How to best maintain your accessory
Waxed Canvas Care
Please do not machine wash, dry clean or iron your waxed canvas bag. Never use detergent or solvent cleaners. Remove as much dried debris and dirt with a brush first. Then apply cold water to the dirty surface. Never use hot water. Gently use a soft scrub brush or wet sponge on the damp bag, rinse, and let it dry. As a last resort for stubborn stains, a mild bar soap may be used. Make sure to test a small inconspicuous area first. Too much soap will prematurely strip away the protective wax coating on your canvas.
Over time, the waxed coating on your canvas bag may wear away in spots. We recommend touching up (reproofing) your waxed canvas with Martexin Original Wax refinishing compound every 1-2 years, which can help restore the original factory look and protect your bag against the elements. A step by step guide for refinishing your gear can be found here.
Inner Tube Care
Please do not machine wash, dry clean or iron your inner tube bag. You may spot clean with a damp cloth and a solution of mild soap and water. Make sure not to get any soapy water on any waxed canvas parts of your bag. Rinse soapy areas thoroughly. Inner tubes can also be periodically reconditioned with rubber/tire dressings found in many automotive stores. We really like Chemical Guys New Car Shine Premium Dressing. It is water based, smells great, restores and conditions the rubber and protects against damaging UVA/UVB rays. Do not apply this or other rubber conditioners directly on the bag. Instead, apply the dressing to a clean microfiber cloth and rub the cloth on the inner tubes. Remove any excess dressing with another fresh cloth and buff. A second coat may be applied for a “wet” look. This conditioning treatment will extend the life of your bag by helping to prevent the rubber from becoming brittle and cracking.
Our new liners are made from a water resistant, durable, easy to clean ripstop nylon. It is helpful to turn the bag inside out to remove all loose debris before wetting the material. You may use a mild solution of soap and water to spot clean any soiled areas. Rub with a soft, clean cloth or sponge then rinse with fresh water. Hang to dry before turning the bag right side out again.