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FlatPak™ Toiletries Tips, Tricks, and FAQs


Your Matador FlatPak Toiletry products are serious pieces of gear for serious travelers.  If you care for them properly, they’ll serve you well for years.  Below you’ll find some tips and tricks to help you get the most from your FlatPak Toiletry products.


FlatPak™ Toiletry Bottle tips and tricks

Washing your FlatPak Bottles:

Wash the bottle by hand only.  Fill it with warm water and massage from the outside to clean the bottle.  Do not wash the bottles in a dishwasher or washing machine.

Filling your FlatPak Bottles:

Make sure the lid is screwed on completely after filling.  When properly tightened, there will be no obvious gap between the bottle and the low-profile cap.  The front of the flip cap should squarely align with the front of the bottle when fully tightened.

Your bottle will work with toothpaste!  You can fill the bottle with toothpaste by firmly pressing the opening of the toothpaste tube against the large fill opening of your FlatPak Toiletry Bottle to form a seal.  While firmly pressing the two ends together, squeeze the toothpaste tube so the contents are transferred into the FlatPak bottle. 

To fill the bottle with normal fluids (shampoo, bodywash, etc.) first unscrew the low-profile cap to access the large fill opening.  Then squeeze the fabric bottle from the sides to open up the cavity and and pump, squeeze, or pour the desired contents in through the large fill opening.  You may need to shake the contents down to the bottom of the bottle a time or two during filling if the fluid has a high viscosity. 

If the bottle still has a little fluid inside that is causing the fabric walls to stick together, simply pinch the fabric on opposing flat sides of the bottle and pull the walls apart to open up the bottle cavity for refilling.

My fluid dried up inside the bottle:

Some drying may occur if you use the FlatPak bottle for long term storage of a fluid.  This is a common occurrence with toiletry bottles, including traditional silicone bottles.  If the contents thicken or harden over time, simply add a little warm water and massage the bottle from the outside until it softens up.  Repeat as needed.  Storing the FlatPak bottle in a plastic zipper bag can help prevent the contents from drying during those long storage periods.

Microbeads, Pumice, and other scrubbing soaps:

When using soaps that contain microbeads, pumice, or other granular media, rinse the open lid before snapping it shut.  These beads can interfere with the snap closure and cause the lid to be difficult to close if not rinsed away first.  Forcing the lid closed with microbeads or pumice in the closure can damage the lid.  This abuse is not covered under warranty.

Put your toiletry bottles in a plastic zipper bag for extra peace-of-mind

Your FlatPak toiletry bottles should handle anything that’s thrown at them.  They’re made from some of the industry’s most durable materials and construction methods.  The lid snap is also engineered to prevent/minimize accidental openings.  However, it’s impossible to predict what can happen when you’re on the road.  Those baggage handlers can be brutal, bags get run over by airport trucks, or an inspector can open your bottle and not close it back up.  Anything can happen, so we recommend you put your toiletry bottles in a plastic zipper bag for that extra bit of insurance. 


In the off-chance you have an issue with your FlatPak toiletry bottle, please check out the warranty page for instructions on how to get this taken care of.  Link:


FlatPak™ Bar Soap Case tips and tricks:

Use instructions:

Insert your soap bar and roll the top at least 3 times before buckling the closure to ensure a leak-free experience.

Cleaning instructions:

Hand wash your FlatPak Soap Bar Case with warm water and mild soap.  Do not was in a dishwasher or washing machine.

Dry-Through Technology - maximizing performance:

The wet soap will dry directly through the material without allowing any leakage.  The drying performance will vary based on temperature, relative humidity, and other external factors.  To maximize the speed of drying, please follow the suggestions below:

Remove as much water and suds as possible from the soap bar before inserting it into the FlatPak case.

Roll the top only 3 times to keep as much surface area of the case exposed to open air as possible.  More exposed surface area will yield faster drying times.

Keep the FlatPak case exposed to open air while drying.  The drying time will be noticeably longer if you immediately put the case inside your dopp kit or luggage where there is no air circulating.

Dry the outside of the FlatPak Soap Bar Case after you put the wet soap inside.

Occasionally rinse away any soapy residue from the inside of the FlatPak Soap Bar Case to maximize performance of the Dry-Through Technology.

Clip it on anything:

You can use the buckle closure to attach your FlatPak Soap Bar Case to just about anything.  This is very convenient for transport during the drying phase.  Clip it to the outside of your backpack, luggage, etc. so it is exposed to open air for the shortest possible drying time.


In the off-chance you have an issue with your FlatPak Bar Soap Case, please check out the warranty page for instructions on how to get this taken care of.  Link: