Herschel Supply bags are typically made of a coated cotton-poly material that is easy to clean. We do not recommend putting your bag in the washing machine!
Instead, find a gentle soap and run the bag under warm water.
- Rub the material in circles with soap to lift out any dirt and then rinse it thoroughly.
- Don’t forget to clean the inside!
- Use a cotton bud and warm water to clean any metal elements like magnets or zippers
- Hang the backpack to dry. You may need to turn it inside-out to let the inside dry as well. Straps will probably take the longest to dry.
Regularly cleaning your backpack is the best way to keep it looking like new, especially if you have a lighter coloured pack. For cotton-canvas bags, only clean the spots that that need it, rather than the whole bag.
Filson’s oil finished tin-cloth is built for years of rugged use in the great outdoors. Their special paraffin-based wax gives your Filson product extreme durability and resistance to wind and water, while remaining pliable for extended use. Adapted from their guide to jacket rewaxing, we’ve outlined the steps needed to care for your tin cloth Filson bag!
- For best results re-proof your bag in warm conditions.
- Brush all excess dirt from the area to be treated. Wipe clean with a soft cloth and cold water. Warning: Use clean cold water only. Do not use soap or detergents.
- Apply wax generously with your fingers or a clean cloth. Use light, short, circular strokes to work thoroughly in to the affected areas — usually seams, creases, and high-flex areas.
- Use a hair dryer or heat gun evenly over application, or hang in direct sunlight for a real “factory” finish.
Certain areas of your bag, around the zippers, pockets, or corners undergo heavier wear. By giving those areas a little extra protection from time to time you can maintain water repellency and ensure durability.