Your pack is an extremely durable product built for years of use and abuse. However some basic procedures will ensure that your pack holds up optimally. Packs need love too!
+ After each trip be sure to clean out your pack thoroughly.
+ Use mild soap, warm water and a soft brush to clean zippers often to prevent them from failing
+ If your pack is wet, hang it to dry.
+ Loosen all the straps.
+ Wash your pack if dirt, sweat, salt and stains have worked their way into fabrics, webbing or mesh
(Do not immerse travel packs with our High Road™ Wheeled Chassis.)
WASHING YOUR PACK
1 If your pack has a removable harness and hipbelt remove them from the pack body.
2 Brush out and remove gear, food, dirt or spilled items
3 Don’t wash in washing machine. Clean your pack and components in a bathtub or large sink using a mild detergent and warm water.
4 Agitate the pack gently and scrub inside and out all compartment and pockets with a soft brush
5 Brush clean all zippers and flush clean the buckles
6 Drain the soapy and dirty water from the bathtub or sink and refill with cool clean water. Rinse the pack thoroughly
7 Hang dry outdoors or in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
RESERVOIR STANDARD MAINTENENCE
+ Our reservoir’s anti-microbial formula prevents most mold and bacteria growth.
+ Rinse it out after each use it should keep your reservoir fresh, especially when using sugary drink mixes
+ Periodically use Hydraulics™ Cleaning Tablets to clean your reservoir
+ Using Iodine or other purifying tablets are ok to use but may stain the reservoir over time
+ Freezing your reservoir is ok but be aware of water expanding when freezing so don’t overfill
+ DO NOT pour boiling hot liquid into the reservoir; it will void your warranty
+ Watch “Cleaning an Osprey Hydraulics™ Reservoir” video on Osprey Packs YouTube® page
CLEANING WITH THE HYDRAULICS™ CLEANING TABLETS
1 Fill reservoir with warm water, do not use boiling water
2 Add one cleaning tablet to reservoir and close the cap
3 Let dissolve for 5 minute with the reservoir laying on it back
4 Shake the reservoir for 30 seconds the reservoir to mix and spread the solution
5 Pinch the bite valve and squeeze the reservoir to remove air and fill the reservoir hose and bite valve with solution
6 Let reservoir sit for 15 and then pour out solution
7 Rinse reservoir and tube with clean water
8 Follow directions for Cleaning Your Reservoir below for a deeper clean after these steps
CLEANING YOUR RESERVOIR
1 Rinse out the reservoir and fill with warm water and a mild detergent, do not use Bleach or boiling water
2 Use the large from our Hydraulics™ Reservoir Cleaning Kit to scrub the interior of the reservoir
3 Remove the hose from the reservoir and the bite valve from the hose and use the small brush from our Hydraulics™ Reservoir Cleaning Kit to scrub the interior of the hose
4 Remove the silicone bite valve cover and clean it and the bite valve with warm soapy water
5 Let the hose and bite valve dry in a well-ventilated area
6 Insert the drying rack from the Hydraulics™ Reservoir Cleaning Kit through the cap and into the reservoir to hang and let dry and in well-ventilated area
WHEELED TRAVEL LUGGAGE
+ Do not immerse travel packs with Osprey's Wheeled Chassis.
1 After each trip brush out and remove all gear, clothes, food, dirt or spilled items
2 Use mild soap, warm water and a soft brush to clean zippers often to prevent them from failing
3 Wipe the exterior of the chassis and scrub stains on and in the pack fabric using a bucket of warm water, mild detergent and a soft brush or sponge
4 Use wet towel with clean non-soapy water to wipe away any soap residue
5 Hang dry outdoors or in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
RECOMMENDED CLEANING PRODUCTS FOR PACKS OR LUGGAGE
Osprey recommends the following Nikwax® products for pack care. Be sure to read label directions carefully before applying any product to your pack.
Tech Wash- Use this with warm water for washing and cleaning your packs or luggage
Tent & Gear Solar Proof- Use this spray-on product to protect your packs from UV exposure and to improve water repellency.