CARING FOR YOUR PACK
+ After each trip be sure to clean out your pack thoroughly.
+ Use mild soap like Nikwax Tech Wash, warm water and a soft brush to clean zippers often to prevent them from failing.
+ If your pack is wet, hang it to dry.
+ Loosen all the straps.
+ Wash your pack if dirt, sweat, salt and stains have worked their way into fabrics, webbing or mesh.
(Do not immerse travel packs with our High Road™ Wheeled Chassis.)
1. If your pack has a removable harness and hipbelt remove them from the pack body.
2. Brush out and remove gear, food, dirt or spilled items.
3. Don’t wash in washing machine. Clean your pack and components in a bathtub or large sink using a mild soapand warm water. Osprey recommends Nikwax Tech Wash.
4. Agitate the pack gently and scrub inside and out all compartment and pockets with a soft brush.
5. Brush clean all zippers and flush clean the buckles.
6. Drain the soapy and dirty water from the bathtub or sink and refill with cool clean water. Rinse the pack thoroughly.
7. Hang dry outdoors or in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
+ Rinsing it out after each use should keep your reservoir fresh, especially when using sugary drink mixes.
+ Periodically use Bottle Bright Tablets to clean your reservoir.
+ Using Iodine or other purifying tablets are ok to use but may stain the reservoir over time.
+ Freezing your reservoir is ok but be aware of water expanding when freezing so don’t overfill.
+ DO NOT pour boiling hot liquid into the reservoir; it will void your warranty.
+ Watch “Cleaning an Osprey Hydraulics™ Reservoir” video on Osprey Packs YouTube page.
1. Rinse out the reservoir and fill with warm water and a mild detergent, do not use Bleach or boiling water.
2. Use the large brush from our Hydraulics™ Reservoir Cleaning Kit to scrub the interior of the reservoir.
3. Remove the hose from the reservoir and the bite valve from the hose and use the small brush from our Hydraulics™ Reservoir Cleaning Kit to scrub the interior of the hose.
4. Remove the silicone bite valve cover and clean it and the bite valve with warm soapy water.
5. Let the hose and bite valve dry in a well-ventilated area.
6. Insert the drying rack from the Hydraulics™ Reservoir Cleaning Kit through the cap and into the reservoir to hang and let dry and in well-ventilated area.
(Do not immerse travel packs with Osprey’s Wheeled Chassis)
1. After each trip brush out and remove all gear, clothes, food, dirt or spilled items.
2. Use mild soap, warm water and a soft brush to clean zippers often to prevent them from failing.
3. Wipe the exterior of the chassis and scrub stains on and in the pack fabric using a bucket of warm water, mild detergent and a soft brush or sponge.
4. Use a wet towel with clean non-soapy water to wipe away any soap residue.
5. Hang dry outdoors or in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.