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The Ultimate Packing List and Tips

by Natalie Simpson |

Here at Scrubba we're put together the ultimate, and we mean ULTIMATE, packing list and tips with the help of a few of our favourite travel bloggers. We've covered everything from, a curated packing list, managing your money while travelling, how to pack efficiently, our favourite travel tech and accessories and a few helpful questions to ask yourself before, during and after your packing process. Hopefully we can make the dreaded task of packing a whole lot easier.


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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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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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Smarter Travel Reviews the Scrubba wash bag

by Ashley Newland |

The team at Smarter Travel recently reviewed the Scrubba wash bag.  Here is an excerpt from their review:
 

"How It Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Wash clothes while traveling without having to use a dirty sink. Tests have shown that the wash bag is twice as effective as hand-washing, and gets your clothes just as clean as a washing machine—all in just three minutes.
  • Portability: 10/10. The Scrubba folds for easy storage and takes up less space than a t-shirt. It also dries extremely fast (just turn it inside out and hang), so you can pack it fairly soon after using.
  • Value: 7/10. Will save you money over time if you use it instead of laundry services or laundromats, but is still an expensive initial outlay.
  • Durability: 9/10. Seems durable, but comes with a warning that zips, buckles, or other sharp/hard items could puncture the Scrubba, so wash with care.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Definitely cooler (and more sanitary) than hand-washing your clothes in a shared hostel bathroom sink.

Final Verdict: As someone who likes to pack light on trips and has no washing machine at home, I'm well experienced in the art of hand-washing. My current method: clean a sink and stop it, then swirl clothes around in a detergent-filled bath for a bit. Rinse. Needless to say, hand-washed items don't feel as clean as ones that have taken a spin in a machine. Then I tested the Scrubba. It eliminates the sink-cleaning step, and is really easy to use. Just fill the bag with detergent, water, and dirty clothes. Then roll the bag down and deflate any extra air (using the attached valve). Rub the clothes from the outside against the interior flexible washboard for between 30 seconds to 3 minutes, empty out the dirty water, and rinse with clean water. Hang to dry, and you're done!

I loved the Scrubba's clear window that lets you see exactly how much dirt and grime you're getting off the clothes. Also, the bag is so portable (even when in use) that you could fill it up, and then leave the full Scrubba anywhere to soak, which is perfect for shared bathroom situations. The clothes really do seem clean after washing them in the Scrubba.

I'm sold—and will use this to hand-wash delicate items at home, and entire outfits while on the road. It's worth the money if you backpack, camp, travel light, or hand-wash a lot!"

To check out their full review, head to the Smarter Travel site.

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