The idea for the Scrubba wash bag was conceived in 2010 when founder Ash Newland took a 4 month break from his job as a patent attorney in Australia and decided to travel to Africa to climb Mt Kilimanjaro with a friend.

After packing all of his cold weather and camping gear, Newland realized that there was only room in his pack for a few changes of clothes. Less clothes meant that he would have to do laundry more often, but he was unsure of how he would be able to wash his clothes every few days while staying in a remote area. There were no laundromats, and using a basin and washboard were bulky, not to mention that he would have to find a clean water source to fill the basin.

Newland realized that there was a need for a portable, flexible washing system that could wash clothes with the same efficiency as a washboard, but use less water.

His solution to the problem was the Scrubba wash bag.

Using no electricity and minimal water, the Scrubba wash bag is the best way to wash clothes on the go. It’s perfect for vacationers, business travelers, campers, sailers, college students or people who live in small city apartments.

Weighing less than 145g (5 oz.), the Scrubba wash bag is the lightest and most compact “washing machine” in the world.
It’s a packing essential for all travelers and campers who want to:

– Pack lighter and cleaner

– Wash clothes anywhere

– Save money

– Enjoy travel

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