Shower caddies are the unsung hero of successful men that want to get a more efficient and quality daily shower.
By allowing for both ample storage and unfettered access to your essential grooming tools, you can concentrate on getting yourself to look and feel your absolute best without having to worry about juggling your products with soapy hands.
A high-quality shower caddy should provide you not only with plenty of storage for your grooming products, but also feature a design that is built to last – such as the simplehuman adjustable shower caddy that we found for you.
To help you find the best shower caddy for your lifestyle and shower stall, be sure to check out our buying guide after the list.
The Best Shower Caddies
|Rank||Shower Caddy||Best For|
|1||simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy||High End|
|2||OXO Good Grips Aluminum Shower Caddy||Aluminum|
|3||Gecko-Loc Heavy Duty Suction Cup Shower Caddy||Suction Cups|
|4||InterDesign Over Door Shower Caddy||Over the Door|
|5||InterDesign York Lyra Shower Caddy||No Rust|
|6||mDesign Swing Bathroom Shower Caddy||Shampoo Holder|
|7||Quick Dry Hanging Shower Caddy Basket||Basket|
|8||Zenna Tension Corner Pole Caddy||Tension Rod|
|9||Zenna Home Expanding Shower Caddy||Stainless Steel|
|10||Flowmist 2 Tiers Corner Shower Caddy||Corner|
|11||KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket||Wall Mounted|
The simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy is quite possibly the best high-end shower caddy ever made.
When comparing this shower caddy to others, the details count. First and foremost, the hook shower caddy isn’t just a piece of plastic that rests on the top of the shower pipe coming from your wall. Instead, simplehuman smartly made a hook that ensures it never slides down.
While just about every other caddy on the market features stationary shelves, this caddy allows you to slide them up/down and sideways. With this option, you can easily offset the shelves so you can fit all of your shampoo bottles for optimal storage space.
Simplehuman makes this shower caddy in four different varieties: over door, plus, standard, and XL.
The shower caddy is backed by a 5-year warranty and is made from stainless steel – making it completely rust-proof.
Best For: High-end option that offers customization, and quality craftsmanship.
OXO is one of the most respected brands for bath products on the market today. Their products just simply work thanks to the high level of craftsmanship.
What makes this shower caddy special is that it is crafted from rust-proof anodized aluminum. This provides the shower caddy with a lightweight frame that is easy to mount.
Featuring two large bins and one smaller soap shelf, it has a minimalist design aesthetic that won’t look like an eyesore in your shower stall.
Unlike every other shower caddy with a metal mesh that the shampoo or soap rests on, this shower organizer relies on plastic. While normally we would be put off by this design choice, OXO smartly made the plastic tray removable so you can toss it into the dishwasher and clean it regularly.
Additionally, the soap dish has a razor holder for convenience and easy access.
Best For: A lightweight anodized aluminum frame is easy for anyone to maintain.
Normally we wouldn’t heavily recommend a shower caddy that relies on suction cups to stay affixed on the bathroom wall, however, this option by Gecko-Loc got our attention.
If you are in a tiny NYC apartment, or simply in a situation where the shower stall is incredibly small and every inch counts, then this shower caddy can make a great option for you.
Featuring just a single shelf, you should be able to store just the essentials on this caddy.
The single shelf is 15” wide by 4.3” deep allowing for storage of sizeable shampoo and conditioner bottles.
With its suction cup design, it must be affixed to a non-porous surface. If you have natural stone or small tiles with several grout lines, the suction cups won’t be able to stick to the surface safely.
Crafted from stainless steel, the metal wire will never rust after prolonged use.
Gecko-Loc makes this suction cup shower caddy available in several different colors including black bronze and silver.
Additionally, you can also purchase this shower caddy in several mounting varieties including combo (shampoo + bar soap), corner, deep, and wide.
Best For: A suction cup shower caddy that can fit into small shower stalls.
Among the highest peer-reviewed shower caddies is this over the door option from InterDesign.
Featuring two hooks that will slide over most shower stall doors, you will never have to worry about this shower caddy tipping by becoming too heavy on one side.
Coming in several finishes including bronze, matte black, pearl satin, and satin you should be able to find one that matches the design taste of you and your bathroom.
With its two oversized shelves, you will be able to fit just about all your grooming supplies
If there was one downfall about this shower caddy though, it simply boils down to the lack of a dedicated soap tray. While your bar soap can rest at the bottom of one of the two bins, a dedicated tray would have been nice.
On the other hand, the inclusion of the three razor hooks is a standout feature. This will allow you to not only store your razors but also hang your washcloth or loofah.
Best For: Over-the-door storage is great for stand-up shower stalls.
This hanging shower caddy by InterDesign is by and far one of the most popular shower caddies on the market…and it’s easy to see why.
By relying on stainless steel, this shower caddy won’t rust and should last you for years before it will need to be replaced.
Beyond the value, this shower organizer is also very well made.
Featuring two oversized shelves, you should be able to comfortably fit in your most popular grooming products.
The streamlined soap shelf will make it easy for you to grab your favorite bar of soap to lather up while in the shower. The soap shelf itself, like the rest of the caddy, is constructed from metal and features a checkered design ensuring that your soap not only lasts longer (since it doesn’t rest in a pool of water between showers) but will make it easy to take out with wet hands. The checkered design will ensure that the soap never slips through the cracks as the bar gets smaller.
The two razor hooks are great if you share the shower with another, or prefer to use one razor on your face and another on the rest of your body.
In addition to the two razor hooks, this shower caddy also has two oversized hooks for holding your loofah or washcloth.
Lastly, this hanging caddy is available in several different colors to match your bathroom decor.
Best For: Stainless steel frame ensures it will never rust.
This oversized shower caddy is perfect if you have enormous shampoo and conditioner bottles. With its two shelves that hang off to either side of the shower head, the ceiling is the limit for your bottles – literally.
On the bottom of these shampoo trays are two holes where you can store your nearly empty shampoo bottles upside down – making it easy to quickly use up the remaining shampoo without having to shake vigorously.
The center shelf will be perfect for body or face wash bottles. Made from steel, that is specially coated, it will be rust-resistant.
With its oversized neck, the shower caddy should have no problem making it around wide rainfall shower heads as well.
Two razor hooks are available at the bottom of the shower caddy accompanied by a single bar. The bar itself is washcloth friendly, however, if you use a loofah, you must share a hook with a razor.
Best For: All size shampoo bottles. The hole inserts to rest bottles upside down is well throughout.
The Quick Dry Hanging Shower Caddy Basket is one of the best shower caddies for college and dorm living. With the 8 compartments, you should be able to find a space for just about any of your grooming solutions when walking to and from the shower stall.
With its mesh polyester design, you can safely wash this shower caddy regularly to remove mold and mildew buildup.
At only 8oz in weight, this shower caddy is perfect for travel – making it a great companion for gym, beach, or spa use.
The shoulder strap for this caddy will make transportation of your grooming gear even easier allowing you to keep your hands free in order to carry your towel, change of clothes, etc.
Best For: Simple organization of all your grooming supplies when at a dorm, gym, or beach.
The Zenna Home is a tension bar shower caddy that can fit an enormous amount of grooming supplies. Geared towards those with large families and need the extra space, this shower caddy features 4 shelves for ample storage – with the bottom shelf featuring a deep basket design for oversized body wash or shampoo bottles.
Coming in a satin nickel finish, it will feel soft to the touch while also offering a rust-resistant finish. Adjustable for up to 8ft ceilings, this caddy should fit most bathtubs.
An important note is that this corner shower caddy also includes two built-in razor hooks for his and her storage.
This corner shower caddy is aggressively priced making it a perfect fit for those men with a restricted budget.
Best For: Men looking for extra storage with a corner shower caddy.
Somewhat like the mDesign Swing Bathroom Shower Caddy, this shower caddy by Zenna Home is great for individual bottle storage without feeling too overly cluttered.
With four individual compartments, it will be perfect for those who share the shower with a significant other.
Crafted from stainless steel, it is naturally rust-resistant and should serve you well for several years.
One notable feature absent from this shower caddy is the lack of any soap tray. Therefore, this shower caddy may be best if you only use a body wash. This caddy does offer two razor hooks along with two metal bars that can hold either a washcloth or loofah – or both!
Best For: Men that want a rust-resistant stainless steel frame that will last for years.
With two contained shelves, this 14″ x 11.4″ x 6.7″, is the perfect little corner shower caddy that you can tuck away in your shower stall.
Made from a lightweight and durable aluminum frame, it will be easy to mount with the adhesive suction cups.
While some assembly is required when it comes to putting together this shower caddy, one subtle feature that we think you will enjoy are the curved shelves. Allowing for additional storage, you can expect each shelf to hold about 6 moderately-sized bottles.
We think this shower caddy is also best if you rely on a body wash rather than bar soap as there is no dedicated soap tray.
Best For: Adequate storage, an ‘out-of-the-way’ corner shower caddy design.
Able to be mouthed to any shower wall thanks to the transparent and traceless adhesive, the KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket is best for those that want a permanent and slick-looking bathroom setup.
Given that this is affixed with an adhesive strip, you will want to make sure that this organizer is hung straight – so make sure that you have a level handy prior to applying.
Once hung, you will love the large and deep organizational compartment that should have no problem holding all of your grooming supplies. Secondly, there are four hooks that rest off of the ledge that can be reconfigured so you can hold your favorite razor or washcloth.
Crafted from 304 stainless steel, this caddy will resist rust for several years.
Best For: Those that want to increase shower space through a wall-mounted shower caddy.
Shower Caddy Buying Guide
Types of Shower Caddies
As we previously eluded, shower caddies come in a multitude of design choices. Here are the more common ones that you will find on the market when browsing online retailers:
Hanging Shower Caddy
By and far the most popular of any shower caddy design will be the type that hangs over the standard .5” pipe that your shower head connects to.
The largest advantage of this caddy design is that it’s easy to remove when you clean out your shower while also being extremely easy to grab your bar of soap, shampoo, conditioner, or even favorite razor from the rack.
Another huge benefit that comes with a hanging shower caddy is that it’s largely resistant to mold buildup. Since it’s not resting on a flat surface, water is easily able to drip off the wires (if metal) before any unsightly listeria or black mold and mildew begin to form.
A large caveat to the hanging shower caddies has to do with their position in the shower. Being that this is resting directly under the shower head, depending on your water pressure, the water flow may be impeded if the caddy is fairly large. Therefore, we highly recommend those with weak water pressure also invest in a high-pressure shower head to remedy this situation.
In addition, if you use a handheld shower head, hanging shower caddies may obstruct the hose – if this is the case, then we recommend checking out those that hang from your shower door.
Tension Corner Pole Caddy
Another popular option in the market is the tension rod shower caddy that rests in the corner of your bathtub.
Limited only to bathtub molds (i.e. not shower stalls), tension rod shower caddies will rest on the corner of your bathtub and are held in place by a tension bar, much like your shower curtain rod, and will have several shelves affixed to the pole.
Tension poles are great for extra storage, especially if you have a bathroom that is used by more than 3 or 4 people.
A large downfall to tension rods though is their susceptibility to rust. Being that its held in place in a corner of the bathtub, sedentary water that is resting on the ledge of the bathtub will often break down the metal composition on the bottom of the pole leading to regular replacement – even if it has rubber feet.
Suction Cup Caddy Shelf
Largely reserved for two bottles of your favorite shampoo and conditioner, suction cup caddies are great for single people.
With their simple design, they are incredibly small and compact and should be able to fit into the smallest of shower stalls.
A common complaint among users of the suction cup caddy shelf will be around its longevity. As we highlighted several times in our fogless mirror roundup, suction cups just simply will deteriorate over time.
Even if a company markets its suction cups as being ‘heavy-duty’, the natural chlorine and minerals found in your water coupled with soap scum and general mildew and mold will break down the integrity of the plastic.
Like the tension bar outlined above, suction cup caddies will need to be replaced on a regular basis (i.e. appx. 9 months).
Also with suction cup caddies, they will only work on flat surfaces – natural stone and grout lines are out of the question.
Shower Caddies For College, Dorm, Gym
When you find yourself in a situation where you must share the shower stall with several others such as dorm living or your local gym, there are caddies that are made for this occasion.
Usually constructed of a fine mesh or plastic shell, portable shower caddies are great for light/occasional use while keeping all your grooming equipment in check.
While most of these types of shower caddies market themselves as ‘quick-drying’, we do recommend that they aren’t used in a home in lieu of a hanging or tension bar caddy. Since it’s still made from a porous material (typically polyester), overexposure of water may lead to pockets of bacteria.
These bacteria could cause irritation, especially if your razor is exposed to them before shaving.
Over The Door Caddy
Much like the shower caddy that hangs from your shower head, you have the over-the-door counterpart.
This type of shower caddy will typically last the longest as its exposure to the water will be minimal.
However, as long-lasting as these types of shower caddies might be, they will only work on shower stalls that have an actual door. Therefore, if you, like most people, shower in a bathtub/shower combo, this caddy will simply not work for you as it will block the shower curtain from closing completely.
A key advantage of this shower caddy is that they usually rely on two hooks. Therefore, if one side of the caddy is weighed down, you shouldn’t have to worry about the entire caddy tipping and subsequently spilling your grooming gear to the floor mid-shower.
Coatings And Materials To Be Aware of When Selecting The Best Shower Caddy For You
Shower caddies largely are made of three primary materials: metal, plastic, and polyester.
Here are a few key points on each of the materials that you should be aware of:
Metal Shower Caddies
When searching on retailers like Amazon and Wal-Mart for the best shower caddy, you will nearly always find that they are constructed from metal.
The reason for this is that they will be the least susceptible to mold buildup along with being the most durable for long-term use.
However, even the best shower caddies on the market will fail with time. The reason for this is that the welding points along the frame are always going to be the first areas to show signs of rust.
Even if it’s coated in a rust-resistant spray or manufacturer-applied coating, it’s inevitable that it will rust at some point in its lifetime.
However, with that being said, solid metal caddies will be the best to invest in for your shower.
We do want to caution folks on selecting chrome-plated shower caddies. Much like your favorite safety razor, chrome-plated caddies will have steel, or in some cases hollow frame.
Once the chrome plate is cracked, rust will begin to form almost immediately.
Therefore, when possible, we recommend that you invest in a stainless-steel frame for optimal performance.
Plastic Frame Shower Caddies
While typically the most affordable of all the shower caddies, plastic caddies are incredibly lightweight and perfect for those who are a bit older.
Installation of plastic caddies will usually be effortless and often come with either a hanging option or one that can rest in the corner (not a tension bar).
However, given their low price point along with their flat surfaces, plastic caddies are a cesspool of bacteria when it comes to entering your bathroom.
Of all the materials, this is one that is geared for short-term situations or for those who are on a shoestring budget.
The only other scenario where plastic caddies make the most sense is if you bathe regularly as opposed to showering and water will never be exposed to the surface or deep pockets.
As we eluded to earlier, these types of caddies are perfect for the gym or dorm room living. Their portability is what makes them so incredibly useful.
In addition to portability, mesh caddies can be washed regularly to ensure that they don’t get too gross with continued use.
Will All Your Products Fit On The Shower Caddy?
There is no worse feeling than ordering a brand new shower caddy, installing it, and then finding out that it can only fit a bar of soap and that your favorite shampoo and conditioner cannot even fit on the shelves.
Or worse, if you like to shave regularly, find out there are no razor hooks making it a major pain in the neck to balance your razor between the metal bars so it doesn’t fall through.
Here is a list of common products that men use in the shower that you should consider when deciding on a shower caddy for you:
- Bar of Soap
- Beard Wash
- Body Wash
- Cartridge Razor
- Face Wash
- Safety Razor
- Shave Brush
- Shave Cream
- Shave Soap
Shower Caddy Frequently Asked Questions
During our research, we found the simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy, OXO Good Grips Aluminum Shower Caddy, and Gecko-Loc Heavy Duty Suction Cup Shower Caddy to be among the best shower caddies currently available.
Your shower caddy will keep falling if it is either poorly designed or are overloaded with too much weight. In order to prevent damage or accidental injury, you should consider a larger bathroom caddy or one that can be easily adjusted, such as the simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy to hold all your grooming supplies.
Most showerheads are affixed to a large gauge stainless steel pipe. In most cases, hanging an organizer over this pipe won’t be an issue. If you are planning on hanging a lot of weight from your shower head pipe, then you may want to consider corner shower caddies and tension pole caddies such as the Zenna Tension Corner Pole Caddy we reviewed.
In most instances, you can easily put all your essential grooming supplies into your shower caddy which includes the following:
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Shawn Burns is the founder and senior editor of Tools of Men. He started this site with the goal of teaching men proper grooming habits and sensible style. Shawn’s expertise includes in-depth product reviews and how-to articles. Shawn was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise.