Before you can head off into the mountains for snowboarding, you need to make sure you have all the snowboard gear you need to make your trip comfortable and safe.
One item you don’t want to forget is a snowboard bag. Not only will it protect your snowboard from getting scratched or damaged, but it will also keep your things organized while you’re on the slopes. So, how to keep your snowboard bag clean?
The backpack should not be washed in a washing machine. Remove all of your gear from the bag. Vacuum clean the dust from the bag if needed. Hand washing and air drying is preferable to avoid any damage. A bag should be cleaned at least once per a season, or when it’s stained. Overwashing or overdrying should be avoided.
Here’s a quick guide on how to wash your snowboard bag so it’s ready for action.
Step by Step Guide – How to Clean Snowboard Bag?
The following section is a guide on how to clean your snowboard bag step by step.
1. Collect the Necessary Tools
In order to clean your snowboard bag prepare the following items: a sponge, a soft bristle brush, a bucket or water container, some soap/washing powder/detergent and lukewarm water.
2. Remove the Contents
Before you can start to clean the bag, you need to remove all of the contents. This includes any snowboarding equipment that you have packed in there. You may also use a vacuum cleaner to remove any excess dirt or dust before washing.
3. Wash the Bag
Gently wipe the bag inside & outside with the sponge and warm soapy water. If there is any dirt or mud, use the brush to scrub it off.
Handwashing is the best way to clean your snowboard bag to avoid any damage. You may even soak and rinse the bag as well. Don’t forget to clean the zipper, too.
4. Spot Wash if Necessary
Spot wash the really dirty spots if needed. Do not apply too much pressure while washing the bag to avoid damaging it.
Use a stain remover where needed, but try not to saturate the fabric, and avoid using too much.
5. Remove Excess Water
After washing, use a towel to remove excess water from the bag. Towels are really good at absorbing water, so they will help to speed up the drying process.
6. Let the Bag Dry
Air dry the bag by hanging it somewhere in a well-ventilated area. Do not put it in the tumble dryer as this may damage the fabric.
It usually takes a day for the bag to completely dry. Hang the bag upside down, so that the water doesn’t accumulate inside.
How Often Should You Clean Your Snowboard Bag?
Ideally, you should clean your snowboard bag after each season.
However, if the bag is dirty or stained, you may need to clean it more often. Just be sure not to overwash or overdry the fabric as this can damage it.
Don’t wait until it’s too dirty, it’s easier to clean at once with wipes or while a stain is fresh.
How to Dry Your Snowboard Bag?
The best way to dry your snowboard bag is to air dry it. You can do this by hanging it up in a well-ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight as this can fade the fabric due to the UV rays. It is usually about a day for the bag to dry thoroughly.
Snowboard Washing FAQs
The following section provides some frequently asked questions about how to wash a snowboard bag.
Can You Machine Wash a Snowboard Bag?
No, washing a sports bag in a machine is not good for the machine or the bag. The agitation of the machine and the heat can damage both. A series of hand wash should be practical with a brush or a sponge as explained above.
Can You Wash a Waterproof Bag?
Read the washing instructions of the waterproof bag, since not all of them can be washed. Your individual product will come with proper care instructions on the best way to clean it. If you’re not sure, contact the manufacturer.
Can You Use a Dryer to Dry a Snowboard Bag?
No, similarly with the washing machine, it’s not good for the product or the tumble dryer. The heat will damage the material and it may take a long time to dry. Try hanging it up in a well-ventilated area instead.
A snowboard bag is an important item to have when hitting the slopes. By following this step by step guide, you can ensure that your snowboard bag is clean and ready to go for your next trip.
Be sure to wash the bag from time to time, and air dry it for the best results.