We featured the Scrubba a couple weeks ago when we found it at the Outdoor Retailer show. It’s a wash bag that we thought would be perfect to take along in our Class B RV. We don’t have much space or resources to devote to laundry in a camper van, and this little gadget seemed to fit the bill.
We immediately got a bunch of questions from readers wanting to know if it worked or not. Well, we finally got a chance to use it, and I put it to the test on something particularly nasty. Watch the video to see how it did:
I used the Scrubba to wash a cycling kit. But this was not just any cycling kit – I had just worn it racing 150 miles across the Arizona and Utah deserts and mountains. There were over ten hours of sweaty funk in that kit… particularly in the pad that sits right on your backside. Honestly, it was the most stringent test I could think of for the Scrubba. (I mean, dirt is dirt, but this stuff was pretty nasty.)
I followed the directions on the Scrubba, and I’m happy to report it worked! The kit came out looking and smelling clean. I would have no reservations about wearing that same kit again, or about storing it in a closet for a couple weeks without it fermenting. I’ll add that a cycling kit is also a delicate and technical fabric. These things are known for hanging on to stink. And you can’t rough them up too much in the wash without ruining them. Scrubba scored the win over sweaty cycling kit, and has earned a place in our Class B. (And with the limited storage in a class B, earning storage space is no small accomplishment.) Also – unlike washing things in the sink, I managed not to slosh water everywhere. Another win.
There was one small issue with the Scrubba, and that was the air release valve. I found it difficult to operate. The valve worked just fine once I got it to work, but it was tricky. If you read other reviews online, it sounds like other folks have had issues with the valve. So I’m passing this feedback on to the Scrubba people. They were really nice when we met them, so hopefully, they will do some work on that valve. It shouldn’t hold you back on a purchase though.
Anyway – if you were on the fence about getting a Scrubba, don’t be. It works as advertised. If we can keep up using it, we’ll need a lot less room to store dirty laundry in our RV.
That’s all for now. Cheers!