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What’s the best travel clothesline?

What is the best clothesline for traveling and backpacking?

Do you even need a clothesline for travel? If you are planning to wash your clothes on the road, something more than just your underwear, and more than just a couple of times, then the answer is yes. You most likely will need a clothesline, or at least a bungee cord that you can use as a clothesline.

Scroll down to see what are the best options out there.

Best Travel Clothesline

What are the options? And which one to choose?

Which one is the best clothesline for travelers right now?

Quick Answer:



The cheapest option? If you have a bungee cord, you can use it as a clothesline.

1. HAWATOUR Portable Travel Clothesline (click for more details)

An elastic travelers clothesline with clothespins.

Overall the best travel clothesline, our favorite.

It’s simple. It’s easy to use. And it’s just so much better for traveling than most of clotheslines. Because it’s made with travelers in mind. Take for example, the clothespins. You don’t have carry your own clothespins. There are “built-in” ones. They are tight. And they don’t slide. There are special clips for that purpose.

Thanks to its hooks the clothesline itself is very easy to set up, versatile and will hold on very well.

The line is made from stainless steel.

MAX LENGTH: 10 ft / 3 meters

2. Lewis N. Clark Adjustable Latex Clothesline (click for more details)

A versatile, adjustable travel washing line.

Thanks to its triple-braid design you can hang your clothes without using clothespins. You simply hang your clothes between the cords. Unlike many others you can attach the Lewis N. Clark clotheslines in several ways – either using the straps or the suction cups.

It’s lightweight, very durable, and made of latex.

Comes with a storage pouch, suction cups and a carabiner.

MAX LENGTH: 6 ft / 1.8 meters

3. Coghlan’s Bungee Clothesline (click for more details)

A simple, portable outdoor clothesline.

You can use it as a camping clothesline or at home in the yard.

Just like the Lewis N. Clark clotheslines you can use this one without any clothespins. Just hang your clothes between the cords. Easier for you and no need to worry about clothespins. The only downside is that not everyone likes to hang their clothes this way. It takes some time to get used to it.

MAX LENGTH: 6 ft / 1.8 meters

4. EverSport Clothesline (click for more details)

An adjustable, windproof clothesline (2-pack).

Thanks to its design, it’s very easy to adjust the length of this line, plus – because of the same reason it’s very lightweight (only 2 oz), and the wind is going through it. Use it at home, in your bathroom, on your balcony or while traveling and camping. Hang your clothes using hangers or clothespins (not included).

MAX LENGTH: 16.4 ft / 5 meters

5. Travelon Travel Clothes Line (click for more details)

A compact, portable clothesline for travel.

Just like many travel clotheslines you can use this one without any clothespins. Just hang your clothes between its cords.

The line features large suction cups, used to secure it to the walls or tiles. If you would like to use it while camping, or if there’s no walls to secure it to, you can easily remove the suction cups and use the carabiner/hook. Or don’t remove them, as the carabiner is big enough to use it with them on.

6. Sun & Sheets Compact Adjustable Travel Bungee Clothesline (click for more details)

An adjustable, portable clothesline for camping or travel.

This portable clothes line is durable, colorfast, and with it you can secure your clothes without clips or pins. Thanks to the fact that it’s colorfast, you don’t have worry about the color bleeding into your clothes.

Attach it to anything from door knobs to trees.

Washing Your Clothes While Traveling

Washing your clothes while traveling and backpacking is easy.

Even if there’s no laundry service or laundromat.

Just bring a travel laundry soap bar, learn how to do it and wash your clothes by hand. If you are like me, and you want to travel with as few possessions as possible, I have a good news for you. Many of the best soaps for camping, and also biodegradable shampoos made for hiking are multi-purpose.

You can use them also to wash your clothes.

One bottle. One solution. Multiple uses.

No more excuses not wash your clothes on the road.

Laundry on the clothesline

What Are the Alternatives?

What if you don’t want or can’t get a clothesline?

Of course, you can use just any rope you can get your hands on.

If you are in a hotel, and there’s no clothesline, you can use curtain rods to hang your laundry. But be careful, don’t put anything too heavy up there. Because you don’t want to break anything, right?

The cheapest option? If you have a bungee cord, you can use it as a clothesline.

Just as I was doing in my early travel days.

It’s a very cheap, easy to set up and versatile solution.

Do you bring a washing line with you when traveling? Or are you just fine without one? What is the best washing line you have tried?

Featured photo: by Bùi Huy from Pexels

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