Our packs are virtually indestructible and with proper care should last a lifetime. Over the years the material will develop a softer appearance, and a unique patina. These battle scars improve the look of the packs, and remind us of the numerous adventures we have been on—that freshly unboxed look is hardly badass.
If you have been on a particularly muddy mission, however, or have been climbing in a salty environment (sea cliff climbing for example), you can follow these simple instructions to clean your pack.
Brush off any loose dirt.
Wash with mild soap (not detergent) and water.
Rub with a soft cotton cloth.
Hang to dry.
Do not machine wash or tumble dry your pack—high temperatures can degrade the material properties and could even cause delamination. Do not use bleach or any other solvent.