Many people bring their sleeping bags to dry cleaners for a thorough cleaning. Extreme solution although effective, has several points to consider: detergents weaken backing and filling; They are sometimes subjected to washes with very high temperatures, which also affects materials (high temperature + humidity). Positive point: the dry cleaning you will deliver perfectly clean and dry. If you have decided for a dry cleaner, requests the most elemental and primitive service offering for the covers: nothing special, softening washes with extraordinary scents or tissues unless your bag tag as well so requests.
Check the label of your sleeping bag: A clue of what they mean:
AT home, you can do it by hand, in the bath, or in the washing machine:
You can wash the bag in your House, provided the washing machine with which you do it, preferably, not have a wash in the Middle cylinder. With the circular entrance at the front of the machine washers are better. There are washing machines with top cover that already do not use the central cylinder, those also work. In the Middle cylinder can rip the nylon that protects the filling. It uses the least amount of detergent as possible. All chemicals hurt all tissues, but especially to technical textiles. Little SOAP, cero-nada – not-a-drop of relaxer. Today they are available detergents based on oxygen bubbles (or something) that can be used. Preferably use warm or cold water.
If you have a dryer in your home lottery!. It is the best so the filling will redistribute better. Put it in the dryer along with a tennis ball and the air warm (not hot) will give you a redistribution to the feathers or fibers that fill the empty gaps that may exist.
WASH YOUR SLEEPING BAG
A simple washing will clean your sleeping bag properly. Follow these steps to wash it, feather or synthetic.
• Never wash a sleeping bag in a washing machine with lid on top, especially those with synthetic fiber filling. These washers have an agitator that mistreat your sleeping bag, breaking the fibers. The best practice is to use washing machines
with front door, since these have no agitator.
• Close all zippers and Velcro.
• Never use regular detergent or liquid soap. Use only mild soap powder, or better still, a SOAP specific to wash clothes stuffed with feathers or synthetic fiber (such as® Revivex Down Cleaner and the McNett Revivex® Synthetic Cleaner). Use cold water, and place the washing machine in a mode of operation soft or delicate.
• Rinses at least twice to be sure not to get SOAP residue in the sleeping bag.
• Removes bosa her washing machine and take it with both hands to the machine dryer, this in order to prevent lumps of feather or fiber.
• Program the dryer at a low temperature mode. Drying will take several hours.
• Periodically check the sleeping bag to check that the dryer is not overheating to the sleeping bag, or no lumps are formed in the filling.
• There are people who place tennis balls in the dryer, along with the sleeping bag machine. This is a good practice, since it helps to avoid the formation of lumps in the sleeping bag.
Your care is a conniazo, it is, but remember what you paid for it, the wonderful thing is awaking ne rested field, and spoil him for that last for many years.
Thank you for reading.