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How To Clean Your Timbuk2 Bag

How To Clean Your Timbuk2 Bag

How To Clean Your Timbuk2 Bag


  • We recommend spot cleaning, but you can give your bag a nice soak and scrub if it needs it
  • Do NOT put your Timbuk2 bag in the Washer
  • Do NOT put your Timbuk2 bag in the Dryer

Our bags are known for being tough and playing rough. Over time this may begin to show a little on the outside, especially when it comes to lighter fabrics. Don't be afraid to give your bag a good solid dunk and scrub in the tub, sink or a bucket.

Stuff that will help:

  • Bucket
  • Damp towel or sponge
  • Mild detergent (Do not use detergents with harsh chemicals as it will damage the fabric)
  • Cleaning tool/Scrubber
  • Water source

Step 1:

Fill bucket with the mild detergent and some water. Dip your cleaning tool/scrubber into the bucket and get ready to scrub.

Step 2:

Scrub scrub scrub!! But be gentle.

  • Note: Do not scrub the inside of your bag, Custom Messenger Bags among other bags with Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) lining will get damaged if scrubbed
  • When cleaning the inside of your bag, use the damp towel or sponge to wipe the lining.

Step 3:

Wipe off the suds with a towel.

Step 4:

Hang/lay your bag and leave it out to dry.

  • Be sure not to place your bag under harsh weather conditions that could cause some damage while it being exposed...oh and be sure it’s sunny outside, can’t dry a bag if it’s raining… yeah you'd be surprised to know how many people have tried that.