The Scrubba Blog

A picture is worth more than 1000 words…

by Ashley Newland |

It’s worth safe drinking water for Khan and his school friends in Bangladesh!

The Scrubba wash bag team are donating up to $15,000 to charity: water to provide safe drinking water for up to 750 people in Bangladesh and you can help!

All you have to do is:

  1.     Take a photo of yourself using the Scrubba wash bag or holding it somewhere cool (maybe on your travels or somewhere near your home);
  2.     Post the photo on our Facebook page or send it to comps@thescrubba.com before June 26 2014 and we will donate $20 (that’s safe drinking water for one student)
  3.     Ask your friends to like the Scrubba wash bag Facebook page. For every new ‘like’, we will donate $1 towards the project.

 This is how easy it is to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to one child in need:

  

The project will provide an ongoing supply of clean and safe drinking water for around 750 people as well as training in water and sanitation hygiene. With 16% of people in Bangladesh lacking access to water and 42% lacking access to sanitation, this project will be vital to the school and nearby communities.

The Scrubba wash bag is the world's most portable washing machine and it has helped travelers all around the world travel lighter and cleaner.  It is the best way to wash clothes when camping, traveling or backpacking.  The Scrubba wash bag team are also committed to helping those in need, particularly those without access to one of the most basic human needs: clean drinking water and sanitation.

This campaign runs until 26 June 2014.  For each suitable photo received before this date, the Scrubba wash bag will donate $20.00 to charity: water towards this project.  For each new Facebook like (the campaign started at 19,849 likes), the Scrubba wash bag will donate $1.00.  By submitting a photo, the submitter confirms that they have the copyright to the photo and provides us with permission to use the photo on our website and social media. 

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Scrubba wash bag featured by Lonely Planet

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag, which is the world's first pocket-sized washing machine for travelers and campers, was recently featured by Lonely Planet.  The following is an excerpt from the feature:

"Sometimes on your travels you just want to quickly wash a few pairs of underwear and some t-shirts without going to the laundromat. The Scrubba Wash Bag (thescrubba.com) makes hand washing easier, with its built-in plastic washboard bumps. You put in some clothes with water and shampoo, agitate the bag and, in a few minutes, you have clean clothes without getting your hands wet. It can fit a few pairs of underwear and socks and some t-shirts in one wash, and folds to the size of a soft-drink can for easy transport."

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/weird-and-wonderful-travel-gadgets#ixzz2qEtxLzUG

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Top gifts for Scouts this season

by Ashley Newland |

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."

Click here to review their full list of great gifts for scouts or travelers.

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Extreme portability - The Scrubba wash bag - cool new video

by Ashley Newland |

Washing machines are great, but they aren't really portable. Take for instance a hike up a mountain. The washing machine weighs almost as much as you do. Even if you get it to the top, how are you going to power it? Enter the Scrubba wash bag, the world's first pocket-sized washing machine that you can take and use anywhere. Requiring no electricity and featuring a flexible internal washboard, a machine quality wash can be performed in minutes. Plus, being waterproof, it doubles as a dry bag. A must for every packing list, the Scrubba wash bag is available from thescrubba.com.

This cool new video shows how you can travel clean, light and free with the Scrubba wash bag:




The Scrubba wash bag is the new way how to wash clothes when camping, backpacking or traveling.  It is therefore a great gift for travelers, campers and backpackers.

The Scrubba wash bag is patented in Australia and New Zealand. Patent pending in 50 international countries. Scrubba is a trade mark of Calibre8 Pty Ltd.

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Don't let Laundry Weigh Down your Adventures

by Ashley Newland |

Take the Scrubba wash bag on your next adventure.  It will lighten your pack and allow you to travel cleaner regardless of what your adventures entail.

The Scrubba wash bag folds to pocket size and weighs only 180 g (6 oz).  It's perfect for extreme adventures where you would rather just carry the bare essentials or simply for taking on vacation to avoid paying for hotel laundry services.  

To use the Scrubba wash bag, simply add water, dirty clothes and cleaning liquid; seal the bag and expel excess air; then rub for 30 seconds to 3 minutes (3 minutes provides a machine quality wash).  To rinse, simply replace the dirty water with clean water and shake the bag, then it is just a matter of hanging your clothes to dry.

The Scrubba wash bag is the new way how to wash clothes while traveling, backpacking, RVing, on a cruise or on vacation. It also makes an ideal gift for travelers and should be on everyone's packing list.

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