How to Clean My Osprey Backpack

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How to Clean My Osprey Backpack
Keep your Osprey backpack clean. (backpacker image by michael baier from

Osprey backpacks are prized by hikers, campers and students alike for their high quality, low maintenance and trusted durability. Through light, routine cleaning, owners can keep their Osprey bags in good, clean condition without hassle, though the company does recommend giving the bag a thorough washing on occasion, especially after heavy or extended use.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Scrub brush
  • Mild laundry detergent
  • Tub/basin

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    Clean the pack after each use by removing each item (such as sleeping bag or tent), shaking out debris and wiping and/or scrubbing stains with a brush and mild laundry detergent.

    How to Clean My Osprey Backpack
    Taking care of an Osprey bag involves low maintenance. (camping image by DOLPHIN from
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    Wash your Osprey backpack more thoroughly by filling a bathtub or large basin with enough warm water to submerge the pack. Remove harness or hipbelt before washing. Add mild detergent to the water and agitate the pack in the suds. Remove and rinse thoroughly in clean water.

    How to Clean My Osprey Backpack
    (woman with a backpack image by forca from
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    Hang the bag to dry outdoors or in a ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

    How to Clean My Osprey Backpack
    Hang the backpack out to dry. (hanging clothes image by Aaron Kohr from

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