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    ‹bermensch Shewie's Avatar
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    Forget your £30 cuben fiber jobbies, this is what you need ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr4dp...yer_embedded#!

    Price expected to be around £50 !!

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    EXCELLENT idea... If theres a reasonable way of getting one of these I'm buying one!


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    great business idea to sell unnecessary stuff to the well-off (£50!? )

    Drybag laundry isn't a new concept

    you could just buy yourself a normal drybag for about a tenner and work fractionally harder, (and, it really doesn't matter in this situation if it leaks a little) and maybe add a piece of bobbly rubber matting to it if you feel the need...

    sorry to be cynical but it's a higher tech/higher cost solution to an age-old everyday issue

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    Not quite sure where Shewie got the 1AUD = 1GBP but my maths work it out to be around £30.

    Your right, its not a new idea I've used a dry bag in the past to do a bit of light washing.

    I run most days even when on holiday and one of the biggest hassles is running in the morning and finding that your synth top/socks are starting to pong by lunchtime. Washing small amounts of light weight clothing is a PITA doubly especially if your constantly on the move. I'd be more than happy to pay a bit of a premium what, 10/15 quid? for the internal rubber bits and an airlock.


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    What an absolute non product, and waste of money.

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    Interesting idea, but probably not that necessary. It could be good at base camps and on extended expeditions but I think that there are easier and cheaper ways to wash your gear. I'd also be worried that it might damage more delicate clothes - merino wool perhaps? I might use the technique, but certainly won't be buying it any time soon.

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    ‹bermensch Bedouin's Avatar
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    >there are easier and cheaper ways to wash your gear.
    Care to elaborate?

    >I'd also be worried that it might damage more delicate clothes
    Its in effect a hand wash although I guess that theres nothing to stop you using a Dhobi Walha technique.

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    Interesting idea. However, you could easily make one from a dry bag and one of those spiky rubber ball things you often see in places that sell childrens toys e.g. National Trust shop.

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    If you used one of the Sea to Summit bags with an Event base, you wouldn't need the valve to vent the air.

    Here's some spiky rubber balls that flash. Maybe a bit big at 8cm, but I am sure you can get smaller ones.

    http://www.whositfor.co.uk/store/pro...ikey-Air-ball/

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekinthesticks View Post
    Interesting idea. However, you could easily make one from a dry bag and one of those spiky rubber ball things
    Come on admit it you along with a few others decided to save a few quid on having to buy a new address book by using an old phone directory.... you just crossed everyone out that you didn't know.

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    Why the need for spikes ? Let the air bubbles do the work like in a 'washing machine'.

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    I've ten little "spikes" permanently attached to the end of my arms, primitive i know but i'm sure with time and a leeetle bit of evolution......

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    ‹bermensch Bedouin's Avatar
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    Peebz, not if its inflated like a pillow!

    Twig, yes there are lots of things we could do but in this modern world we usually delegate things by spending a bit of money. Most people could make bread but they choose to buy it in a supermarket. Yup you could make one of these wash bags Heath Robinson style but for a few quid extra you cando it much better with less hassle.... whats wrong with that?

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    You're just a gear tart bedders, £50 for that is rediculous when a £10 dry bag would work just as well.

    Each to their own though.

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    When would you really..really need it ? In my experience its the lack of water or drying sunshine that jepardises (sp) the washing of clothes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedouin View Post
    >there are easier and cheaper ways to wash your gear.
    Care to elaborate? [/QUOTE]In a bowl or a normal dry bag? I'm not saying that it's a bad idea or product, but as a cash strapped student a washing bag isn't on the top of my wishlist!

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    Twig, where the F do you get £50 from?? its about £30 does trying to claim it costs £50 make you feel better or something? Go figure :/

    A number of people it appears have also asked "why not just use a dry bag?".... it appears that the integral washboard makes a huge difference to the performance.

    Peebz, I travel a fair bit and could see my self using this in my hotel room to wash a running top/socks underwear etc as well as at camp. I've never found water to be of particular issue.

    Explorer, Hard up student... happy days it didn't seem like that at the time but looking back they were happy days*. Anyway sorry to be brutal but I'm not a hard up student (or hard up anything else come to think of it) and the cost over a standard dry bag is a few quid..... I'm prepared to give it a punt.

    *Mind they paid me to go, gave me supplementary benefit during the holidays along with housing benefit and beer was cheap!

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    Fifty quid, 30 quid, either way it's proposterous and a total waste of money.

    If you can't improvise a was of washing a few items of clothing without forking out that kind of money you want your bumps feeling.

    To coin a phrase, "the mind boggles".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedouin View Post
    I travel a fair bit and could see my self using this in my hotel room to wash a running top/socks underwear etc
    Ever heard of sinks. ?

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    Yes Twigs but where will you brush your teeth?

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