First the good news: TETON makes aluminum frame backpacks, which means you can wash the whole bag at once since aluminum won’t rust.
Also, be aware that your TETON Sports backpack shouldn’t need to be cleaned very often. They’re built to be used outdoors and should wipe clean with a soft cloth or disposable wipe in most cases. Any cleaning you do may cause your pack’s waterproofing to ware off faster. If you’re having a clean freak moment though, use the following steps:
The best way to clean your TETON Sports backpack is to:
- Fill a bath tub with a few inches of warm water and add some mild detergent.
- Agitate by hand. Your hand agitation coupled with the soap will clean the backpack. Avoid pushing the water into the foam directly—a full soak can damage your foam.
- Clean any really dirty spots by scrubbing them with a plastic mesh brush or toothbrush (for hard to reach areas).
- To dry, hang your backpack up in an open area, preferably outside in the sun.
Do not put your pack in the washing machine.