One of my big problems when I travel is that I only like to bring carry-on luggage because it makes the whole experience that much better (no lines, I can change flights more easily, no around at baggage claim, and I can take public transportation). The issue with this is strategy is that with just a carry-on, you can usually only take a week’s worth of clothes. Even in a larger suitcase, only two weeks’ worth will fit and many of my trips are much longer than that.
I know it’s a first-world problem, but it’s not that easy to find a laundromat on the road. And who wants to wash clothes in the sink or tub? The Scrubba Wash Bag, invented by an Aussie, might be a solution for people like me—who like to travel for more than a week and want to stay nimble—or going backpacking, camping or even sleeping on a boat.
The Scrubba is billed as the lightest (5 ounces) and smallest (it measures 12.6″ x 0.2″ x 21.3″) washing machine in the world! It’s the modern take on the old fashioned washboard. This unique bag has hundreds of internal “Scrubba” nodules that clean clothes in minutes, giving users a machine-quality wash whenever and wherever they want. Here’s how it works:
“Simply drop clothes in the Scrubba and add water and detergent. Seal the dry-bag style closure and open the side valve to release excess air. Grip circles on the exterior prevent the Scrubba from slipping while you rub the bag and activate the hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules that perform the work.”
The volume of the bag is three gallons, but optimal washing volume is one gallon when filled with clothes. The bag is made from durable microbial- and hydrolysis-resistant polyether TPU it also doubles as a dry-bag. You can buy it on Amazon for $49.95.