Even if it looks clean at first glance, the shoulders and back may still absorb a lot of sweat, and if you look closely, you'll notice that the bottom is darkened. In fact, they are often very dirty.
When it comes to outdoor backpacks, there are times when they get dirty with dust and mud.
Because it is something you use (wear) often, you want to wash it properly to keep it clean and comfortable.
Points to check before washing your backpack
Be sure to check the washing label before washing!Before you start washing your backpack! First, it is important to check whether the material is washable at home.
Check the washing instructions tag on your backpack to make your decision.
Washing methods vary depending on the material of the backpack
OK: Machine washable material・Nylon ・Polyester ・Cotton
OK: Materials that should be washed by hand・Things that are water-repellent or waterproof ・Dark-colored cotton/linen ・Things that fade easily ・Things that you are concerned about losing their shape
NG: Material that cannot be washed with water・Leather ・Synthetic leather
Final check before washing | 3 important preparation steps
Once you have checked the material, remove all decorations from the backpack (key chains, strings, cushioning materials, etc.), remove all pockets, and make sure there are no accessories inside or outside the backpack.
Turn your empty backpack inside out and remove any dust or debris that has accumulated in the four corners of the inside.
Since it's a small part, you can easily remove it with a toothbrush.
Make sure to remove the small dust and dirt that accumulates in the four corners of your pockets, which are often overlooked.
If it is difficult to remove with a toothbrush, you can try using something sharp like a toothpick.
remove stains and dust
If there are any dirt or stains that you are concerned about, use a damp toothbrush with detergent and lightly scrub the area (be careful not to scrub too hard as this will damage the fabric).
For outdoor backpacks, it is best to remove dirt and dust from the entire bag.
Don't forget these 3 steps as it will make a difference in how well it washes!
｜Hand washing & washing machine ｜How to wash your backpack, tips and tricks
When washing your backpack by hand
Dissolve fashionable detergent in lukewarm water and press wash.First, make a cleaning solution by filling a container with lukewarm water and dissolving the fashion detergent.
Then, put your backpack in it and wash it by hand.
When the cleaning solution becomes cloudy and you are able to remove the stains, rinse it off and dry it with a towel.
(To prevent the parts from deteriorating, do not press wash them for a long time.) If possible, after rinsing, spin the clothes in a washing machine (for less than 1 minute).
At this time, packing a bath towel in your backpack will prevent it from losing its shape.
When washing your backpack with a washing machine
Stylish washing course by turning clothes inside out and putting them in a net
When you're ready, turn the backpack inside out and place it in a laundry net, and wash it using a gentle washing cycle such as the "Fashionable Washing Cycle/Dry Cycle" using a fashionable laundry detergent.
(If you cannot select a course, please manually wash for 6 to 7 minutes, rinse at least 2 times, and dehydrate for less than 1 minute.) When dehydrating, use the backpack as described for hand washing. We recommend packing a bath towel inside.
Depending on the material, it may not be possible to release the water that has accumulated inside the backpack, so it may be effective to put a bath towel inside.
Precautions when dehydrating in a washing machine When dehydrating in a washing machine, "balance" within the tank is important.
During dehydration, water is blown away using centrifugal force caused by rapidly rotating the washing tub.
If you put only one item that has a certain size and weight in it, such as a backpack, and rotate it, it will put a strong local load on it, and the rotation will not be balanced properly, causing a rattling and loud noise. There is a possibility that an error will occur and it will stop.
When dehydrating in a washing machine, it is important to maintain balance in the tank, so instead of using a backpack alone, put a bath towel or other item in it and dehydrate it together. It is recommended that you do so.
How to dry and maintain your backpack
Newspaper in your backpack to prevent it from losing its shape
After dehydrating, stuff crumpled newspaper inside your backpack and let it dry flat in a well-ventilated, shaded area.
At the same time as preventing the backpack from losing its shape, the newspaper absorbs the moisture inside the backpack and dries quickly.
To make your backpack last longerTo keep your favorite backpack in good condition for a long time, ・Once it is completely dry, apply a water-repellent/waterproof spray to prevent dirt from sticking to it. ・Store it in a well-ventilated place. ・If it gets dirty, clean it immediately. Points such as wiping with water are also important.
Also, in order to use it comfortably and with love, please try to wash it regularly.
If you can't dry it flat or don't have newspaper, open all the zippers and hang it upside down for better ventilation.
easy! Wash your backpack with soaking detergent Rinenna #1
If you have Rinenna #1, just leave it on for about 30 minutes! !Whether you wash your clothes by hand or in the washing machine, Linenna's laundry detergent can remove stubborn dirt, stains, and even unpleasant odors.
How to soak and washFirst, put 4 liters of hot water at about 40℃ and 2 spoons of Rinenna #1 in a soaking container, such as a bucket, and stir well to dissolve.
After thoroughly soaking the backpack in the soaking liquid, all you have to do is leave it for about 30 to 60 minutes.
(It's a good idea to fill a plastic bottle with water so that the entire backpack is soaked in the soaking liquid.)
After soaking | Hand washing backpackNo scrubbing required at all ! Change the water in the bucket, rinse twice with clean water, and spin in the washing machine.
*When dehydrating, pack a bath towel in your backpack to prevent it from losing its shape.
After soaking | Machine washable backpackJust put it in a laundry net and put it in the washing machine with the liquid ! (Since I thoroughly soak and wash with Rinenna #1, there is no need to add additional detergent to the washing machine.)
You can leave the rest to the washing machine in the "Fashionable clothes washing mode/Dry mode".
*Similar to washing your hands, we recommend packing a bath towel in your backpack when dehydrating.
Just leave it on to remove dirt.Rinenna#1&Rinenna#2 is a revolutionary laundry detergent that removes dirt with surprising ease.
Until now, we have removed dirt and stains that we could not remove even after washing desperately by rubbing and massaging. Just leave it on and it will come off cleanly.
Removes odor-causing substancesWith Linenna's laundry detergent, you can thoroughly remove stubborn dirt and odor-causing substances that have accumulated on your backpack that hasn't been washed in years.
By soaking and washing There are many repeat customers who are having fun with it , but can't put it down because there is a huge difference in the finished product.
Easily wash your backpack at home!There are probably many people who have a backpack at home that has never been washed since it was purchased.
From babies and children to adults, business and outdoor use. Having a clean backpack always makes going out more enjoyable.
In order to feel refreshed and use your favorite backpack every day, please try doing laundry at home!