Can I use Woolite to wash down?
Use a gentle non-bleach detergent, such as Tide PureClean Liquid (unscented). Do NOT use Woolite® – this will remove the natural oils from your down, which will make the down clusters brittle and easy to break. Do NOT use bleach. This will also make the down clusters brittle and prone to break into small pieces.
Can you wash and dry Coleman sleeping bags?
Wash it with a mild detergent in cold water. Dry it on the lowest temperature available or just hang it and let it air dry. DO NOT take it to a dry cleaner or try to use a standard washer and dryer at home. You can also hand-wash your sleeping bag in the bathtub in cold water using mild detergent.
What is the difference between Woolite and Woolite Dark?
All Woolite Detergents are formulated to not cause shrinking, stretching or fading. Woolite® Darks formula, now enhanced with Color Renew™ also brings the color back to your beloved dark clothes as it smooths rough fibers, removes pilling and revives colors.
How do you deodorize a sleeping bag?
- Fill a tub with just enough cool water to submerge the sleeping bag.
- Add 2 fl oz of Odor Eliminator to 20 gallons of water. Stir to mix.
- Unzip the sleeping bag and submerge in solution saturating inside and out.
- Let the bag sit for a couple hours, then follow drying instructions above.
Should you wash sleeping bag zipped or unzipped?
When you put your sleeping bag in the washing machine, make sure that the bag is unzipped with the zip left halfway up. It can also be useful to put some tennis balls in the washing machine, as they will move around during the wash and prevent the stuffing from becoming lumpy.
What’s the best way to wash a down sleeping bag?
1. Fill up a bathtub with lukewarm water. Turn your sleeping bag inside out and close all zippers. 2. Mix in your down soap according to the instructions on the bottle. With NikiWax down soap, they recommend 100 ml of soap. Never use bleach, bleach-alternatives, or fabric softener.
How to clean and wash a Rei sleeping bag?
Here are some tips for drying a down or synthetic sleeping bag: 1 Use a commercial-size dryer, if possible. 2 Set the dryer on low heat. 3 For down sleeping bags, add two to three tennis balls to help agitate the fill back to the original loft. 4 Run as many cycles as needed to completely dry the bag.
How long does it take for a down sleeping bag to dry?
Be certain the heat is set to low. If not, the high heat can harm the down feathers inside your bag. The time it takes to dry a down sleeping bag can vary slightly, but generally budget for 3-5 hours to dry completely. You can keep check in from time to time to see how far along it is in the drying process.
What should I do with my sleeping bag in Bear Country?
Sunscreen from your face and neck can soak into your bag, so wash or wipe off any before going to bed. Also, change out of the clothes you cooked in—especially if you’re in bear country. You don’t want your sleeping bag to absorb cooking odors, turning you into a tasty bear burrito. Consider using a sleeping bag liner.