Caring For Your Pack
Recommended methods of cleaning hydration bladders:
- Use a small amount of mild soap with water to fill the inside of the bladder. Rinse clean. If any water remains, squeeze the bite valve to drain any standing water out of the tube.
- Backpacker magazine suggested filling the bladder with water and dropping in an Efferdent tablet. Let sit overnight and rinse.
Ripstop Duralite Polyester; Tarmac Crossweave
Because these fabrics have a special coating and backing, products made with these fabrics should NEVER be put in the washer or dryer. The best way to clean these types of fabric is with a damp cloth. For really tough stains, consult a dry cleaner.
Because this fabric has a special coating and backing, products made with nylon should NEVER be put in the washer or dryer. The best way to clean these types of fabric is with a damp cloth.
Cotton Canvas (with no leather)
Machine wash cold. Canvas can bleed, so always wash the bag separately. To dry, pack bag with towels to keep the bag's shape and let air dry.
Leather can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Some quality leather cleaners can also be used. NEVER put any product with leather in the washer and dryer.
NEVER put wheeled products or products with internal structure in the washer or dryer.
Please Note: High Sierra is not responsible for products damaged while being cleaned.
Most High Sierra Sport products come with a lifetime warranty*. Please see product hang tags for specifics, or visit our Warranty page for more information.
Some High Sierra products come with a limited warranty.