I finally was able to fly Qatar Airways in business class, and better yet, in the innovative QSuites. I had a total of 4 legs on this trip, and on each I received the same Bric’s Amenity kit. Here is a review of the Qatar Airways Business Class Amenity Kit, from my flights in November 2021.
Qatar Airways provides amenity kits in premium cabins on most of their flights. I’ve seen some commentary saying there are different versions of this kit for long haul and regional flights, but I didn’t notice any difference. Each of my flights were in excess of 5 hours flight time, and given that 3 of them were at least partially overnight, I was offered pajamas on the 3 longest flights.
Welcome to another installment of our amenity kit review series. As in past reviews, I will be reviewing this amenity kit on a scale from 1 to 5 (being the best) and will rate it based on five categories:
- Bag/container: design, quality and reusability/collectibility of the bag.
- Product: quality, size and variety of the facial and body products.
- Comfort items: eye masks, ear plugs, etc.
- Miscellaneous: pens, tissues and everything else.
- Extras: additional items that make your flight just a tad more comfortable including pajamas, slippers, etc.
Qatar Airways Amenity Kit, 2021 version
Qatar started using this version of amenity kits back in 2017, here is a snippet from the press release:
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to reveal its new line of luxurious amenity kits for passengers in its First Class and Business Class cabins. Created by BRIC’s, the celebrity-favoured premier luxury travel brand, the new amenity kits will be distributed to passengers in First and Business Class on long-haul and ultra-long-haul flights.
The new collection of BRIC’s amenity kits includes designs and contents created for both male and female passengers and features all natural Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio skin care products. The range includes lip balm, hydrating facial mist and anti-ageing moisturiser in Business Class, with Night Recovery Cream included in the First Class kits. Socks, eyeshades and earplugs complete the range, with the addition of a BRIC’s signature spectacle pouch and hairbrush in First Class.
There is a card inside with a QR code for Bric’s and another card for the Castello Monte Vibiano skincare products. The skincare products are made in Italy, and are quite nice. The other items are pretty basic, as I will discuss in more detail below.
The faux-leather bags seem to come in a few colors and styles, although on my flights, the dark green color was the only thing I saw. An interior tag shows both a Bric’s and Qatar Airways logos. Only a single bag, with no dividers or pouches inside to separate items. The container is fine, seems to be well made, but not something I’d likely reuse. Score: 3
I’ve not heard of this brand before, but I’m no expert on Italian skincare products. I have to say the facial mist and city cream is quite nice. Lots of online sales for these items seeming to be taken out of amenity kits. To buy them directly, it is definitely not cheap. There is enough in each container to last some time, and in fact, I’ve started using this routinely at home, and seem like it will last a while. There is also a small tube of lip balm, which is fine, but I’d prefer to have a chapstick like tube, to avoid touching it before applying. Note that there is no toothbrush/toothpaste in this kit, nor are there shaving kits. These items are available in lavatories. Score: 4
These items are quite basic, and by no means luxury, not that it is really needed. Fully functional, but I consider these mostly one time/on board use only. The eyemask has. Qatar logo, and is comfortable enough, with an elastic strap adjustable with velcro. The socks are very basic polyester, similar to what is in most any kit. Score 3
As mentioned, dental and shaving kits are not part of the amenity kit, but are both available in the lavatories. Earplugs are included, which have a small plastic case. The earplugs themselves are 3M and decent quality. Score: 3
On flights that are at least partially overnight, pajamas are usually provided to business class passengers. I found these pretty nice for airline PJs, and I often wear them at home. I received size Large. It is big for me, the shirt is baggy, and the sleeves and pant legs are long, which is not always the case since I am tall. The pants are comfortable, but no pockets are a bit a of a miss. Slippers are fine…better than average for airline amenities, but nothing amazing. Score: 4.5
Final thoughts on the Qatar Airways Business Class Amenity kit
The kit bag is decent, and the skincare products are very nice. Pajamas are good. The other stuff is nothing special. By averaging the scores, I rate this kit 3.5
Have you tried out this Qatar Airways Amenity kit? Please let us know what you think.
I’m pretty geeky about these amenity kits, and always take them after flights. This means I have more than I need. For this reason, I make donations to a local shelter, where these items are really appreciated. If you have extras, I hope you do the same.
Other Amenity Kit Reviews
- Japan Airlines First Class
- ANA First Class
- British Airways First Class
- Virgin Atlantic Upper Class
- Qantas First Class
- Thai Airways First Class (Rimowa 2014)
- Japan Airlines Business Class
- Lufthansa First Class (Escada)
- Cathay Pacific Business Class (new Seventy-Eight Percent)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst (Cowshed Kit)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst
- American Airlines Transcon First Class (Reno Air Heritage Series)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst (new TEAM USA kit)
- Lufthansa Business Class (Bree)
- Etihad Business Class (LUXE)
- Qatar Airways Economy Class
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2016)
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2017)
- Austrian Airlines Business Class
- Delta One Domestic Tumi
- Air France La Premiére
- Qantas First Class Martin Grant
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2018)
- Lufthansa Business Class (Reisenthel 2018)
- Swiss Business Class (Victorinox 2018)
- American Airlines Business Class (This is Ground 2019)
- American Airlines Premium Economy (STATE 2019)
- Cathay Pacific First Class (Male 2019)
- American Airlines First Class (2019)
- United Polaris Business Class (2021)