With the CNOC Vecto becoming even more popular here in Australia, making sure you look after it is important. It doesn't take much maintenance but you'll want to make sure it's in tip top shape every time you want to use it. Bacteria can gather in the corners and crevices if water is left after use, so it's important you give it a clean every now and then.
How to give your Vecto a good clean, inside and out
Simple - use dish soap and warm water. When you return from a hike, stick the Vecto under the tap with warm running water and using dish soap and a non-abrasive scrubber - give it a good clean, let rest open overnight to dry it out.
Cleaning brushes can help you get into all the nooks and crannies more successfully to get rid of any nasty bacteria hiding in the corners.
To dry your CNOC Vecto the key is to keep the bladder fully open to allow air to circulate. It’s preferable to hang or place the bladder upside down so water can drip out. Simply use the slider or a water bottle and slip it inside to hold the bladder wide open. Another tip is to use paper towels: Stuff the bladder with enough to hold it wide open.
Please be aware - The Vecto is not dishwasher safe as the bonding will not hold above 50 degrees Celsius if you place it in the dishwasher.
ONCE A YEAR
Sterilize your CNOC Vecto by filling it with 1-1.5 litres of water along with lemon juice and baking soda. Put in the freezer over night and than let thaw and wash with dish soap.
We recommend ¼ cup of lemon juice per litre of water and ¼ cup of baking soda
And you're done!
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