Stealth Pack

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pistol Caliber Compatibility -

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.

PROS:

Can quadru­ple as a dry bag, com­pres­sion bag, por­ta­ble washer, and camp shower Weath­er­proof de­sign and con­struc­tion

Out­side-the-box de­sign

Ex­cel­lent as a sup­ple­men­tal pack

CONS:

Lim­ited 21-liter ca­pac­ity

Like most dry bags, there’s just one com­part­ment; no in­ter­nal or ex­ter­nal pock­ets or pouches.

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