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Can I Wash It: Boat and Tote Edition
April 13, 2019
, but if I can't machine wash it, that's a dealbreaker (eeew). Can waxed canvas and leather be machine washed?
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No, sorry. You will ruin that bag if you wash it. Neither leather nor waxed canvas are washable.
on April 13, 2019 [
The page showing a waxed canvas and leather bag says "spot clean". I think you'd be able to use a soapy rag to wash and then rinse the canvas, and a leather cleaning solution to clean the leather parts, but no, if the canvas is washed the wax will probably flake off with agitation, or melt in hot water.
But I'd call LL Bean. They are the experts and have extremely helpful personnel. And they take back
for a full refund.
on April 13, 2019
You'd ruin the bag
the washing machine. My dad was in the rag trade during the 80s "Barbour" coat fad, and his company would get irate calls from people with gunked-up washing machines all the time.
on April 13, 2019
Thanks everyone. I'm looking at the original Boat and Tote instead. The instructions for the original say spot clean, but I see some bloggers have machine washed with success. I don't plan on washing it immediately or often, but once or twice a year would be nice.
on April 15, 2019
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