We know that many of our customers use our products in all different kinds of ways. Some of you use the RIG 9800 for your MX gear, others use the Endurance bags for training and competition, and some of you take a backpack from home to the office. No matter how you use your OGIO bag, it’s bound to get dirty, grimy and yes, even smelly.
I use the Endurance 9.0 for all of my mountain biking gear and after a good long ride I’ll throw my sweat-soaked helmet, jersey, shorts, socks and gloves into the bag and head home. But after about 7 uses, I noticed that my bag started to stink. Imagine that! Not to mention that it started to pick up dirt and grease just from having the bag on the ground and next to my bike during transportation.
So, how do clean your OGIO product?
Before we begin, it is important to note that any damaged caused to your OGIO bag due to cleaning will void the products warranty. Please be careful and use common sense.
Option #1: Wash by hand
Fill a sink or clean tub with cold to warm water and add a mild detergent.
With a soft bristled brush, a tooth brush will work (make sure you use someone else’s and not your own) rub the dirt or stain, lightly, in a clockwise-counter-clockwise motion. Think of the Karate kid “Wax on….Wax off” and make sure you breathe in through your nose and out your mouth!
When you’re done, and the spot is free and clear, rinse and hang your bag up to dry. It might be best to turn the bag inside-out to make sure that it dries completely. This will help avoid mold or mildew.
Option #2 (My favorite): Throw it in the washing machine.
ONLY do this if you have a front loading washing machine.
Because most of our products have straps, they can get caught in the agitator or snagged on something thus resulting in a torn strap. To avoid this put your bag in a pillow case or mesh bag. Preferably something where the OGIO bag won’t slip out of during the wash cycle.
Wash the pack in COLD water with a mild detergent on the gentle cycle.
Once done, hang the pack to dry. Be careful not to hang the pack in the sun as it may get sun-bleached.
Probably best to turn the bag inside-out to ensure that it is completely dry.
That should be it! You’re on your way to a very clean bag. And I’m on my way to the mountain for another ride. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our warranty department. You can reach them at 800.922.1944 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.