Below you will find a recommendation for washing and caring of our products:
• Dakine backpack
• Dakine bags
• Dakine fashion
• Dakine gloves
• Dakine drinking systems
Washing and maintenance of Dakine backpacks
Please note: your backpack is not suitable for washing machine. We recommend cleaning it by hand like descripted below:
To clean your Dakine backpack we recommend SENTZ-N-CLEAN® cleaning solution (here in the shop available). The environmentally friendly concentrate gently and thoroughly clean all textiles (please see application instructions on the bottle label!). Alternatively, even conventional cleaning products can be used for the cleaning of the Dakine backpack. First of all please steep empty rucksack in a bathtub filled with warm water with some detergent soak for 1 hour. Then clean the bag carefully from the inside and outside with a soft sponge or cloth. This should be sufficient for normal pollution. If the backpack is more polluted or if you have discovered some stubborn stains please pre-treat the stain with a detergent containing bleach and then wash immediately according to the recommendations on the care label. It should be noted that there are special stain remover for different types of stains. Also a soft nailbrush can provide good service.
After hand washing, the backpack should not be wrung. Drying in the dryer or the spin cycle of the washing machine is not recommended. Squeeze gently to remove excess water and hang in a dry place. In order to prevent backpack from fading do not leave it to dry in direct sunlight. Furthermore it should not be placed on the heating. To dry the inside of the backpack, it is advisable to fill the interior space of the rucksack with newspaper. In this way, moisture is quickly absorbed and pulled out of the backpack. If the main moisture is gone the backpack should hang open for several days so that it can dry out completely.
If the backpack is completely dry, we recommend a treatment with a suitable waterproofing solution to protect the product from dirt and moisture absorption. Here we recommend the MIMO-N-DRY® impregnation (also in the shop available). The environmentally friendly impregnation is suitable for all backpacks, bags, and sports clothing and can also be applied in the washing machine (please observe the instructions on the bottle label!). Depending on the degree of use a regular impregnation of the backpack is recommended.
Washing and maintenance of Dakine bags
Dakine backpacks as well as Dakine bags should not be washed in the washing machine. Here too MIMO-N-CLEAN® cleaning solution is highly suitable. In addition to the instructions on the bottle label of MIMO-N-CLEAN® cleaning solution please note the following points: First of all the bag should be completely empty. Close all pockets and zippers.
Light soiling can easily be removed with conventional laundry soap. Leave the bag soak in a mild solution of soap and warm water and gently scrubbing it with a soft sponge inside and outside. Stubborn stains should be treated carefully before soaking with a stain remover or nailbrush. It should be noted that there are special stain remover for different types of stains. Further information is available on the product. After soaking please wash out the bag with cold
Drying in the dryer or the spin cycle of the washing machine is not recommended. Squeeze gently to remove excess water and hang in a dry place. It is also advisable to stuff the bag with newspaper, so the moisture is absorbed. To dry the inside of the bag, it is advisable to fill the interior space of the bag with newspaper. In this way, moisture is quickly absorbed and pulled out of the bag.
If the backpack is completely dry, we recommend a treatment with a suitable waterproofing solution to protect the product from dirt and moisture absorption. Here we recommend the SENTZ-N-DRY® impregnation (also in the shop available) The environmentally friendly impregnation maintains the water-repellent coating of the bag. It is recommended that, depending on how often it is used, a regular impregnation.
Washing and maintenance of Dakine fashion
Lycras by Dakine must not be washed in the washing machine. Due to their sensitive material they should in the sink and the bathtub are soaked and then carefully cleaned by hand. For this purpose, we recommend the SENTZ-N-CLEAN® cleaning solution (available here in the shop). The environmentally friendly cleaning solution gently cleans the sportswear and ensures the tissue membranes to replace their full power. (Please observe the instructions on the bottle label!).
T-Shirts and sweaters
T-Shirts and sweaters by Dakine can be cleaned in the washing machine. Please note the sewn piece of paper with the care instructions. Please check, how many degrees the product can be washed. This can vary depending on the material. Clothing by Dakine should not, however, be dried in the dryer, because it may shrink. Please hang garments immediately after washing on the hanger to air dry.
Washing and maintenance of Dakine bike gloves:
First of all please pay attention to the care symbols on the sewn-in label on Dakine bike gloves. Even gloves with clarion-leather or neoprene trim can be washed. However, in case of doubt we recommend to wash cycling gloves by hand because this is the gentlest method. Put the gloves in a mild solution of soap and warm water (without any fabric softener!) and gently scrubbing it with a soft sponge inside and outside.
Bike gloves by Dakine should not be dried in the dryer, because it may shrink. Please hang them immediately after washing on the hanger to air dry.
Please note that the bike gloves should not dry in the Sun, because the leather- or neoprene trim may become porous.
For gloves with Goretex protection it is recommended to use a treatment with an impregnating solution after washing, to ensure dirt and moisture protection. For this purpose, we recommend the SENTZ-N-DRY® impregnation solution (available here in the shop).Leather and neoprene trim should be treated regularly with appropriate preparations such as leather fat, so the leather / neoprene remains supple.
Cleaning and care of Dakine hydration systems:
The Dakine hydration system should be cleaned after each use. This is especially important when it is filled with juice or sugary drinks. For this purpose we recommend SENTZ® refresh cleaning agent (available here in the shop). The environmentally friendly concentrate allows easy cleaning and prevents the proliferation of bacteria. Please note the instructions for use on the bottle label.
As an alternative to SENTZ® refresh cleaning agent in case of slight soiling you conventional detergent can be used. To clean the hydration system, please remove the drinking tube from the bladder. Simply rinse the bladder with some washing-up liquid and a sponge. To dry it is advisable to hang the bladder upside down and stuff a dish towel inside to absorb moisture. The drinking tube should be cleaned inside with a special tube brush. Remove the mouthpiece and soak in a glass with warm dishwater. Also a soft nailbrush can provide good service. Wash and dry carefully.