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The SuperTin Travel Set is perfect for travelling with bars. No more liquids in your luggage, no spillage, no heavy weights. Just one tin, two light Block Docks and whatever you like for your bars

SuperTin Travel Set

Regular price $95

Isn't it time there was an easy solution for travelling with bars? YES, YES and YES!

No more carting liquids about or worse having to use those terrible tiny plastic bottles of funky junky stuff in hotel rooms. Now you can easily take your favourite bars on the road - as a special set for the purpose or just load up what you're using at home! 

The SuperTin Travel Set comes with the following:

  • 1 X SuperTin with secure closing clips so there's no accidental lid popping
  • 2 X Teal* light-as-a-feather Block Docks with suction cups
  • 2 X Sample-sized bars (these will change with our available bars at time of order)
  • 1 X Small cloth for wrapping (if you pack in a hurry and need to address any last moisture) and washing/wiping whatever you like!

All together this set weighs around 420g.

The weight will change depending on the bars you choose to pack in the SuperTin. It's a tight fit for one Ethique hair bar with one Ethique body bar, but if you have two Ethique hair bars you'll find there's space to add in Ethique face bars too. 

If you're a nomad, you're probably going to go the full bars route, but if your adventure is short, the easiest way to make all you use fit is to cut your bars to the sizes you'll need for the journey. I use a cheese cutter and it works a treat!

If you're settled in one place for a bit and your Block Docks and bars are in situ, the SuperTin is handy to take around and about for snacks and the like. If you want your name or anything sticky labelled on the SuperTin let me know what and where in the notes when you purchase. 

*the Travel Set has Teal Block Docks because these will be the most noticeable when you're packing your bags and I don't want you to leave them behind. If you would rather have Block Docks in another colour, let me know to make a swap when you checkout.

Ready, Set, Go! Travelling near or far just got better with bars!

#giveupthebottle #raiseallyourbars

  • How to Get the Best From Your Block Dock & Bars (DEFO read)

    We are committed to long life, low waste solutions. The Block Dock Vertical Soap Dish as an evergreen solution made in 304 stainless steel or in powdercoated aluminium (depending which one you choose). It's designed for bathroom conditions and will stay in tip top condition if you wipe it clean from time to time (by finger or cloth, it's your choice) and dry it off completely on occasion.

    The stainless steel Block Docks are dishwasher safe (sans suction cup). Better to keep the Aluminium out of the dishwasher though - it's not designed for in there. Both Block Docks are 100% recyclable at end of life, though not the suction cup sadly.  

    The Suction Cup

    While the Block Dock can stand upright on any flat surface, it does its best work when side mounted on non-textured walls with its suction cup. Ready to attach the Block Dock? You need to know this:

    It WILL adhere to glass, acrylic, vitreous china, steel, most smooth tiles, and mirror.

    It will NOT adhere to textured tiles, paint etc because the suction cup cannot form the vacuum it needs to work. If your glass has been coated with water stain protectant, it's not likely to suction to that either.

    Each Block Dock is shipped with one 52mm pvc suction cup. Wipe the surface you intend to adhere the Block Dock to*. Wet the back and press hard where you want it. When you want to change the location just lift the small tag and the suction will break. 

    *For some surfaces you'll be best to use isopropyl alcohol on the wall surface and the back of the suction cup. Pop the suction cup up by itself and leave it overnight. Then slot the Block Dock onto it the next day through the keyhole. After you know it will stay, add your bar and you're away laughing. 

    If your surface won't suction (e.g. textured tiles, paint) then try a 3M wet/dry strip available at Storage Box or a hardware store, or if your surface allows it, a suitably sized flat head screw.  The surface needs to be flat/non-textured or the suction cup won't be able to form the vacuum it needs to adhere and stay strong. The most recently made Block Docks have some additional multipurpose holes in the back - for screws, for threading a cable tie, stainless wire, ribbon or whatever you have through so you can tie it to your shower rail or some other fixture in the event the suction cup just won't work for you. I've also had success hanging it from the hook on my shower curtain!

    To remove the suction cup just lift the small tag on the edge to break the vacuum.

    If you have a Shower Dome, you'll want to give your bars some time outside the shower to harden. Constant moisture is an enemy of bars and the shower dome environment can be brutal. Your Block Docks will adhere to the outside of your shower though, and I'd recommend you grab an extra suction cup to put in your external storage location and just move the Block Dock and bar to that place now and again to give your bar a chance to resolidify.

    Block Dock Placement

    Water is the mortal enemy of soap. So, to make sure your bar lasts and lasts, pick a location to suction your Block Dock which is outside the direct water spray. For example, above and to the side of the shower head - but still reachable. Where you can, wet yourself then use your dry bar straight from the Block Dock. It doesn't need extra time under water. Pop it back in your Dock to drain.

    In basins and sinks find a spot inside the bowl at the back near the faucet but not in direct line of the water. This placement keeps your surfaces clear and makes washing your hands clean and simple.    

    We appreciate your efforts to reduce plastic waste and wish you happy times with your Block Dock and bars.

     

  • Shipping & Packaging

    FREE NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA SHIPPING FOR ORDERS $120 AND OVER

     Kia ora

    We have a few shipping options for you to choose from at checkout and have kept prices as low as possible. 

    We ship throughout NZ and Australia. 

    We recently added shipping options for orders up to NZ$250 for USA, Canada, UK and France. We have tracked and not tracked options. Neither include local customs fees if any (buyer's responsibiity) and are sent at the buyer's risk.

    If you are from beyond those shores, email me and I'll will work out the price for your destination if it's possible.

    These are the prices for everyday-sized orders:

    Courier Post Tracked - Urban $5.00 

    Courier Post Tracked - Rural Delivery $8.90

    We offer free New Zealand and Australia shipping for orders $120 and over 

    Australia (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked) $10.00

    Australia (NZ Post Courier Tracked) $30.00

    USA, Canada, UK, France (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked, order value up to $250NZD, sent at buyer's risk and local customs fees if any are buyer's responsibility) $30.00

    USA, Canada, UK, France (NZ Post Courier Tracked, order value up to $250NZD, sent at buyer's risk and local customs fees if any are buyer's responsibility) $65.00

    If you have a greater than household sized order planned or for some reason you need a different arrangement contact me clare@theblockdock.co.nz  before placing your order. 

    OUR PACKAGING

    Like the product, its packaging is simple and sensible.

    After the Stainless Steel Block Docks arrive South from our New Zealand manufacturer I engage the services of the crew at Southland disAbility Enterprises to make their final preparations for sale. The team do a great job, and I really love being able to support them in my own small way. Very occasionally something might go awry. In that instance just drop me a note and I'll sort it. Each Stainless Steel Block Dock gets matched with a suction cup, wrapped in paper and packed in an embossed kraft box (no printing).

    Aluminium Block Docks (the coloured ones) come in the box with a suction cup, wrapped in tissue until Christmas and after that they'll be packed nude. The wrapping has no real duty since they have a very hard-wearing surface and won't scratch each other if there's two in a box. In the interests of not making waste (even if actually biodegradable), I'll be ditching the individual wrap for these ones. If it honestly matters to you then drop me a note in your order and I'll wrap it before popping in the box. For me, nude is the new black wherever it can be!

    The Block Dock box is designed to cope with some moisture so you can use it as storage for quick trips if you like (bearing in mind it won't stand up to those rigours forever).

    Where I can I'll usually fit two Block Docks in one box but if you particularly want one per box please let me know in your order or by email. Through November - December I'll automatically do one per box (except for the Duos). So you can add your gift tag and your wrapping is done!

    The Block Dock box(es) then go in a certified home compostable trackpak sized to suit. Our labels aren't yet compostable unfortunately - so they need to be cut from the trackpak before composting it. 

    Only your products will be in your shipment. All other information is on the website and you are welcome to email us with questions and feedback. Your order will be confirmed by email and its shipping info will be notified (tracked in NZ but not in standard shipping for Australia). 

    Our supporting information is easily accessed online so please check it out - before and again after you buy if you need to.

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    Please message or email us with feedback or questions. All is welcomed.

    Because I live in a small rural town, in the beautiful 'Riviera of the South' in New Zealand, it can take a little longer for shipping to get underway. I'll do my best but I can't guarantee arrival times. Over summer I'll be dispatching from Nelson, New Zealand. I use NZ Post services because they are 100% New Zealand owned, but I won't use their bags until they go home-compostable!

    Australian cousins, sometimes your local AusPost likes to hold on to your parcel for no known reason. If 10 working days passes since your shipping notifcation, it pays to pop in or call and ask them if they have it. It's fair to say that the NZPost/AusPost Combo is no Speedy Gonzales, so I ask for your understanding upfront.

    Over the busy season of Christmas, things will only get slower so please, please sort your Christmas shopping in November. December will be a gamble for us all and I'm powerless to guarantee anything!

    Thank you for using bars and ordrering Block Docks to store them. I'd love to see your review on our website and a pic of your Block Dock on location. Please send one here when you're ready.

    Be well, 

    Clare 

     

     

     

     

     

Customer Reviews

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Great idea!

I purchased the Super tin travel set as my first ever try of the joys shampoo bars and Block Docks... and have not been disappointed! The two Block Docks are cute and are working well, keeping the bars extra dry between uses... I haven't started on the two shampoo bars that came with it yet, as I also bought the sets of samples bars, so am trying those out first. Those little shampoo bars are lasting for ages, so it will be a while before I get on to the ones that come with this set. Awesome value for money! I'm going on a motorbike holiday this coming weekend, so will be using the travel tin for the first time.

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J.P.
Great for travelling and for home

I travel most weeks for work and often end up with wet, slimey shampoo / conditioner bars. I’ve been using the block dock travel set for two weeks now & it’s fab! The docks mean my bars dry out, the teal colour & empty tin help me remember to pack them again (previously I have left bars behind). When I did have to pack a still damp bar the cloth in the tin prevented mush

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Great idea!

I purchased the Super tin travel set as my first ever try of the joys shampoo bars and Block Docks... and have not been disappointed! The two Block Docks are cute and are working well, keeping the bars extra dry between uses... I haven't started on the two shampoo bars that came with it yet, as I also bought the sets of samples bars, so am trying those out first. Those little shampoo bars are lasting for ages, so it will be a while before I get on to the ones that come with this set. Awesome value for money! I'm going on a motorbike holiday this coming weekend, so will be using the travel tin for the first time.

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J.P.
Great for travelling and for home

I travel most weeks for work and often end up with wet, slimey shampoo / conditioner bars. I’ve been using the block dock travel set for two weeks now & it’s fab! The docks mean my bars dry out, the teal colour & empty tin help me remember to pack them again (previously I have left bars behind). When I did have to pack a still damp bar the cloth in the tin prevented mush

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Great product

I'm really pleased with my Block Dock. It attaches easily to my shower and works perfectly to keep my body wash bar in good condition. The design allows the bar to 'dry" properly between uses so I'm not wasting product. No more plastic bottles of body wash. I also bought socks for my daughters to include in their Christmas presents they are both aiming for zero plastic and I know will be very happy with the Block Dock. Love the fact its locally made keep up the good work.

Love it!

Saw the Block Dock in YH&G mag and thought it was a great idea - loved the fact it was locally made. Am about to buy another for Xmas gift!

Neat and tidy

Now that we are using shampoo bars and soap bars only, we don’t need that clunky shower caddy!
The block dock delivers as promised - it looks good, hardly takes up any space, keeps the shampoo/soap bars from washing away quickly, and stays clean. Plus, you’ve gotta love it when you position a suction cup and it stays in place!
I bought 5 - for my shampoo and conditioner, my partner’s shampoo, our face soap, and our body soap.
Highly recommend.

Sibling peace

No more squabbles over the state of the soap or having to share.

Space Saver

I really like my new block docks in the shower. They keep my soaps tidy and dry. I will be ordering more for my second bathroom.