Can You Put a Jansport Backpack in the Dryer 

 June 12, 2022

By  Diane Wuthrich

Regularly cleaning a Jansport backpack is essential to keep it looking and functioning at its best. However, some people wonder if it’s a good idea to put them in the dryer.

Jansport backpacks must never be placed in the dryer. It’s the easiest way to damage the backpack entirely because the heat weakens the fabric, misshapes the bag, and tangles the straps. The correct way to dry a Jansport backpack is to let it air dry on top of a towel on a table.

Read on below to learn more about placing a Jansport backpack in the dryer.

Can I Put My Jansport Backpack in the Dryer?

Dryers are the enemy of backpacks, especially Jansport bags.

Dryers use high heat which can damage Jansport bags in multiple ways:

  1. High heat can weaken the backpack’s fabric, resulting in damage over time.
  2. The heat can misshapen the bag, causing it to warp, shrink, or melt. It will also damage the interior structure and overall shape.
  3. Dryer use can tangle the straps.

In addition, backpacks can also damage the dryer itself. It’s never a good idea to dry a Jansport backpack in a dryer. Instead, let it air dry by placing it on top of a towel on a table or a counter.


When it’s time to dry your Jansport backpack, never put it in a dryer. A simple air dry for a few hours is all you need to maintain its integrity as a backpack.

About the author

Diane is our head writer and researcher for our backpack informational content. Her everyday carry is a Herschel.

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