The Scrubba Wash Bag Product Review

There is one main reason I will do a product review: it is a product that I can see myself using a lot, something I'm curious about, and/or something I've never tried before. The Scrubba checked all three! The product description on their website says "The Scrubba Wash Bag is a pocketsized device for washing clothes anywhere, anytime for free. Perfect for traveling, camping, trekking, dorm rooms, on a cruise." I was interested in this product for a couple of reasons; I am on the road for my show a lot and mostly outdoors where washing is hard, and I live in an urban apartment with no washer and dryer and it seemed perfect for the occasional one or two things I needed cleaned.

So here are the product specs for the Scrubba Wash Bag:

  • Volume: 3 Gallon but optimal washing recommends 1 Gallon
  • Microbial- and hydrolysis-resistant polyether thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Transparent window to see fill-lines and washing process
  • Weighs less than 5 oz.
  • Pocket size to transport anywhere
  • Wash in 3-5 minutes
  • Instructions printed on outside of bag
  • Gripping material on outside to prevent slipping during washing
  • Dimensions: 54cm x 32cm (when laid flat) - 21.3" x 12.6" 16cm x 6cm x 6cm (when rolled for storage) -  6.3" x 2.4" x 2.4"
  • Doubles as a dry bag
  • Flexible Internal Washboard
  • Retail Price: $55 USD.

Ok, so now on to the process. The Scrubba Wash Bag has 6 easy steps (which are printed on the bag for your convenience); fill, roll & clip, deflate, rub, rinse, and dry. I decided to do two different tests, one at home with my ketchup-stained work pants and one outdoors on a hike with a sweaty tank top.

To start, I threw the clothes in the bag and then added laundry detergent and the recommended amount of water. I did the roll, clip, and deflate steps and then on to rubbing.

I found when doing this at home I had a harder time. The interior washboard is only on one side of the bag so making sure a specific spot got rubbed was difficult. But outdoors, it was much easier. I had the space and the friction of the rock surface to help rub my clothes clean. And did I mention how much I love that the directions and fill lines are marked right on the bag? It made the whole process very easy.

As for the finished product...

For the shirt I washed outdoors, it was great! It cleaned the shirt and was easy to use. As for the work pants, while it got most of the ketchup out, there were still a few spots that were missed. So for home or hotel use with a specific spot to be cleaned, I would say simply washing and scrubbing the stains under the sink would be easier. But as for outdoor and backpacking trips, I think the Scrubba bag is a great way to go! It allows you to be able to pack lighter with the option to clean your clothes on the go.

The dry bag feature is also wonderful! Because I was hiking and not camping I didn't want to stop to let my shirt dry so being able to use the Scrubba as a dry bag and clip it on to my backpack kept me moving. I can definitely see where this will come in handy on water adventures or even a rainy day to help keep my things dry.

It's lightweight feature is perfect for people traveling overseas or outside. It's also a great way to save the energy and water use of a washing machine and an excellent addition to sustainable living. I'm looking forward to being able to use my Scrubba Wash Bag on future camping and hiking trips. To learn more or purchase a Scrubba Wash Bag go to


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Scrubba Wash Bag for free from Eartheasy as coordinated by Outdoor PR  in consideration for review publication.