The Scrubba Blog

Same Great Bag, One New Twist

by Sam Stephens |

Since the launch of the Scrubba wash bag on crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, back in 2012, we’ve helped nearly 100,000 travellers, backpackers, campers, and hikers travel clean, light and free. Portable, environmentally-conscious, and highly durable, our wash bag is the best solution to the problem of doing laundry on the go, and now we’ve made it even better! You’ve spoken, we’ve listened, and the new Scrubba twist-valve wash bag is finally here!

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Why update?

For the last few years, we’ve received feedback indicating that our wash bag could be even easier to use if we updated our squeeze valves:

 

Blog 70-130:

When folding down the top of the bag I have to squeeze out the air manually as I go. Not a big deal, and I barely noticed it after a couple loads, but it sucked anyway.

Peak Mountaineering blog:

The only thing I think of that could be improved would be the air release valve (which is of the type you find on beach balls and similar inflatables).  It is small, a bit fiddly to operate (particularly when your hands are wet and soapy) and generally feels like it could be a bit of a weak point on the bag.  Having said that, the bag has held up to regular use over several weeks by a group of 14 without any problem so it should serve you well - I just feel like it should be possible to add some sort of more durable press release valve.

Gear Diary Blog:

What Needs Improvement: The “air valve” should be a bit larger as it seems not enough air came out of the bag itself.

 

As part of our eternal quest to make journeys of all shapes and sizes easier, we started compiling this feedback in order to develop an even more durable, less fiddly valve that would help to streamline the laundry process from start to finish. After all, the entire philosophy behind the Scrubba wash bag is one of freedom, our ultimate goal being to help people from all walks of life, on all kinds of journeys, shed their baggage. We absolutely refuse to let anything reduce the impact of this message, so we’ve spent the last year designing and testing a new valve to overcome the weaknesses of the former squeeze mechanism.  

The new twist valve:

We’re confident that our new twist valve makes washing your clothes in the Scrubba wash bag even easier! Simply add clothes, water, and detergent, roll and clip the ends of the bag together, and then twist open the valve to release any excess air before rubbing the clothes against the internal washboard for 30 seconds – 3 minutes.

Our new valve is super lightweight and easy to twist open and closed, eliminating the need to manually and forcefully push air from a sometimes stiff, inflexible mechanism that can become slippery and fiddly, especially when wet. A sleek blue that matches the wash bag’s revised colour scheme, our new valve is not only more effective and practical, but also better suits the overall aesthetic of the wash bag, fulfilling the high standards that we demand from all of our products. We're pleased to announce that our new twist-valve wash bag will be superseding the old squeeze valve model, meaning that all "2017" wash bags purchased from our online store will carry the update*. 

We’re proud to continue evolving our products in accordance with our supporters' needs, and will continue to innovate in the future to ensure that the Scrubba wash bag remains the easiest to use, most practical washing solution available to travellers.

The Scrubba twist-valve is here, and now you can travel even cleaner, lighter, and freer.

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* This excludes the Scrubba W Pack. 

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