Cleaning Your Radio Strap and Case
Prepare to wash your Bunker Gear Radio Strap by detaching the radio case, the anti-sway straps, the cord keeper, and removing the trigger snaps. You may wash the trigger snaps with a mild liquid soap, then wipe them dry.
Hand wash method: Make up a solution of laundry detergent and cold water. Hand wash, rinse thoroughly, hand ring, and air dry.
Home machine wash method: Put all components into a mesh laundry bag; Wash in cold water with a mild laundry detergent.
Note regarding household laundry detergents: Do Not Use detergents containing chlorine bleach or an oxygenated cleaner (Oxi-clean). We recommend using a detergent that is free of dyes and perfumes as these may react to the fabric causing discoloration.
At the Station:
Station extractor method: Put all components into a mesh laundry bag; Wash with station clothes, Wildland gear, hoods, and/ or liners.
Make up a 3% to 5% Lysol or Odo-Ban solution using cold water. Let the radio strap and components soak for 15 minutes in the solution, then soak for 5 minutes in clean water. Rinse thoroughly, hand ring, and air dry.
At the Station:
We recommend using the same decontamination cleanser that you use on your Turn Outs, like Shield Solutions®. Put all components into a mesh laundry bag and wash it in your extractor with the rest of the gear needing decontamination.
Air Dry all components, Hang items or use a drying rack in a ventilated area NOT in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will discolor the fabric. Do Not Use Heat to Dry.