The Scrubba wash bag has been included in Scouting Magazine's seven top gear items to give a scout or scouter this holiday season.
Here's what they said about the Scrubba wash bag:
"Laundry in the great outdoors … yes, it’s now a reality with this unique sanitizing product. The Scrubba is a roll-top dry bag with an internal scrubbing area to help work a smelly shirt clean. Add a piece of clothing, water and some soap. Then knead and scrub until your backwoods clothes are fresh again."
The guys at Realistic Preparedness (http://realisticpreparedness.com) have just posted their thorough review of the Scrubba wash bag. After extensive testing, they found the Scrubba wash bag to be a "really neat idea and a well thought out product" and mentioned that "with a little practice, it works surprisingly well". While you can check out their full review by clicking here, they do provide the following great extra tips for using the Scrubba wash bag:
"Using the Scrubba is pretty straightforward. The directions are printed on the side of the bag, in pictographic steps that would make IKEA proud. They break the process down into six steps: Fill, Roll & Clip, Deflate, Rub, Rinse and Dry. There are a few hints for each step which you learn after running a few loads that make things easier, though: 1. When filling the bag with water, aim to make the contents the consistency of a thick clothing soup. It is also a good idea as well to start with about a third of the amount of soap that you think that you’ll need. As for capacity, when the bag gets close to half full, it is time to run a load. 2. For the roll & clip step, squeeze as much of the air out of the bag as you can, before rolling the top five or six times and clipping it shut. 3. When deflating the Scrubba, squeeze the open valve on the sides and then press down on the bag with your other hand for the best effect. 4. The rub step seemed to work the best when pushing back and forth with long strokes at about two cycles a second. 5. Rinse is more effective if you take about five seconds to quickly squeeze the soapy water out of your clothes before adding the clean rinse water to the bag. 6. The clothes dry faster if you wring most of the water out before hanging them up to try. "
In 2012, the team at the Scrubba wash bag were challenged to prove that the Scrubba wash bag can allow you to pack and travel lighter and cleaner.
Not being a team that likes to back down from challenges we set to prove that the Scrubba wash bag could allow us to travel for 3 weeks in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with less than 3kg of luggage each, including our backpack and clothes on our back.
The following video shows how to pack light and travel clean:
We will be posting a detailed summary of what we packed in our next blog.
In the meantime, if you want to travel with less gear and less effort, buy a Scrubba wash bag now. Otherwise, the Scrubba wash bag makes a great gift or present for family or friends who are traveling for their holiday or vacation.
We recently came across this great review of the Scrubba wash bag from thisworldrocks.com and thought we would share a quote as it is a great example of why we developed the Scrubba wash bag in the first place:
"We are only carrying two carry-on sized backpacks for our extended trip, and it was evident from the start that a laundry solution was a critical issue for us. We first heard of the Scrubba Wash Bag by doing a Google search, and it looked perfect for us. We have been travelling with it the entire time, and have used it on almost every piece of clothing now. We have been very impressed by this product, and it has saved us a lot of money and trips to laundry mats. It requires a little bit of manual labor to wash the clothes, and the more you work, the cleaner the clothes get. The product is thin and slides into the very bottom of my backpack without taking up much space at all. So far, it is also much more durable than I expected, with no signs of wear at all. Highly recommend!"