Bag & Product Care
The great thing about owning a sailbag is that it likes water and responds favorably to being cleaned. Below are some tips on how to clean your sailbag(s).
Cleaning agents we recommend:
- Blue DAWN dishwashing liquid. If it’s good enough to get oil out of birds and not harm them, well…you can feel confident using it on your sailbag.
- Mild bleach bath or OxyClean to soak your bag if it’s seen a bit of the dusty trail and needs a deeper cleaning..
- Any laundry detergent works well too.
To clean your bag:
- For the smaller styles of bags (aka: non-tote or messenger style bags) – simply empty out the contents and spot treat if necessary and throw into a regular laundry load.
- Warm water or cold (I prefer warm myself).
- Hang to dry
- For the tote bags (any style), messenger bags and duffels: Spot treat if necessary. All materials are bleach color safe, so if you find you need to give it a good soak after a season of use – either fill up your washing machine, sink or tub to the right level and soak in a MILD bleach bath or use OxyClean.
- Wash on delicate (I prefer warm water, but cold works too.)
- Hang to dry. For Stowaway bags – cinch up the spinnaker drawstring and hang from the drawstring cord. For all bags, you’ll likely have to fluff them a bit back into shape after the spin cycle.