1. Preparation before cleaning
The detergent is selected, but before the sleeping bag is put into the water, clean up the pebbles, hay and other debris hidden in the sleeping bag. Turn the sleeping bag inside out. The inside of the sleeping bag is where sweat and body oils gather, and it is also the main place to wash. Finally close the zipper and buckle and release all the drawstrings. After everything mentioned above is done, start preparing to clean the sleeping bag. The sleeping bag can be machine washed or hand washed. The premise of machine washing is that the washing machine is large enough. Be careful not to use an agitator washing machine. The agitator in the washing machine may tear the outer skin of the sleeping bag, resulting in the consequences of being unable to save it. There are feathers floating in the washing machine, which is very irritating to think about. It is recommended to use a front-loading drum washing machine.
2. Machine wash steps
Be sure to read the washing instructions on the washing label before you start, there are precautions for washing water temperature;
According to the instructions for use of the detergent, add an appropriate amount of detergent to the water. The sleeping bag can be soaked or washed directly. Do not use bleach, washing powder or fabric softener;
Carry out the washing program according to the washing temperature of the washing standard (do not use the spin-drying function, the strong centrifugal force will damage the sleeping bag fabric and lining);
After the first wash, do another wash with no suds left to ensure that the detergent residue is completely rinsed away.
3. Machine drying
After the sleeping bag is taken out of the washing machine, it will all stick together. If you have a dryer at home, you can put it in the dryer for drying.
Move the sleeping bag from the washer to the dryer. Always lift the sleeping bag from the bottom during this process, never pick it up from one side;
Set the temperature of the dryer to a low temperature block, too high temperature will damage the down;
Drying is usually the most time-consuming step, and for larger down products such as sleeping bags, the drying process can take several hours, with constant checks during the drying process;
When drying, you can put a few baseballs or clean socks rolled into a ball in the dryer, which can break up the down that was kneaded together during machine washing and help restore the bulkiness.
Even if you use a dryer, you still need to put the sleeping bag in a ventilated and dry place to dry it completely (2 days in summer and 4 days in winter).