Traveling puts wear and tear on a nice weekender bag. Here’s how to clean a duffle bag.
Afraid to experiment with washing your bag? Good news: we did the experimenting for you, and you can easily wash your bag, with or without a washing machine! Here’s how HEX does it.
Do you need to clean your duffle bag? YES
You’re putting clean clothes into the bag, right? And you want those clothes to be clean when you wear them? Then it’s time learn how to clean a duffle bag the right way. Using the wrong soap or detergent adds to a layer of grime called biofilm on your bag.
Speaking of those “clean” clothes, they aren’t actually as clean as you think. That same biofilm is found on all kinds of laundry, and their blue laundry detergents don’t really clean it.
First, check the fabric.
Can your duffle bag be machine washed?
Luggage is built tough to protect your stuff while you travel. So yes, a duffle bag is usually tough enough to go in a washing machine! Modern machines with settings for waterproof materials are especially helpful for weatherproofed baggage. So let’s break it down for you:
How to clean a duffle bag
Of course, HEX recommends you always first follow the manufacturer’s product care instructions, to be safe. But when the brand doesn’t provide product care information, you’ve got to figure out how to clean a duffle bag. Luckily for you, HEX is here to help (and we’ve done the experimenting already!)
Using HEX on a new bag will protect the fabric from stains and stink while traveling.
How to clean a duffle bag without a machine
How to hand wash a duffle bag
If you err on the side of caution and want to avoid machine washing your duffle, HEX Performance Ultra+ Dual Action Gear Wash can be used for hand washing and spot cleaning as well. Find a sink or large bucket of water, a scrub brush, and some elbow grease. We prefer to let the machine and HEX do the work. Of course, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions as well.
How to clean a duffle bag while traveling
Stash a bottle of HEX Spray & Go in your bag to clean, deodorize, and protect your bag, shoes, and any other fabrics that aren’t quite fresh.
Try HEX to live clean while traveling
HEX Performance was created by pro athlete Drew Westervelt. The idea sparked while he was traveling cross country, storing sweaty, dirty gear in his bags and car. If HEX works for that level of odor and dirt, it’ll work for you! But don’t just take our word for it. Try it yourself! HEX Gear Wash can be purchased online here, through Amazon, and through Target.com.
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