Care and Cleaning Instructions
Pioneer Hydration Reservoir Cleaning
Yes, it should be rinsed when first-time use at least 3 times with water, at the end add 1/4 cup lemon juice, shake 10 seconds and let the bladder rest on its back for another 5 minutes rinse and clean with fresh water again.
Then after each use, do not let water into the bladder for longer than 24 hours. Clean it with mild soap and let it dry completely.
It is dishwasher safe if you use the low-temperature program, please do not use the high-temperature program because it can damage the bladder.
Make sure you dry it completely after each use, you can use a towel to dry it inside or you can hang it using upside down and let it dry overnight.
An alternative way to keep it free mold and what are some hikers have reported is to roll it and keep it in the freezer.
Pioneer Hydration Reservoirs can be filled with hot water at a maximum temperature of 60° C / 140° F. Please make sure you don’t use boiled water because it can damage the reservoir.