Nothing ruins a lovely holiday like having to wear dirty socks for the last two days. If you forgot some essentials at home, or made an attempt at 'light packing', let's just hope you didn't forget your Scrubba.
Weighing about as much as your favorite jeans, the Scrubba Wash Bag is essentially a mobile laundromat designed for the scrupulous packer. The concept was brought about by hiker Ashley Newman, who devised the design while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Scrubba is best described as a waterproof bag containing a flexible washboard.
All you need to do for clean laundry is to pop in a few dirty garments, add 2 litres of water and some soap (or shampoo, if you're in a fix), and scrub. When placed against a hard surface, Scrubba's inner washboard will create enough friction to clean your clothes after 30 seconds of scrubbing. Et voila! Garments will come out clean, and can be hung to dry.
The Scrubba is available for pre-order at Indiegogo.
March 26, 2012 by Anya Krenicki