How to clean bikepacking bags

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Perfect preparation for the bikepacking season

The end of winter marks the beginning of an exciting time for bikepacking fans who are longing to get back on the saddle and explore the outdoors.

Before you get started, it's important that your bikepacking gear is ready to ensure a smooth and unforgettable adventure. Here are some tips to get your bikepacking bags perfectly prepared for the coming season.

Storage: Proper storage of your bikepacking bags is crucial to their longevity and functionality. After your last ride of the season, you should thoroughly clean your bags to remove dirt and moisture. Make sure they are completely dry before storing them in a cool, dark place. This protects the material from wear and tear and extends the life of your bags.

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  1. Cleaning: Regular cleaning of your bikepacking bags is essential for a long service life and to maintain their beautiful appearance.
    Use a mild detergent and warm water to loosen stubborn dirt, especially around seams and zippers. 

    Step 1 - Remove coarse dirt with water 

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    Step 2 - Remove stiffeners and rinse from the inside

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    Step 3 - Brush the bag with a sponge or brush and remove stubborn dirt

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    Step 4 - Clean again with water and then let it dry

  2. Maintenance and Repair: Even the highest quality bikepacking bags can wear out or become damaged over time. Regularly check all seams, zippers and straps for signs of wear and repair them in a timely manner if necessary.
    If you notice a tear or something similar after a crash or other circumstances, it is possible to repair the CYCLITE bags with a repair patch that you will get through our customer service (e-mail to The fastening straps for the CYCLITE bags can be ordered on our website. An important tip for your zipper: you can treat them with silicone spray to keep them running smoothly. 

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  3. Equipment Optimization: Use the time before the start of the bikepacking season to optimize and organize your equipment. Think about what bags and accessories you need for your planned tours and adjust your equipment accordingly. Also remember to pack your bags for optimal comfort and accessibility while you're on the go.

  4. Choose the right bags: Above all, the materials and workmanship are crucial for the performance and longevity of bikepacking bags. High-quality materials offer an optimal combination of lightness and robustness, while water-repellent coatings protect the material from moisture. When purchasing new bags, look for these important features to ensure they meet the needs of your adventures.

    CYCLITE bikepacking bags are made from high-strength nylon, known for its exceptional tear resistance and durability. The innovative ripstop pattern with high tenasity yarn and water-repellent PU coating provide additional protection from the elements, making the bags ideal for demanding bikepacking adventures.

By following these tips and regularly caring for and maintaining your bikepacking bags, you can ensure they're ready for the season ahead and for countless more adventures. 

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