How often should I wash my backpack?
This really depends on how dirty you get while using it! After every tour, Deuter recommends emptying your backpack completely and brushing soiled areas with soapy water. Make sure all zippers are kept clean.
What is the best way to clean my backpack?
Place the backpack in a tub or shower filled with water and wash with pH-neutral soap. Dirt and stains can be easily cleaned with a soft brush. Salt stains on the carrying system can be removed by simply washing with soap and plenty of water. Allow to fully dry before storing in a well-ventilated place. Do not iron. Do not wash in the washing machine.
What’s the best way to keep my backpack waterproof?
For the first few years, the backpack material offers great water protection. However, as the material ages, water resistance will decrease. In heavy rain water may seep through the zippers and seams. For longer journeys we recommend using a rain cover or to keep your gear 100 percent dry, waterproof bags in the backpack should be used.