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Washing saddle

Slowclimb53

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Feb 24, 2019
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I bought a Latitude Method from someone and the saddle is in in good condition with the exception of it smells like cigarettes. Is there a preferred way to wash these saddles thanks.
 

neonomad

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I don’t know if ozone affects saddles but with anything safety related I avoid ozone; I use it on other stuff. With my saddle gear I either soak and slosh around in unscented laundry detergent water, or soak / spray down with laundry detergent & water in a spray bottle, then either hose or rain rinse, then sun dry. You don’t want to leave stuff out in the sun long term, but a sunny breezy afternoon doesn’t hurt anything.
 

Tapeworm

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For backpacks , saddles, ropes: I soak and manually wash in a cooler with unscented detergent, rinse & usually then repeat with a baking soda bath

Another quick option is a mesh garment bag and I throw it in our front load washing machine with unscented detergent


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lastnline75

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I have bought so many used packs and gear being so claimed only used once or twice last season and then throw it in a tub with a scoop of Borax and watch the water turn dark brown that its amazing. Borax takes out some nasty stuff and leaves no smell behind. I usually hand agitate and let soak for few hours and dump water an repeat and then rinse and hang dry outside.

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woodsdog2

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Take a five gallon bucket with clean water and Atsko's detergent for hunting clothes and rinse it and let it air dry. Just like packs or whatever. I rarely do it though but the nylon smell does seem to fill my container I keep in my truck with my gear.
 

AttackMode

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I use atsko sport wash and either a 5 gallon bucket washed by hand and rinsed or put it in a mesh bag and gentle cycle in the washing machine. Let it air dry out of the sun.
 

ThePennsylvanian

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For the scent aspect you could throw baking soda in a bucket and soak over night. This should knock it down to almost nothing, but if it's still there, dry it and repeat an over night soak.....
The best method I found to launder is to use a clean five gallon bucket, lukewarm water, borax, and maybe if it's real bad a little unscented oxyclean. Drop it in let it sit for a few minutes (10ish) and then agitate it a little with you hand. Hang in sun to dry.
 

ImThere

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I put mine in a laundry bag I got at Walmart, think pillow case with draw string but a little thicker, and wash it in the washer. Hang dry. I used to put a sock over the buckles and use a rubber band to hold them on while washing. But I think the bag is easier .


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