If there’s one thing men’s deodorants have in common right now, it’s that they all try to out-man one another with scents you’d associate with Paul Bunyan-y masculinity. Unfortunately, they all just smell like chemicals, and more often than not, don’t actually make you feel clean — which is a crappy quality for something that takes up precious space in your Dopp kit.
That’s why we hope MALIN+GOETZ, a New York-based apothecary turned darling of anyone willing to spend more than $10 on grooming supplies, set in motion the next wave of B.O.-killers with its eucalyptus deodorant stick.
We’ve mentioned the eucalyptus stick before since it’s one of the best natural deodorant options on the market (albeit, not the industrial-level stuff some guys might need). It’s alcohol- and aluminum-free, goes on clear with a ball roller, and smells like a freshly cleaned Equinox. But where it wins for anyone who travels, whether to the Sierras or the squat rack, is the size: It comes in a regular, 2.6-ounce stick, but also a 1-oz. cylinder that’s a little bigger than a D battery.
Deodorant sticks tend to be the bane of Dopp kits everywhere for their clumsy, unavoidably large size. But this thing is a godsend for anyone who needs every bit of space in their bag. Just make sure you buy two — because your partner, man or woman, is going to steal at least one of them.