CARE INSTRUCTIONS

PACK CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:

All packs cleaning instructions (except fire packs):

  1. Removing yoke and waist belt is optional. These components can be washed if desired.
  2. Open every zippered and drawstring pockets as wide as possible. Empty the pack of all debris by turning upside-down and shaking vigorously.
  3. If applicable, using the frame sheet adjuster, break the Velcro bond and remove the yoke from the body of the bag, shaking debris out.
  4. Wash pack in a bath tub or large sink using warm water, a mild detergent, and a soft scrub (if needed). NOTE: Do not machine wash your pack.
  5. Use Hydrogen Peroxide to remove blood stains if needed.
  6. Rinse the pack thoroughly.
  7. Hang the clean pack to dry in the shade – do not dry your pack in direct sunlight.

Fire pack cleaning instructions only (except Hot Spot/Crewbag IA Frame):

  1. Open every zippered and drawstring pockets as wide as possible. Empty the pack of all fireline debris by turning upside-down and shaking vigorously.
  2. Using the frame sheet adjuster, break the Velcro® bond and remove the yoke from the body of the bag, shaking debris out.
  3. Please take your pack to the local Laundromat and wash using a front-loading washer on a delicate setting. NOTE: Please remove the plastic yoke adjuster and open all zippered pockets before washing.
  4. Hang the clean pack to dry in the shade – do not dry your pack in direct sunlight.

GENERAL PACK MAINTENANCE:

Zipper maintenance:

  1. Obtain a material-appropriate zipper lubricant. NOTE: Before purchasing, read the description closely to ensure it is suitable for the zipper material on your pack. i.e. metal, nylon, plastic.
  2. On unzipped zippers, use compressed air to blow out each side.
  3. Follow the application instructions provided by lubricant manufacturer.

Fabric protection:

  1. To enhance and maintain effective water repellency on your pack, we recommend using RUST-OLEUM® NeverWet® Fabric Water Repelling Spray – CLEAR.
  2. Follow the application instructions provided by manufacturer.