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Posted: 1/17/2015 5:47:01 PM EST
What is the recommended way to wash a 5.11 Rush 12 backpack? I've had it for about a year and a half... It has gotten pretty dusty/dirty since I take it to work everyday.

What is the best way to wash it?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:50:48 PM EST
Boot Camp style. Garden hose and scrub brush.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:53:24 PM EST
if its genuin cordura you and any foam padding is closed cell you can machine wash it. My old eagle packs have been machine washed often.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:55:27 PM EST
Fill full of rocks, put on and jump in lake.

See how many ARFcommers guns you can find while you're down there.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:01:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By StevenH:
if its genuin cordura you and any foam padding is closed cell you can machine wash it. My old eagle packs have been machine washed often.
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Yup, then open all the pockets and hang outside for a day or two. Since you're in Arizona, maybe for a couple of hours.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:12:09 PM EST
Completely remove contents. Let sink fill up with warm water. Put pack in water and swish / scrub on it with your hands. Let sit overnight. Retrieve bag next day and let air dry.

At least that's what I did after an ice pack exploded in a pack. Seemed to get it clean enough.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:15:41 PM EST
Correct way? Scrub brush + warm, soapy water.
The way most people would do it? Washing machine + TSP, or hang it up at a car was and spray it off with the high pressure hose.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:20:24 PM EST
You wear it in the rain bitch.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:23:08 PM EST
I've carried my Rush 12 for five years now. I use a air compressor and blow it off.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:26:11 PM EST
5.11 soap on a rope
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:38:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nameless_Hobo:
Correct way? Scrub brush + warm, soapy water.
The way most people would do it? Washing machine + TSP, or hang it up at a car was and spray it off with the high pressure hose.
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Hang on car. Drive thru car wash. Drive back home and let air dry.

Multi task like an operator.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:56:52 PM EST
Air compressor to blow off the loose dust. Pressure washer to get the rest off.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:02:06 PM EST
I just machine wash with Oxy-Clean and put in dryer with a load of towels.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:04:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By StevenH:
if its genuin cordura you and any foam padding is closed cell you can machine wash it. My old eagle packs have been machine washed often.
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Yep, done the same to my Maxpedition packs in the past with no issues
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:13:44 PM EST
I opened mine up completely and ran it through the wash on gentle cycle. Hung it up next to the woodstove to dry.
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