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We're about to embark on a travel challenge; "How light can the Scrubba wash bag allow you to travel?"
We put the question out there regarding a trip to South East Asia for 3 weeks and responses varied from 20 kilos to 5 kilos. Well, we reckon the Scrubba wash bag allows you to travel so clean, light and free, we can do it with less than 3 kilos each, inlcuding luxuries including our iphones, ipods and ebook readers. Just because you travel light, doesn't mean you can't travel in comfort and style.
So a cheap return plane ticket between Melbourne and Ho Chi Min City was bought. And now we're off to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with the clothes on our backs and both carrying an extra pair of shorts, an extra T-shirt and an extra pair of jocks. Three countries in three weeks with less than three kilos of luggage (In fact, as shown below, we each had around 2.7kg of luggage and clothes).
Mingling and scrubbing with the locals and other travelers alike, the Scrubba wash bag will be used every day, tested in extreme conditions in extreme locations. Here goes nothing....literally, pretty much!
This is a total list of what we collectively packed and the weight of each item:
CLOTHES FOR 2 PEOPLE
4 x Icebreaker underwear (200g total)
4 x pairs Bonds anklet socks (84g total)
4 x H&M T-shirts (372g total)
2 x Slazenger shorts - zip pockets (274g total)
2 x boardshorts - no pockets (210g)
2 x pair flip flops (324g)
2 x pair New Balance Minimus shoes (880g)
ELECTRONICS FOR 2 PEOPLE
2 x iphones with covers and charger (392g total)
2 x ipod nanos (42g total)
1 x Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera and charger (253g)
1 x Joby GorillaGrip tripod (47g)
2 x Sennheiser in ear headphones (36g total)
1 x Power adaptor for SE Asia (15g)
2 x USB sticks (10g total)
OTHER ITEMS FOR 2 PEOPLE
2 x Scrubba wash bags (290g total)
2 x Scrubba lightweight totebag backpacks (174g total)
2 x Scrubba travel clothesline (66g total)
2 x Scrubba microfibre travel towel (366g total)
2 x 80ml plastic bottle with body wash (166g total)
2 x deodorant (142g total)
2 x Design GO clip on wallets (52g total)
1 x Insect Repellant (65g)
2 x Tooth brush, floss and paste (82g total)
20 x disposable contact lenses (38g total)
2 x Amazon Kindles with covers (686g total)
2 x passports and credit cards (34g total)
2 x Sunglasses (52g total)
Assorted medicines - probiotics, antibiotics, anti-diarrhea/nausea (75g)
Alcohol swabs and bandaids (15g)
TOTAL WEIGHT FOR TWO TRAVELERS = 5.44kg (2.72kg each)