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"Best in Show" winner at Outdoor Retailer 2013
Top Australian Innovation for 2012
Anthill Magazine’s Smart 100 Awards
100 Brilliant Companies List 2013
The Entrepreneur Magazine
Best Value Travel Product 2013 (runner-up) Sunday Travel Times VFM Awards
The Scrubba wash bag was reviewed by the Sunday Travel Times and received the runner up award in the VFM Awards for the Best Value Travel Product 2013:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in Baltic Outlook - Baltic Air's in-flight magazine:
Mostly Food & Travel Journal were impressed by the Scrubba wash bag in their July review:
LA Parent Magazine featured the Scrubba wash bag in their July edition:
Good Health Magazine (AUS) called the Scrubba wash bag the perfect DIY laundry solution for travellers:
The team at Smarter Travel reviewed the Scrubba wash bag. Click here for the full review, otherwise read on for an excerpt of the 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.
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in Melbourne and Sydney's Mx Magazine:
The Scrubba wash bag made Entrepreneur Magazine's Brilliant 100 Companies List
The Scrubba wash was included in a list of 10 innovative and stylish Green travel accessories in the May edition of House & Garden
A review of the Scrubba wash was included in Cyclist Magazine:
A review of the Scrubba wash was included in the Daily Mirror on 27 April 2013 after being road-tested in India
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in Singapore Airline's in-flight magazine SilverKris:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in Women's Fitness magazine:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in the Sun:
The Scrubba wash bag was the Sun Newspaper's Gadget of the Week:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in the Cutting Edge section of the Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in Lonely Planet's Traveller Magazine:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in Germany's DMorgen daily newspaper:
The Scrubba wash bag was featured on page 14 of the February 2013 edition of Wild Travel (UK) Magazine as follows:
The Scrubba has appeared on the Brazilian website hypeness.com.br: "A menor “máquina de lavar” do mundo pode ser levada em viagens".
The Forbes Magazine "10 Great Gifts for Travelers - 2012 Edition": Scrubba wash bag makes the list!
Jetstar Airways has featured the following in their December 2012 magazine:
Escape Magazine (Travelbug.co.uk) published the following in their Winter 2013 edition:
The following review has appeared in The Jewish Chronicle (UK):
December 21, 2012
The Scrubba wash bag is now listed in the Travel section of the Thrillist.com website: click here to see.
December 17, 2012
The Scrubba wash bag has been named in the "Seven of the best travel gadgets" list by news.com.au.
"A Washing Machine That Fits in Your Pocket" - The Scrubba wash bag has been featured on the Good.is website.
"Lightweight bag enables washing on the go" - The Scrubba wash bag is featured in the Tourism & Travel section of the Springwise.com entrepreneurial website.
December 9, 2012
The Scrubba wash bag was selected as one of the "7 best Travel Gifts" in the Sunday Mirror:
Click here to read the Gear Editor magazine review.
The Scrubba wash bag has been featured in the Weekend Australian Magazine:
Find out more about the background to the Scrubba wash bag and how to wash clothes while traveling in ABC Radio Australia’s interview.
July 21, 2012
Wondering how effective the Scrubba wash bag is for washing clothing when traveling or camping? Check out The Gadgeteer’s independent review.
July 16, 2012
The Scrubba wash bag makes it to prime time German TV.
July 12, 2012
The Scrubba wash bag as featured on Germany’s National TV station ZDF.
May 29, 2012
Victorious Scrubba Wash Bag cleans out the competition in 2012's Smart 100: The Scrubba wash bag was recently voted the Winner of the Top Australian Innovation for 2012 in Anthill Magazine’s Smart 100 Awards with an overall score of 119 (13 points clear of second place!).
To read more about Anthill's Smart 100 Awards, head to Anthill’s website: Anthill's Smart 100 Winners Revealed 2012
April 29, 2012
The Scrubba wash bag was featured in today's Sydney Sunday Telegraph.
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The Scrubba Three 3′s Challenge (3 countries, 3 weeks, 3kg of luggage)
In February, the team at the Scrubba put a prototype of the Scrubba wash bag to the test. Packing less than 3kg of luggage each including our bags and clothing on our backs, we travelled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Read our travel blog to check out how we got on and how the Scrubba wash bag allowed us to travel clean, light and free: The Scrubba Three 3′s Challenge.