dirty-sleeping-bag-laundryOh no! The sleeping bag got wet and smelly while camping. Oh no! My dirty dog slept in it and now it smells like wet dog! Wait, there is help at hand at Mapleview Laundromat in Barrie...

 

 

 

 

As with regular bedding, you want your sleeping bag to be fresh and clean. There are very specific ways to wash down versus synthetic sleeping bags. Some people insist that the bag be zipped up, while others say to leave it open. Personally, I don’t know how you could clean the inside of the bag if it was zipped up.

Always pre-treat stains before washing. Use a big commercial front loading washing machine. The agitator in a top loader will wrap your bag around itself and tear the inner baffles loose. For synthetic sleeping bags use a very small quantity of regular laundry detergent (1/4 cup) and fabric softener if desired. Too much soap will never come out of the sleeping bag. For down filled bags a little Woolite (capful) or Ivory Snow (less than 1/8th cup) is best unless you can find a compound specifically designed for down bags and garments. You don’t want to strip the oils from the down and ruin the loft. Use the warm wash cold rinse setting. Pay for an extra rinse cycle to ensure the soap is gone. If necessary, pay for another wash without soap to ensure all suds are gone. Bring some clean tennis balls with you. Gently place sleeping bag and tennis balls inside a large commercial dryer. Choose the very low heat setting. It will take at least a couple of hours to dry. Even then, you will need to take it home and lay the bag flat for a couple of days to make sure that it’s completely dry.

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