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Ultralight Scrubba Mini is a palm-sized washing machine for those traveling light

The Scrubba Mini tips the scales at just 70 g (2.5 oz)
The Scrubba Mini tips the scales at just 70 g (2.5 oz)
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The Scrubba Mini is made to wash socks and jocks on the run
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The Scrubba Mini is made to wash socks and jocks on the run
The Scrubba Mini is made from durable polyether TPU coated nylon fabric and is said to wash clothing items in as little as three minutes
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The Scrubba Mini is made from durable polyether TPU coated nylon fabric and is said to wash clothing items in as little as three minutes
Currently on Kickstarter, the Scrubba Mini is available for early pledges of AU$35 (US$25)
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Currently on Kickstarter, the Scrubba Mini is available for early pledges of AU$35 (US$25)
Currently on Kickstarter, the Scrubba Mini is available for early pledges of AU$35 (US$25)
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Currently on Kickstarter, the Scrubba Mini is available for early pledges of AU$35 (US$25)
The Scrubba Mini tips the scales at just 70 g (2.5 oz)
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The Scrubba Mini tips the scales at just 70 g (2.5 oz)
The Scrubba Mini is made to wash socks and jocks on the run
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The Scrubba Mini is made to wash socks and jocks on the run

Seven years after impressing us with the world's smallest and lightest washing machine, the team behind the five-ounce (140 g) Scrubba has returned to Kickstarter promising to help hygienically-minded travelers shed even more weight. The palm-sized Scrubba Mini is half the weight of the original and packs up into a tighter bundle, though that doesn't mean it's limited to just laundering socks and jocks.

Intended for ultra-light travel adventures, like hiking and camping, the Scrubba Mini tips the scales at just 70 g (2.5 oz). Like the original, the idea here is that folks traveling light with few clothing items can keep their wardrobe fresh by cleaning items as they go, meaning they can pack less when they set off from home.

Currently on Kickstarter, the Scrubba Mini is available for early pledges of AU$35 (US$25)
Currently on Kickstarter, the Scrubba Mini is available for early pledges of AU$35 (US$25)

Users insert socks, jocks, a shirt or anything that will fit inside the bag, add water and detergent and then seal off the bag with a similar roll and clip design to what you'd find on a dry bag.

The air can then be drawn out via a release valve to deflate the bag, at which point an internal washboard dotted with plastic knobs comes into play, helping scrub the clothes clean as the user rubs from the outside. The clothes are then rinsed and hung up to dry, along with the bag itself.

The Scrubba Mini is made from durable polyether TPU coated nylon fabric and is said to wash clothing items in as little as three minutes
The Scrubba Mini is made from durable polyether TPU coated nylon fabric and is said to wash clothing items in as little as three minutes

The bag is made from durable polyether TPU coated nylon fabric and is said to wash clothing items in as little as three minutes. The company claims it is twice as effective as hand-washing and on par with the performance offered by a washing machine.

Currently on Kickstarter, pledges for the Scrubba Mini start at AU$35 (US$25), with shipping slated for August this year if all goes to plan. You can check out the pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

Scrubba wash bag MINI: An unbelievably small washing machine

2 comments
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There is no machine to this machine.
Dirk Scott
An Istad 3 qt resealable freezer bag from Ikea will do pretty much the same job for less than 1cent.