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Thread: Tri-Star: Machine Washable?

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    Tri-Star: Machine Washable?

    How do you Tri-Star owners wash the bag? Do you have to wash it by hand, or is it machine washable? Are you decreasing the life-span of the bag by throwing it in the washing machine?

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    Absolutely NOT! It is not good for the bag and voids the warranty. See here. TOM BIHN: FAQs
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    definitely do not machine wash it. the tag inside the bag should have instructions (warm water hand wash w/ mild soap, line dry, don't machine wash/bleach/iron it, says my Aeronaut's tag)

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    Thanks! That certainly answers my question. However, does this mean that it is inadvisable to take the tri-star out on trips where I expect it to get quite dirty (like backpacking / camping trips)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traveler38 View Post
    Thanks! That certainly answers my question. However, does this mean that it is inadvisable to take the tri-star out on trips where I expect it to get quite dirty (like backpacking / camping trips)?
    The ballistic material used in the TriStar is very easy to clean with a damp rag and I wouldn't worry about it getting dirty but the TriStar/Western Flyer/Aeronaut bags aren't ideally suited for backpacking because of their design - you'd be better off with a backpack type of bag like the Synapse, BrainBag or Smart Alec.

    No quality bag should be washed in a washing machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traveler38 View Post
    Thanks! That certainly answers my question. However, does this mean that it is inadvisable to take the tri-star out on trips where I expect it to get quite dirty (like backpacking / camping trips)?
    my tom bihn bags appreciate a swim in the bathtub with some mild dish soap when i get them dirty!

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    I think if this photo is any indicator, you don't need to worry about getting a TB bag dirty.



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