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Excerpt from the Examiner's 2013 Spring Camping Gear Review Roundup

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag received a great review from examiner.com and made the Examiner's 2013 Spring Camping Gear Review Roundup.  Here is the excerpt:

"Scrubba Wash Bag:

One of the biggest problems of traveling for any considerable amount of time is being able to pack light. Of course, the problem with packing less clothing than the amount of days you will be traveling is that you will have to deal with washing them every few days. Yes, you can wash your clothes in a laundry mat, hotel sink, camp bucket, creek, or lake. Sinks and buckets use lots of water and make a big mess no matter how careful you are. Natural bodies of water are fine if you are lucky enough to be near one. The problem is access to many of them involves trudging through mud and using soap in said body of water is not great for the environment.

The Scrubba Wash Bag solves this by allowing you wash a few clothing items without using a lot of water or making a mess. Plus, nobody enjoys paying to sit in a laundry mat while on vacation. The Scrubba Wash Bag looks deceptively like a waterproof dry bag. However, it has two features that make it very effective as a wash bag for your dirty clothing. First is the built-in internal raised washboard that helps agitate your clothing. The second feature is the air release nozzle that allows you to get the remaining air out of the bag after you have sealed it up.

While testing, I brought the Scrubba Wash Bag along on several trips, and I found it highly effective and easy to use. It’s a great way to limit how many clothes you need to pack for your next adventure as well as reducing how much water is necessary to get your clothes clean. I definitely recommend it for those who pack light and enjoy camping, backpacking, road-trips, or world travel." 

Review by James Hannibal, Tech Review Photojournalist, examiner.com

For the full story, head to http://www.examiner.com/review/2013-spring-camping-gear-review-roundup


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A Challenge for Light Travel - 3kg for 3 weeks in 3 countries

by Ashley Newland |

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.

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