Certainly the most unique entry in this buyer’s guide, the Scrubba Stealth Pack is a four-in-one solution: a weatherproof backpack, a compression dry bag, a camp shower, and a portable washing machine. Yes, you read those last two functions correctly.
This invention came about when Scrubba founder Ash Newland of Australia and a friend were planning to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010. They realized their cold-weather apparel and camping gear would take up most of the cargo space, leaving them room for just a few changes of casual clothes. Soon enough the first Scrubba bag was born.
The Stealth Pack version combines a waterproof roll-top bag, a flexible integrated washboard, and a multifunctional valve in one durable package. To use it as a washer, place your dirty clothes with some water and detergent inside the bag, close the roll-top closure, then scrub the garments for up to 3 minutes.
If you’re in need of a shower after mucking around in the backcountry, just fill this dry bag with water, hang it from a tree, and let its black nylon soak up some sunrays. Then turn the valve and get a warm rinse in. If you’re traveling, this Scrubba can act as compression bag. Fill it with clothes, squeeze out all the air, and tighten the valve. It’ll stay compact, saving you luggage space.
As a dry bag, the Stealth Pack effortlessly passed our shower test with flying colors.
For serious survivalists, the Stealth Pack won’t suffice as a primary BOB, but would shine as a valuable add-on thanks to its multipurpose design.
Can quadruple as a dry bag, compression bag, portable washer, and camp shower Weatherproof design and construction
Excellent as a supplemental pack
Limited 21-liter capacity
Like most dry bags, there’s just one compartment; no internal or external pockets or pouches.