Avoid direct sunlight when not in use! When you’re done using your DolfinPack, don’t throw it in the bed of your truck, hang it to dry over your balcony railing, etc.. Rinse your pack out (as noted in #2) and then hang to dry in a shady place (garage, shower, etc.).
Rinse the pack thoroughly after every use with freshwater. The DolfinPack is waterproof, use it to your advantage! A good rinse with freshwater will prevent damaging saltwater from effecting the pack.
To extend the life of your DolfinPack, pick up some wetsuit cleaner / shampoo and give it a good rinse every now and then.
Do not wash the DolfinPack in the washer / dryer. Doing so will void all warranties.
The most effective way to keep your internal hydration bladder clean is to wash it by hand after each use. Our wide openings allow you to easily reach your entire arm in the bladder to give it a thorough clean. Use a mild soap and clean with warm water. For really dirty bladders, let the soap sit for 30 minutes then rinse with cool water.
If after rinsing thoroughly with a mild soap your hydration bladder is still dirty or moldy, there is still hope! Bust out two tablespoons of baking soda or a little chlorine and add it to the bladder with warm water. Let stand for thirty minutes and then wash the bladder again by hand with warm water and mild soap. Your bladder should now be clean. It is important to let the bladder dry overnight with the cap off so no moisture is left in the bladder that could turn into mold.