Have you spent really a lot on the camping gear? We know today the sleeping bag price goes to sky especially the 4 season bags. Do you know a proper sleeping bag care allows you to use this for years?
For the experience, we found synthetic sleeping bag lifespan is longer than woolen and natural fabrics. Your little time and carefulness can save the bucks.
If you invest a lot to purchase a high-class sleeping bag, you should retain it, high class. Therefore, a perfect sleeping bag care is important to keep your bag in good condition.
Washing – A great way to sleeping bag care
The most vital part of keeping the sleeping bag for years are washing. You can find two different types of washing instruction for the sleeping bag. One is machine washable and other is hand washable.
Today you will find most of the lightweight sleeping bags come with machine washing compatibility. Most of these bags have careful making in the zipper, chain, and other vulnerable parts.
Follow the instruction of the sleeping bag about the cycle, instruction of temperature and suitability of detergent.
Generally, the recommended washing cycle temperature is 0-30C. Use a mild detergent or down cleaner to wash the sleeping bag gently.
There is some washing machine which is not washable by machine. You should wash it manually. You can do the manual wash in two ways.
Simply, you can get a piece of clothes and wipe it over the bag shell. Then use a damp cloth soak with the detergent solution and wipe over. Again wipe with wet clothes to remove detergent.
The other way could be a regular method of cloth washing manually.
- Fill your bucket up to 2 liter warm water and mix the detergent carefully.
- After the detergent dissolves completely, dip the sleeping bag in the solution completely.
- Leave the bag inside the detergent for 2 hours or more depending on the dirt.
- Drain out the dirty water and dip in plenty of fresh water.
- Gently rub the bag with hand.
- Finally, press to remove the water up to the maximum possible quantity.
- However, you should be careful while rubbing or pressing the sleeping bag.
Dry- Another Vital Area for Securing the Bag
Ultimate Sleeping Bag Care during Camping
Careful in Using Liner
It also allows 5-15 degree F additional protection to your bag. Therefore, carefully use the liner and wash completely after each camp.
Get in the Bag wearing clean clothes
Therefore, wear the clean undergarments before jumping inside the bag. You can also use a clean sleeping suit.
Save it from ground
Careful in dragging zipper
Puff out the air from the bag
Sleeping Bag Storing Ideas
Do’s and Don’ts of the Sleeping Bag:
|✔ Use cool to normal water for washing the bag||✘ Don’t use the dry cleaning technique unless recommended.|
|✔ Read the washing instruction carefully before selecting the detergent and washing mode||✘ Be careful in using the bleach, fabric softener or other equivalent materials|
|✔ Only use the side loading machine without agitator for washing||✘ Don’t wash the sleeping bag in a washing machine having agitator.|