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    I'm in the market for a travel brush. I really like the Thater I have now and I'm sure one of their travel brushes would be great, but I'm also kind of intrigued by the Simpson. Anybody have any ideas? Maybe something I haven't considered?
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    I'll be watching this thread closely. I am kind of sold on the Thater myself - if only because Lynn swears by it.

    There is one other alternative though that you may not have thought of - some gents on this site are artisans and I am sure they would be willing to make one for you.
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    I've been wanting a Wee Scott to use as a travel brush but I was traveling this summer and stumbled in to a L'Occitane and couldn't resist their travel brush. It fit the bill and I didn't have a brush with me.
    It tends to eat a little bit of my lather BUT the performance is only a little below my Thäter Two band. It lathers well. It is soft but not floppy and it stands my coarse beard up for a good shave. I am very impressed with it.
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    Well, any brush can be used for travel with some ingenuity as far as what to store it in. As long as it is a smaller one anything would work. Of course the major makers make special models for travel. For now and then travel I'd just get a small basic brush.
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    I've used this Vulfix Travel brush in Super Badger as both my main brush and travel brush for many years. It's of a small-medium size and the super badger eats up tubed creams. I typically pack this brush and whichever tube is almost empty. Vulfix also makes a Pure Badger version that's probably better for hard English-style soap, but I use a Wee Scot when I travel with a puck. You can find these all over the US for under $50.

    I'm pretty sure that Vulfix rebrands the same brush for other companies, so try not to go nuts comparing it to others.

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    I have a travel brush like this one Travel Silvertip Shaving Brush - Black . I like the brush itself but find the case it screws into just too bulky and clunky. I do not like using the storage tube for a handle for this reason.

    I would just get a small brush with your choice of hair and either find an appropriate container at a craft store or use a prescription bottle. If you want it all in one, just get a brush like the Progress Vulfix linked to that comes with a container.

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    A dedicated travel brush is a terrific piece of kit. Have you considered a vintage travel brush with a modern knot? It could probably be had for a fraction of the cost of a modern travel brush.
    I tend to travel with a inexpensive boar brush, though. It dries quickly and would be no big deal if lost or misplaced.
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    Give me until tomorrow and I can give an opinion on the Simpson Travel brush. I will be on the road all day today so I will be shaving tomorrow.
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    What exactally is a travel brush?? I just take a regular brush when I travel.
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    I got a wee scot and a travel tube from simpson.I had to put a cotton ball in the tube so the brush stayed snug and didn't rattle around,but it works great. Love those wee scots !
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