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How to Clean a JanSport

Let's keep it clean out there, everybody. Whether you need a spot clean or generally spruce up your bag or backpack, we've got the how-to right here.


Step 1: Unload

Take everything out of each and every pocket. Turn the bag inside out or upside down and shake it over a garbage can to remove the little bits of dust and debris. Super committed? Use the hose attachment on your vacuum to get at the base and corners.


Step 2: Clean

First, back away from the washing machine. To maintain the shape and finish of your bag, we recommend cleaning by hand.

For our Cordura and 600D Polyester Fabrics (like the Right Pack, Big Student and SuperBreak), use cool water with a soft damp cloth to wipe down the interior and exterior of your pack, Never use bleach or harsh detergents on your bag. And remember to avoid any suede or leather trim on your pack as these areas could discolor if they get wet.

Hang dry

Step 3: Dry

If you used water to wash your fabric pack, hang your pack to dry completely before putting it into action again.

Adventure On

Step 4: Adventure On

For ongoing maintenance, consider a monthly routine of a quick wipe-down or brushing. With proper care, your JanSport bag will be with you for a lifetime of exploration.

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JanSport Customer Service is here to help Monday through Friday 8am - 4:30pm (CT) (USA only).