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Scrubba Wash Bag - Portable Laundry System for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel
- SMALL WASHING MACHINE: World’s smallest and lightest washing machine. Only weighs 145g!
- HIGH-QUALITY WASH: Scrubba nobules technology helps you achieve machine quality wash in just 3 minutes. Clothes come out clean and smelling fresh.
- PORTABLE WASH ON THE GO: Compact and pocket size – take anywhere. Also doubles as a dry bag!
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Powerful washers comes in small packages. Now you can clean your clothes in any small space! Say goodbye to washboards, expensive hotel and neighborhood laundry machines, and laundromats; say hello to clean clothes in the smallest of indoor spaces and on your outdoor vacations. The Scrubba Wash Bag is the lightest washing machine in the world weighing in at just 142g (5oz.)It’s been used by over 100,000 travelers, campers, backpackers, hikers and vacationers. Perfect for apartments, hotels and hostels. For students to adults. Not only is it a portable and lightweight, it’s superfast: Just 3-5 minutes per load. Only requires a very small amount of detergent. No nasty smells, odors, or chemical agents left on your clothes. Imagine … you can now have clean clothes on your Kayaking trips. On Safari. While mountain climbing and hiking … Anywhere in the great outdoors. Also doubles as a dry-bag and laundry carry-bag. Get a machine quality wash just by following a few simple steps. Upgraded valve system makes for easier use. For your convenience, explicit, easy-to-follow instructions are printed right on the bag. No more having to wash clothes in unsavory conditions or expensive laundromats. Clean clothes every time with your Scrubba wash bag. It’s the washing machine in your pocket!
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World’s smallest washing machine and the ultimate travel accessories
Our ultra-portable washing machine makes your journey easier. This convenient, pocket-sized travel companion allows you to travel lighter and helps you save money, time and water.
Weighing less than 142g (~5oz.) the Scrubba Wash Bag is a modern take on the old fashioned washboard. It is twice as effective as hand washing* and a lot more hygienic that a dirty hotel sink.
Over 100,000 travellers, campers, backpackers, hikers and holiday makers have experienced firsthand the quality wash our internal flexible washboard delivers.
Features and Benefits
Lightweight and travel Size
Pocket size and small enough to take anywhere! Only weighs 5oz and doubles as a dry bag
Machine quality wash in minutes
The key to the Scrubba Wash Bag is the flexible internal washboard. More effective and sanitary than using shared washing facilities or a hotel sink.
Save money on laundry
Save money and time doing laundry while traveling. Wash clothes wherever and whenever you want for free.
5 easy steps for machine quality wash
Achieve machine quality wash in minutes by following these simple steps
Add water, cleaning liquid and clothes to the Scrubba Wash Bag (20-40% volume).
Roll down top at least 4-5 times and clip ends (like you would with a dry bag).
Scrubba Wash Bag doubles as a dry bag when not used for washing clothes!
Twist the valve and press down on the bag to expel any excess air from the Scrubba wash bag
Press down and rub clothes against the Scrubba Wash Bag’s unique internal flexible washboard for 30 seconds for a quick traveler wash, or for 3 minutes for a machine quality wash. For delicates, press and rub gently
Unclip and unroll the Scrubba Wash Bag’s seal. Pour out water. Rinse clothes with fresh water in the Scrubba™ Wash Bag or under a running tap or shower.
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- it is certainly easy to use. For the customers who have complained about the valve being to small to push a lot of air out of efficiently- I simply pushed out as much air as possible before I rolled it up. Then I used the valve to push out the last bit of air.
- it serves very well as a laundry bag. I would put my dirties in the bag until I was ready to wash.
- it is a compact way to have clean clothes without having to hunt down a laundry mat or spend time getting a less efficent result in a sink.
- it takes up such little space, even for a minimalist like me.
- it does a fair amount of laundry in a load. I would say I was able to get a weeks worth of underwear and socks, as well as a few shirts or other similar items in one load.
- price was certainly a factor. While traveling in Asia I could get 10kilos of laundry done for a couple dollars, and did not have to wash or dry myself. In other countries where laundry is more expensive, or simply not available one would have to weigh the cost for themselves.
- I felt that to get a true clean you would either need to do a kid twice, once to rinse the dirt and another to really clean. You could also pre-rinse in a sink.
- time, I know it says that it you "agitate" for about three minutes. The reality is that you fill, squeeze out air, agitate, dump out used water, refill, reagitate, then spend a lot of time wringing out clothes for awhile to make them dry enough to air dry. For two loads it took me about 30 minutes of sitting on my shower floor going through the steps- so let's call it 15 minutes a load.
I would certainly recommend this to other travelers, especially backpackers/campers.
Let me be specific with my review:
1) The order process:
- it was shipped fast.
- shipped in good condition.
- and, I am loving Amazon locker. For those of you who live in apartments without a doorman to sign for your packages, Amazon Locker is a savior. Basically I picked it up from a list of pickup locations in New York City. I believe they have other locations in other states.
2) Understanding how it works:
- pretty easy considering all they had were cute illustrations and matching short captions.
- it's probably because I'm a little slow but the part where I got stuck with was how to deflate the bag while sealed, to release excess air inside, before you rub the bag, to wash the clothes inside.
- apparently, you have to squeeze the small plastic valve to release the air.
- the carton did not write the squeeze part. There were arrows though which I didn't understand (again, maybe I'm slow). Thankfully, the instructions on the wash bag itself did.
- once I figured that part out, the rest was easy.
3) how physical it is:
- let's be fair here, the reason you are buying this product was because you opted to save money by not paying a hotel to wash your clothes or to save yourself the trouble of commuting to a faraway laundromat.
- so, do understand that there is manual labor involved. Be fair, you are not buying a washing machine that will wash your clothes and drain the water with one easy push of a button.
- I found myself kneeling beside a bath tub to:
a) squeeze the valve with one hand while pushing the bag down to release the excess air,
b) 'rub' the bag with both hands pressing down, to 'wash' the clothes inside,
c) then standing up to turn the bag upside down to remove the dirty water
d) stand up to put bag under faucet to put clean water to rinse
e) then put bag upside down and press it down to push the water into the bath tub drain
f) then repeat D & E three more times to rinse the soap from the clothes fully
g) finally, twist the clothes to drain the water out and hang them to dry
I know that this sounds like a lot but if you've traveled and washed your clothes in the bathroom sink, you'll end up more relaxed BUT with clothes that are not as clean vs if you've washed it with this Scrubba bag.
And besides, every time I've washed socks or shirts or underwear in a hotel bathroom sink, I end up spilling water all over the place.
So yes, it is a work out to use this bag but it's not that bad. It really depends how long your preferred 'wash' process is. The hardest part is the 'rubbing' to wash the clothes inside, against the grooves/rough surface inside the bag, to loosen up dirt. It can be easy if you do it for 30 secs. It was tiring to do it for 2-3 mins but that was my preference, to make sure the dirt in the clothes get really loosened up. I chose to extend the rub time so it was choice to make it tiring for myself. You don't have to.
Again, it does save you money from hotel fees or the hassle to find a laundromat.
4) how effective at cleaning:
- I didn't notice it with the darker clothes (because of course they're dark in color in the first place) but the white clothes were noticeably cleaner vs if I did the old way of manually rubbing white shirts together in the bathroom sink.
- I was shocked that this bag was able to visibly clean the dark neck and underarm stains that are obvious in white shirts.
- so yes, it actually worked better than the old bathroom sink method.
a) one reviewer was right. Don't use too much laundry detergent. It will make it harder to rinse out. You'll end up rinsing it more than 5 times and it will still end up soapy when you squeeze the water out from the clothes before you hang them to dry.
b) because it's such a physical process, at least for me, don't wait for all the clothes to pile up. I guess start washing 3-5 pairs of socks, for example, as soon as they're ready to wash. The first time I used this bag, I washed a lot of clothes. I was exhausted after.
Buy it if you travel frequently and if you travel on a budget.
I live in New York and the harsh winter made it hard for me to walk 10 blocks to a laundromat. This bag now allows me to wash my clothes inside my apartment. So happy I don't have to freeze outside just to wash underwear.