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Pack Care

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 – get all your gear out, shake the dirt out, wipe and scrub out nasty stains with a mild detergent  
  • If it’s wet hang it to dry, out of direct sunlight.
  • Loosen all the straps, in particular, the load lifter straps on the harness.
  • Store your pack in a cool, dry location
  • Wash your pack every now and then.

      1)    If your pack has a removable harness and hipbelt remove them from the pack body.
2) Clean your pack and components in a bathtub or large sink using a mild detergent and warm water. 

3)    Agitate the pack gently and then rinse  thoroughly.
Hang dry outdoors or in a well ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

 (Do not immerse travel packs with our High Road™ Wheeled Chassis.  Instead wipe the exterior of the chassis and scrub stains on the pack fabric using a bucket of warm water and mild detergent.)

 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 pack.   

Tent & Gear Solar Proof – Use this spray-on product to protect your pack from UV exposure and to improve water repellency.