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Gear Care Guide

If you take good care of your bag it will take good care of you. The following outlines some easy to remember guidance to help ensure your sleeping bag stays in tip top shape.

General Maintenance of Your Sleeping Bag

Some simple rules of thumb to ensure the day to day fitness of your sleeping bag.

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Maintenance While Camping

Taking care of your sleeping bag is important to its longevity and performance in all conditions and situations, especially when in use.

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Cleaning Your Sleeping Bag

Every sleeping bag, down or synthetic, must be cleaned. Accumulated body oils, trail dust and grime all serve to decrease the effectiveness of a bag's insulation, and increase obnoxious odors and fiber-weakening microbes. Any time you wash a sleeping bag, you subject it to wear and tear and decrease the loft a little. ts often better to spot clean whenever possible, especially with premium bags.

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Spot Washing

Spot cleaning of the sleeping bag is preferred when the soiled area is small or there is a specific stain to address. Spot cleaning the shell with a paste of laundry detergent, water and a toothbrush is advised before washing the whole thing.

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Hand Washing

It is typically easier to wash either a down or synthetic fiber sleeping bag in a large washing machine. Hand-washing can be tough because it takes a lot of rinsing to get the soap out.

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Drying Your Sleeping Bag

Air drying is the safest way to dry your bag, but can also take the longest. If you tumble dry you must ensure the drier is large enough for the bag to be tossed around freely.

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