maximise the durability and life of your canvas panniers please follow these instructions:
Prior to using your luggage we recommend that you thoroughly
wet the bags with a hose & let them dry fully in the sun.
This is necessary to allow the fabric to settle & the stitching to
swell into the stitch holes. Failure
to do so may cause leakage in initial exposure to rain.
Store or pack away only when clean & dry.
To remove dirt, brush dry fabric with a soft brush.
An occasional hosing may remove dust and some ingrained dirt.
Never scrub the fabric.
Do not expose to petrol or oil.
Remove deposits of soil, pollutants, vehicle exhaust etc as
soon as possible.
Remove any mildew, as it appears, first by brushing, then by
treating with diluted household chlorine bleach (1part bleach to 4 parts water
to achieve 1% available chlorine). Allow
to dry in full sun, then hose to remove any residue.
Do not use strong bleach or “pool chlorine.”
· Do not use soaps, detergents, solvents or other liquid cleaners.