After a weekend of adventuring and camping, taking care of all your clothing and spending time on outdoor cleaning solutions is the last thing that anyone wants to think about.
It’s common when tiredness and procrastination take over people that people just throw their dirty camping gear into the garage and neglect it until their next outdoor adventure. This leads to a build-up of grime, dirt and odour which can destroy fabrics, stitching and other components that ensure product longevity.
With the right care and outdoor cleaning solutions, your adventure wear can last for more than just one season. Correct maintenance can go a long way, but sometimes it’s important to leave it with the professionals.
In this blog, we explain why Pride Dry Cleaning’s outdoor cleaning solutions and tips can allow you to keep having fun, cost effective adventures for many seasons to come.
It’s no doubt that after a weekend away camping, your backpack isn’t going to smell like fresh linen and flowers. That odour is likely a mix of sweat, dirt, food crumbs and other debris, which will shorten the life span of your bag. Talk to our team to discuss ways to ensure that your backpack and hiking bags are clean and odour free.
If you’re a serious camper, you can expect your tent to have mud, grime and dust splattered throughout. Typically, you might spot clean and give the tent a quick spray with the hose but if you want to maintain the quality of your camping equipment, it’s important to give it some extra care.
It’s essential to clean and re-proof your tent immediately after each camping trip and every few months, even if you are not using it, to ensure there aren’t any small tears in the fabrics or dirt build-ups in the zips. These build ups can often be the cause of hard-to-remove stains.
Sleeping bag care
Time to dust the cobwebs off your trusty sleeping bag for another camping expedition? Most people take their sleeping bags for granted and expect the performance levels to remain the same without any maintenance.
Over time, however, the inside of the sleeping bag can become compacted with dirt which minimises the insulation levels. It’s important to be careful when handling your sleeping equipment in the washing machine as it can apply stress onto the fabrics and seams and the process can rip the bag and break down natural oils in the insulation.
Our team can offer just the right outdoor cleaning solution to help in these circumstances. We can ensure your sleeping bag doesn’t lose its high-quality protection properties. Our team is happy to also reproof your items ready for your next adventure.
Hiking boots and shoes are often the toughest to clean, as they get the dirtiest from repeated use. It’s important to take good care of your boots so they can ensure your safety on the trail and last longer.
Hiking boots should be cleaned after every camping trip as small dirt and dust particles can creep their way into the fabric fibres and break down the shoe materials. It is important to check all surfaces of the shoes when cleaning as particles of sand, gravel and dirt can creep into the holes and be harmful to the leather and adhesives.
Your hiking boots are designed to be tough and take the rugged punishment they receive but if they are exposed to wet weather and dirt and left uncared for, they can break down quicker – so it’s important to do what you can to look after them. So, if you love adventuring, but hate trying to clean your outdoor gear, leave it to us – we’ve got you covered.