After a recent round, my buddy and I went the food store. In the well lit store we noticed that we had major dirt stains on the shoulders of our shirts. So tonight I'm going to wash the straps of my 3 bags.
My main small bag is only about 4 months old and the bag maker just assured me that it is safe for me to put the whole bag in the wash machine on gentle cycle with mild detergents. They said older bags might have problems and reiterated the gentle cycle only.
Don't do it! My straps got frayed and the plastic buckles started breaking like crazy right after I washed it (because of poison oak). It was a cheap Innova one but all the same. I've replaced all the broken buckles with keyrings and singed the frayed parts, but it has another season, tops.
After reading all the posts, I'm left with one thing prying on my mind.... do you guy make sure your shoes match your bag before leaving the house???
This Forum is turning into a Martha Stewart chat!! I just need to go to bed after leaving the bar!!! Ha!!
No offense intended. .....Just poking fun!!!