All of these brushes are ideal for travel. They'll all dry very quickly, and either have a built-in protective case or otherwise are so small as to fit into a normal medication container.
Smaller brushes are simpler to use and consume less cream/soap, but provide what most would argue to be a less luxurious experience. Such are the joys of travel when practicality rears its ugly head.
Dovo 918096 Silvertip Travel Brush (All Stainless Steel)
The Dovo 918096 is a silvertip brush much in the style of the 'turnback' models below down the page, but with a push-fit assemblage instead of screw threads for the brush head and base. It shares identical satin-finished steel w/ the fine Dovo 499806 razor/brush stand; there's no doubt it is a looker, though you pay a weight and price penalty for that sturdier, highly-refined metal...every sample we've seen is a perfect, fairly bulby knot of silvertip badger hair. The bottom line as I see it; if the knot's quality's your #1 criteria in a traveller, only the Simpsons "The Major" in Super Badger is close, and I'd still give it to this one.
The head doesn't screw in or affix to the handle when you're travelling, so if the equivalent silence of the Simpsons "Major" is required, a single spongy packing peanut in there seems to do the trick.
$97 IN-STOCK FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
The IL Ceppo 1203 Set has the brush you see directly above, but finished in nickel this time, and a dedicated case for it which also holds a stubby-handled Gillette-Mach-3-headed safety razor and fitted leather insert. All parts but the cartridge head are produced in Florence, Italy. This brush's brass boddy's got a distinct advantage over every other model travel-specific brush; its threads are the best of all, even superior to stainless steel. 7.75 ounces (220 grams).
Il Ceppo 1203 Travel Set|
$150 In-Stock FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
The Simpsons "Major"
The Simpsons 'The Major' is a beautifully conceived travel brush. Fits inside its own handle. Much like others on the market, even those made by the same folks, but more elegant. A smaller, shorter, and slightly thinner knot to allow very quick drying for storage/travel. Available in either Best or Super badger.
|Simpsons "Major" Brush Best Badger
$118 In-Stock FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
|Simpsons "Major" Brush Super Badger|
$150 OUT OF STOCK
The Simpsons "Wee Scot"
At the end of the Simpsons alphabet lies the Simpsons Wee Scot, a best badger brush with a lathe-turned resin handle. This teensy little brush, really not much bigger than an average human's pinkie finger, is a great travel brush, collectors brush, or a brush for those who prefer its easy ability to modulate the amount of water/soap within. Pity the handle's so tiny that it feels like you're writing on your face with a lather pencil, but the knot is, despite this great tragic flaw, special for what it is.
Embossed with Alexander Simpson's signature.
(Prices Below Include All Shipping)
$41 (All US, & >$200 Non-US Orders) $48 (<$200 Non-US Orders Only)
The Vulfix Turnback, available here in their Super Badger hair, is the softest and floppiest of the travel brushes we sell, though of course that's a relative position - no travel brush can be amazing at those traits, but this one does alright. When it is time to pack up the knot/turning part goes inside the dual-purpose handle/travel tube.
$73 (USA ONLY Price)
Vulfix Turnback Super Badger Brush
$80 (Worldwide Price)