Cons
Likewise, the cons of the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote are in no way sponsored or paid by the manufacturer, Dormbuys, or Amazon. Instead, the cons below are a curation of verified opinions and reviews on Amazon.
- You can’t choose a color. If you’re too picky on your bath tote, the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote might not be the one for you because, according to its Amazon product page, it ships in random colors. Meaning that your friend who bought the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote might get a blue one while you may receive a white one. It’s a bummer that you can’t choose your preferred colors.
- The top does not seal off. The Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote is perfect in many ways, but sealing it to secure your shower essentials is another. It’s nifty if you’re holding it upright using your hands, but if you’re going to place it in your gym bag, for example, the contents of your bath tote may spill.
Weighing in the listed pros and cons, the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote is rated four out of five stars. Frankly, it’s a good shower caddy, but the fact that the top does not seal off shut may turn some buyers away from this otherwise perfect bath tote.
Buy the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote if you’re looking to carrying it by hand rather than mostly placing it inside a bag or any other compartment. One good example is, of course, if you’re living in a dormitory with shared bathrooms.
Take a look at the latest price of the Dormbuys Dorm Shower Caddy Tote in Amazon. You can also look at the Mayin LCC Mesh Shower Tote if you’re looking for a bath tote with more pockets (8 to be exact!) and the InterDesign Orbz if you’re looking for a plastic bath tote.