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Sea To Summit Wilderness Wash

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    • One Color, 1.3oz
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    41 Reviews


    Keep it clean.

    When it’s time to clean up in the backcountry, whether it’s dinner dishes, clothing, or your own dirty head, bust out the Sea To Summit Wilderness Wash. This super-concentrated soap is biodegradable, as well as phosphate- and fragrance-free. The tough bottle and cap ensure it won’t explode in your pack.
    • Item #STS0074

    Tech Specs

    [1.3 oz ] 1.3 oz, [3.3 oz ] 3.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    Cleaning up in the backcountry

    Tech Specs

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    Good for you, good for the earth

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I usually use dr. bronners, but no longer. Sea to Summit soap is affordable and super concentrated so you don't have to buy a huge amount. It's biodegradable so good for mother earth, and it's unscented, which I enjoy. Plus, you can use it for everything, hair, body, hands, dishes, and clothes. I'm a fan. Like Laura says though, be mindful that just because it is biodegradable does not mean it should be used near bodies of water, nor dumped out in a concentrated mess. Follow LNT values even when working with biodegradable materials.

    So Fresh and So Clean

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Unscented, biodegradable, super concentrated, and cleans well. What more could you ask for in a soap for camp clean up? As others have mentioned, a little goes a long way. If you're looking to save weight and space, definitely buy the smaller size bottle, as it will be more than enough for a quick trip for a single person.

    Scrub a Dub Dub

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This soap is the bomb. A little goes a loooooonnnnggggg way. It's highly concentrated, so no exaggeration when I say that a little goes a long way. Be mindful of Leave No Trace - this product is biodegradable, but is not meant to be used in lakes, streams, rivers (sorry to crush your Herbal Essences shampoo dreams). Pro tip - a tiny, folding travel toothbrush is perfect for dipping in the bottle and scrubbing dirty pots/pans/sporks/etc. A tiny bottle and many uses make this a backpackers dream

    Make your eye doctor proud

      This soap is a game changer -- I won't take my contacts out unless my hands are clean. You only need to use a small amount of this soap and a little water -- no excuses for sleeping in your contacts in the backcountry again.

      You Need This

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This soap is great and it lasts forever (You only need a tiny bit of it to clean anything) As mentioned in previous reviews, this isn't for use in a river, stream or lake--it's used to clean your hands and any camping dishes/materials away from a water source.
      It's a nice addition to your camping supplies. It's compact size makes it easy to bring along backpacking as well.

      You need less than you think.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is what I would consider the best backcountry soap option. I have done the classic thing and used bronner's as well but I feel like being unscented allows this to be used for more cleaning duties, and trust me there are always more cleaning duties.

      This stuff really is as concentrated as it says so take it easy! I made one 3oz bottle go almost the entirety of the John Muir Trail and the dishes were never put away dirty.

      This is not what biodegradable means. Please for the love of all that is holy do not put this in streams, rivers, and lakes. This is not responsible LNT practices and effectively negates the purpose of this soap.

      You need to take this at least 100 ft away from a water source to do your cleaning and then effectively spread the waste water around when you are done. Better even if you can bury it though in most areas it is not required. Just don't think it is safe to go straight in the water supply as it is just as harmful in some ways as none biodegrable soap to the ecology of our waterways.


      Stay clean my friends

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This is such a small bottle of soap but well worth it. This is great for backpacking. Use it to wash of my dirty hands before eating some delicious grub. I like that this is okay for the environment. Also, the worst thing when camping is not washing your cup and then you need to use it again and have to scrub it super hard. Clean it right away with this scrub at ease. Dirty grim left on dishes is the worst! Don't be that person buy this for mad cheap!

      Sea to Summit is a great brand!

      Works well and no scent

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This basically was my shower for 4 days in the back country. That and some clean wipes and dry shampoo.
      This works really well for hair and cleaning your camp dishes. I wouldn't say it does too well on your body, though. It doesn't really get the stink out (as tmi as that sounds). So I would try to carry some good wilderness wipes as well so you can try to keep yourself clean.

      Easy peasy

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Got this to keep in my pack for emergencies. Small and seemingly indestructible, it's perfect for taking a hit in my bag. Love it!

      one soap to rule them all

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      this soap is in all of my backpacks. I use it for anything and everything when on a camping trip. Not one leak. The small bottle lasts a long time. I would buy again. and again.

      No trace, No problem

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This biodegradable soap is awesome for cleaning anything you need while your 'on the trek'. It looks small but you really don't need that much because its concentrated. At this price, it doesn't really make sense not to get some.

      Does the Job

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Love using this when needing to clean some of the dishes. No need to use a lot since it is pretty concentrated. Also, you don't need to feel bad since it is biodegradable.

      One wash to rule them all

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Wilderness wash is the only soap I bring into the backcountry. Great for washing dishes or a frigid river bath. Nice to have something completely biodegradable!

      does this have coconut in it?

      does this have coconut in it?

      There is. The ingredients are as follows: Disodium ethylenediamine, tetraacetate,sodium laureth, sulfate, isothiazolinone chloride, Coconut Diethanol Amide, Sodium chloride, Acetate Chlorhexidine ,glyceryl cocoate, lauryl hydroxy sulfobetaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sacrosinate aqua.