Handwashing clothes is never fun, which is why we usually put up with stinky shirts during camping. If you’d rather not breathe contaminated air the entire time and you don’t want to bring a crank-powered washing machine, the Scrubba Wash Pack offers a less laborious alternative.
Like other backpacks, you can use it to carry any gear that can fit inside, whether you’re going to the office, the gym, or a bike ride around town. Unlike them, it comes with an old-fashioned washboard in the main compartment, allowing you to clean your clothes by simply throwing them inside with water and detergent, then rubbing the bag from the outside for three minutes to get the dirt and grime out. From there, you just take out your clothes, rinse them, and hang to dry.
The Scrubba Wash Pack is a lightweight and waterproof daypack that you can carry either as a backpack or as a sling bag, so while it’s great to use for daily errands, it’s not likely to be your main backpack when you’re camping or traveling. You can, however, use it as a secondary bag, as well as fold it down and cram it into a bag pouch for convenient transport. Features include a transparent window for monitoring how the laundry is doing, an air valve to quickly flatten the bag before washing your clothes, and a grippy back panel, so the bag doesn’t slide around while you’re cleaning up.
Available now, the Scrubba Wash Pack is priced at $99.95.