Can You Wash Lands End Backpacks, Totes, Shirts? (Will They Shrink?)

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Washing & Drying Your Lands End Products Without Shrinkage

Lands End is a popular clothing retailer with hundreds of items. Each type of clothing has its own care instructions, so it can be confusing to know which to follow.

A lot of Lands End’s clothing is made with Synthetic materials, which stands for man-made or artificial fibers. Most synthetic fibers react to heat in the same way natural fabrics do, they shrink when exposed to too much heat.

This isn’t a problem if you’re washing them in cold water by hand or in the gentle cycle on your washing machine. You’ll want to wash your Lands End clothing inside out so that you don’t get any pilling on the outside of your clothes.

Can Lands End Backpacks Be Washed?

Officially, Lands End backpacks are not supposed to be machine washable. However, many users have mentioned that they wash well and last for years. If you are concerned, then it is recommended that you spot clean the backpack with a safe, mild cleaning ingredient and let it air dry.

Before using the washing machine, make sure that the backpack doesn’t have any decorative items sewn on it as they can easily get damaged.

You should also pay attention to the material your backpack is made of. If it’s made of nylon or canvas, then you might be able to wash it via a washing machine. In some cases, you can even put it in the dryer and it will come out looking brand new.

  1. When washing a backpack, it is important to remember that the straps will have to be detached from the bag itself in order for it to be able to fully assess the washing process. If your backpack has zippers, make sure that you unzip them first before placing them in the washing machine.
  2. When removing the straps from the bag itself, you should not pull very hard on them because they can break off easily if pulled too much.
  3. The washing process should take about 20 minutes and when it is done, simply hang your backpack up to dry after removing it from the washing machine. Place your backpack inside a pillowcase or laundry bag so there are no accidents while washing it.


Lands' End Kids' ClassMate Backpack Rainbow Galaxy Large

I just want to remind you that Lands’ End does not recommend that you wash or dry clean your backpack. Washing your backpack can cause the trim to deteriorate.

They recommend that you spot clean the canvas part of your backpack with a damp cloth and light soap. You can also use vinegar instead of soap to help remove stains. To keep your backpack looking its best year-round, try to keep it out of direct sunlight as much as possible, and store it in a cool, dry place when you are not using it.

Can You Wash Lands End Canvas Totes?

Can you wash Lands End Canvas totes? Since these are outdoor bags that you’ll use on the beach, it’s necessary to know if you can get them clean.

Yes, you can wash it in the washing machine. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label. If the bag is decorated, painted, or printed, then it would be a good idea to set the temperature to cold, particularly if it’s made of 100% cotton.

Coldwater will help the canvas tote retain its shape as it reduces shrinkage. It is also recommended that you lower the centrifuge speed so it’s gentler. Use fabric detergent to wash it. Once the cleaning cycle is done, remove the canvas tote immediately.

It may look crumpled and wrinkled but you don’t need to worry about that as you can easily reshape it with your hands. If the Lands End canvas tote is made of cotton, avoid tossing it into a dryer and let it air dry instead.

Lands' End Natural Long Handle Open Top Canvas Tote Natural/deep Scarlet No SzLarge

Fade and Sun-Loss

Canvas is an extremely durable fabric. It’s used in the construction of tents, sails, bags, and other items that require weatherproofing. That being said, the canvas isn’t waterproof. You can use water to clean it, but don’t leave it out in the rain or set it on wet grass. If you do, your bag could become moldy and start to smell bad. Wash your bag with mild laundry detergent by hand and then hang it up to dry completely before using it again.

Stains and Spills

Stains will eventually happen, so you need to know how to deal with them when they do. To get rid of any kind of stain on canvas, rub the area with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol. If there’s a large amount of blood or some other water-soluble substance on your bag, rinse it off with cold water immediately. After cleaning stains off your Lands End bag, make sure that you let it air dry completely before storing or using it again.

Do Lands End Shirts Shrink?

No, they don’t. This is because Lands End shirts are typically pre-shrunk. Not to mention they also tend to run a bit bigger to take shrinkage into consideration. For instance, if the size is 6, it should fit their size specs/chart after washing.

Any shrinkage that occurs is barely noticeable, if at all. However, keep in mind that you can only expect minimal, predictable shrinkage over time if you wash your shirt according to the suggested methods.


Lands' End Women s SS Relaxed Supima Crew Neck T Shirt White Regular Large


The model in question also matters. 100% cotton Lands End shirts, for example, will shrink with each wash and they will shrink even more if you wash them in hot water and use a hot dryer.

To minimize shrinkage, be sure to use appropriate washing protocols, e.g. delicate wash cycles, cold water, and low dryer settings. Following label care instructions as written is also highly recommended.

Do Lands End Flannel Shirts Shrink?

Not really. This is because flannel doesn’t typically shrink. As long as you follow the instructions of Lands End on the shirt’s care label, you won’t have to worry about any shrinkage.


Lands' End Mens Traditional Fit No Iron Twill Shirt Cloudy Blue Multi Plaid Regular Large


The instructions generally include washing the shirt in cold water, using the lowest setting of the washing machine, etc. You should also avoid over-drying your Lands End flannel shirt as it weakens the fabric and shrinks it.

If you are using a dryer, then be sure to remove the shirt from it as soon as the machine has done its job.

Do Lands End Polo Shirts Shrink?

It depends on the material. For instance, 100% polyester polo shirts will not crease, wrinkle, or shrink. Their colors don’t fade over time and they are also more stain-resistant as compared to blended or 100% cotton options.

Lands End also offers shrink-resistant polo shirts that are made with other materials. These shirts last a long time and don’t shrink after washing.


Lands' End Mens Short Sleeve Supima Polo Black Regular Large


If you are still concerned about shrinkage, then there are some things you can do to minimize the risk. Firstly, don’t use a dryer to dry your Lands End polo shirt. If you dry it in the machine often, it will shrink in length. Hang the shirt up damp. If you do wish to use the dryer, then put the shirt in it with a slightly wet towel and use only the air-dry option.

In summary, follow these tips for washing Lands End Backpacks, Totes, Shirts: Hand wash and air dry. Wash on a gentle cycle. Cool water, no bleach. Hang to dry.

Lands End Canvas and Nylon Products:

Wash with a mild detergent in warm water. Tumble or line dry only. Do not use bleach or fabric softener as this may reduce the effectiveness of the water-resistant finish.

Lands End Cotton Products:

Wash with a mild detergent in warm water. Tumble or line dry only; do not bleach; do not use fabric softener as this may reduce the effectiveness of the water-resistant finish. Always test for colorfastness first; follow garment label instructions for drying instructions; tumble dry at low heat and remove promptly when dry to avoid wrinkles.

Lands End Leather Products:

Wash with a mild detergent in warm water (no soap on sheepskin). Use a very soft brush to clean leathers that are stained or soiled; wipe clean with a damp cloth after washing; then allow garments to air dry flat or hang to dry away from a direct heat source.

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