Scrubba Wash Bag ©


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**This item was provided to Life Beyond Borders for a fair and honest review.**

As a traveller, it means I’m on the road a fair amount, whether for a long(ish) or short time.  However long I’m away for, I like to try to pack the minimum amount of clothes as it saves space. Doing so means having to wash clothes a little more often than I’d like to – and rather than take a shower with my clothes on (yes, it’s been done in the past before) or ruin my knuckles in a sink, or spend a fortune on hotel laundry or waste time trying to source a laundromat, I saw the Scrubba Wash Bag© and decided to give it a go.  More specifically, I used it on my trip to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Portugal.

Demonstrating how to use the Scrubba Wash Bag ©

What makes it so easy to use?

What makes it so effective is the flexible internal rubber nobbles that act like a scrubbing board, literally. As you’ve seen from my demonstration above:

  1. Fill the bag with clothes
  2. Fill the bag with water and liquid soap
  3. Roll and clip together
  4. Release any trapped air
  5. Scrub / wash away!

The longer you scrub, the cleaner your clothes will be.  The Scrubba site recommends about:

three minutes for a machine quality wash.

I actually found a more fun way to wash – this time using my feet.  It was like a reflexology massage:

Scrubba Wash Bag©  – ideal for camping

Back in the summer of 2015 I went to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S and went ‘glamping.’  Oh how I wish I’d had the scrubba then!  it’s a really useful item to take camping with you as it doesn’t take up too much room in your suitcase.

Photos © Scrubba Washbag
Photos © Scrubba Washbag

Comments about the Scrubba Washbag ©

My only observation would be is that it takes quite a while (and a little effort) to squeeze the air out.

Tip: Squeeze from the top of the air piece – it goes slightly quicker

You’ll also note from my first video I didn’t clip the bag together properly, so the water came out.  It’s easily remedied, if you roll and clip it the correct way (not like I did at first, but hey – we’re all human!)

The Scrubba Washbag © comes with detailed instructions anyway, so you can’t go wrong.  I take it with me everywhere I go now, even on weekend trips.  And it’s even good for washing thick clothing like jeans.

The Scrubba Washbag retails at USD$55.00 and details of how to order one from their site can be found here.

In which I try out the @scrubbabag whilst travelling in #Holland Check out my video on #YouTube – Leaving Cairo / Life Beyond Borders

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  1. This is very good for families too!! With kids there is always dirty underwear, dirty shirts after food etc etc. Even just on a one day excursion. I very interested in this product!!

  2. Hi Rebecca,
    I didn’t even know such a thing existed. Thanks for featuring this! A question, is it reusable? Is the detergent just coming from the liquid soap you put in there?

  3. Hi AnneMarie,

    Yes, it’s reusable and you empty the washing water out (with the liquid detergent you’ve put in), then add more water to rinse and empty out again, then squeeze the life out of your clothes and hang up to dry! I usually turn my Scrubba bag inside out to dry and hang it on a line.