I recently picked up a pack online that was purported to be new/ never used. Well, it turned out to be pretty darn used and pretty stinky, reeking of b.o. and armpit soup. Don't worry, I don't think it belonged to anyone on these forums, as it was picked up from eBay.
Anyhow, after a couple bathtub washings with detergent and a near full bottle of febreeze, I've managed to remove the odor from the back panel, hip belt, and majority of the shoulder harness. I still detect a pretty strong odor at the very bottom tip of the shoulder harness right by where it would have met the user's armpit. Normally I'd just throw it in the washing machine with a cup of white vinegar but it's awkward size and shape prevents me from doing so. I was thinking of spraying vinegar directly on the spot but am worried about any fabric bleaching or other ill effects. Are my worries unfounded?
Any other suggestions or home remedies before I need to shell out the dough to get professional odor eliminating products from mcnett?