Now available at http://www.thescrubba.com, the Scrubba Wash Bag is a compact and lightweight device for washing clothes while travelling or camping. With the Scrubba Wash Bag, you no longer need to find a washing machine or Laundromat. All you need is a few litres of water and some washing liquid, body wash or shampoo. The Scrubba Wash Bag allows you to wash your clothes where you want, when you want and for free. The answer to how to wash clothes when traveling.
Currently available for preorder at US$40 (+$7 for shipping outside Australia) through IndieGoGo.
Perfect for Backpackers, Scrubba is a Washing Machine that Fits in Your Pocket
By Alice Truong .Fri Mar 23, 2012 03:35 PM ET
One of the biggest hassles of backpacking is finding a way to get your sweat-soaked clothes clean. A local laundromat? Sure that’s an option, but what if you’re in the middle of nowhere?
Ashley Newland designed a bag to wash clothes while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Scrubba Wash Bag includes a flexible internal washboard. To use, add detergent, water and clothes into the bag. Functioning like traditional washboards, Newland says the bag only needs 40 seconds of scrubbing to get clothes clean. Rinse, hang dry and that gross musk should be gone. The video below demonstrates how it works.
The Scrubba weighs about 180 grams. Collapsed, it’s about the size of a can of soda. A fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo has reached its $2,500 goal about a month to go. The Scrubba will be available in April.