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Refillable Toothpaste Tubes

Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

€46,-
I've seen those on the Matador site before. I think that they would work well for more standard trips, where you aren't as concerned about weight. On the Camino I would still need to buy more toothpaste when what I had in the refillable tube ran out. Then I would either have to buy a large size tube to refill the Matador tube (I suppose that I could leave the toothpaste that didn't fit into the refillable tube behind at an albergue), or I would have to throw it away. Or I would buy a new small tube of toothpaste and carry the now empty refillable tube home with me.
 
Down bag (90/10 duvet) of 700 fills with 180 g (6.34 ounces) of filling. Mummy-shaped structure, ideal when you are looking for lightness with great heating performance.

€149,-
This is a clever product: https://www.matadorequipment.com/collections/matador-products/products/refillable-toothpaste-tubes

They sell some other interesting products on their website that might be useful on a Camino.

Nice.
Funnily enough, I have a very small tube (store bought) of toothpaste about that size that I use whilst travelling for business.

It was empty!
Darn.........

I was heading to the airport with no chance to get another one.

So I took a regular sized tube, and the small tube, and held them together really tight, mouth to mouth as it were..........and squeezed the large tube.

Hey presto! The small tube filled up again :)
 
...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
I just use toothpaste tablets - weigh almost nothing and I use 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night. I put it in my mouth, chew with saliva and hardly need much water then rinse off!
 
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I just use toothpaste tablets - weight almost nothing and I use 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night. I put it in my mouth, chew with saliva and hardly need much water then rinse off!

Did you get these from Lush? I’ve tried them and like them very much - but I like the Lush toothpaste jelly even more. You only need a dab on your toothbrush, and the amount that fits in one of Lush’s small sample size containers lasts for months, even brushing two or three times a day. Weighs (moderately) less than even a dentist-size sample tube of toothpaste, too.


As for the Matador refillable toothpaste tubes - to each their own, I suppose. I like a few of their products but this wouldn’t be useful to me. Their Flat Pack Soap Bar case, however, is an essential bit of kit. I was skeptical about the price, but it’s paid for itself several times over by preserving and prolonging the life of the bar soap I like traveling with without any soggy mess. (Yes, I’m aware you can use a Ziploc bag to hold a bar of soap as well. But a Ziploc bag won’t allow a bar of soap to dry in your kit right out of the shower.)

 
Did you get these from Lush? I’ve tried them and like them very much - but I like the Lush toothpaste jelly even more. You only need a dab on your toothbrush, and the amount that fits in one of Lush’s small sample size containers lasts for months, even brushing two or three times a day. Weighs (moderately) less than even a dentist-size sample tube of toothpaste, too.


As for the Matador refillable toothpaste tubes - to each their own, I suppose. I like a few of their products but this wouldn’t be useful to me. Their Flat Pack Soap Bar case, however, is an essential bit of kit. I was skeptical about the price, but it’s paid for itself several times over by preserving and prolonging the life of the bar soap I like traveling with without any soggy mess. (Yes, I’m aware you can use a Ziploc bag to hold a bar of soap as well. But a Ziploc bag won’t allow a bar of soap to dry in your kit right out of the shower.)

I am Canadian and I got them from MEC - they come either in mint or charcoal flavors and I have seen them in a local specialty store too - The Refillery...
 
These refillable toothpaste tubes have been around for decades. I remember using them when backpacking in the seventies. Of course, we didn’t use them for toothpaste. We used them to carry - wait for it - peanut butter! A hiker’s best friend.
However, I just looked at the Matador site, which I had never heard of before. I really like some of their products! I’m intrigued by their bar soap holder, since I plan to use bar shampoo and bar conditioner next time.
Thanks for sharing the ideas!
 
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