My new deodorant doesn't come in travel size but a 3.4oz. It's a clear gel in the common deodorant container with holes at the top. Now is taking this through security at any airport going to be problem? If so, how do you all take your deodorants? Never really thought about this situation before.

  • 1
    In fact, the prohibition/limits are about “liquids, aeorosols and gels” (cf. e.g. EU rules). Also, I don't use deodorant at all. – Relaxed Mar 2 '15 at 14:32

Yes, of course it counts as "liquids". But 3.4oz (per product) is actually the limit of what you can take in carry-on baggage. So put it in a zip-top bag, place that one separately when you're at the security screening, and you're fine.

Personally, I don't want to bother with all that and instead take a small stick-type solid deodorant in my carry-on.

  • Mine is in a stick type container but I need to need to use a specific brand which is gel. Their solid white one sucks. I thought 3oz was the limit. So 3.4 oz is okay? – verve Mar 2 '15 at 14:46
  • @verve: it's often called the "3-1-1 rule" for simplicity's sake, but the actual limit is 100 mililiters (even from the USA's TSA, I'll add a link), which is 3.4 ounces. – Michael Borgwardt Mar 2 '15 at 14:58
  • I really miss things too often. Lol. Need a new brain. – verve Mar 2 '15 at 16:07
  • You too should enroll in the March answerathon. Come on Travel Meta to see what it's about. – JoErNanO Mar 2 '15 at 17:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.