The makers of the Scrubba Wash Bag have come up with a dream come true for the cruising sailor—a sealable bag for washing clothes that contains a built-in flexible washboard. It weighs less than 6 ounces and folds to pocket-size yet is capable of performing a quality wash in minutes.
To wash your clothes you merely put ½ – 1 gallon of water and a small amount of soap, add your clothes, seal the bag, slide the contents back and forth across the washboard and within minutes your clothes are clean.
“Product testing to determine washing efficiency shows that washing clothes in the Scrubba wash bag for three minutes with the same amount of detergent is twice as effective as washing by hand, and also provides similar soil-removal results to a conventional washing machine,” says Ash Newland, Scrubba’s managing director.
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Newland came up with the idea for the portable wash bag when he was preparing for a trip to Kilamanjaro. He could only take a few changes of clothes so there would be frequent washings.
“Washboards have been around for centuries and they work,” says Newland.
The Scrubba wash bag sells for $64.95. Learn more at thescrubba.com.