Hyke & Byke Blog

It is advisable to wash and clean your tent after a long backpacking trip, especially if it has been exposed to sand, dirt, tree saps, and/or bird droppings. However, if you only use it for short trips, it could go on with a cleaning once every season. Please keep in mind, though, to never machine-wash nor machine-dry your tent. A top-loader with an agitator can tear, stretch, and damage mesh, seams, and fabric. Using an industrial dryer could do more...