How to Wash Down Sleeping Bag

As we have seen in discussion of this comforter, this material has exceptional insulating capacity. There is no synthetic sleeping bag that offers so much insulating capacity and so little space and little weight as a high quality down sleeping bag. The feather keeps you warm because it creates the insulators rooms and holds the air.

If the sleeping bag is not clean, the skin fat and sweat will go up to feathers, sporcandole and damaging elasticity and making it less soft and compressible. What’s worse, the dirt is usually hydrophilic, then dirt attracts water and if the outer fabric is left dirty the upholstery of our sleeping bag will absorb water, moisture and condensation inside the tent: all this just because we left it dirty from previous camping and we don’t care!

We also saw that the sleeping bag warms us in an exceptional duvet and weighs very little, but at the same time afraid of water. The sleeping bag, like everything down, must be preserved by the water, so it is advisable to take care of its water repellency.

Then, if the sleeping bag is left dirty:

  • the elasticity of the feathers is inhibited by bodily oils and fats;
  • the pad becomes more rigid and cumbersome;
  • the outer surface becomes hydrophobic to hydrophilic by;
  • water, moisture, condensation are lured into the lot and arrive at feathers;
  • the feathers get wet;
  • the feathers lose their insulating capacity;
  • We spend a night of cold terrible;
  • sleeping bag stuffing wet and dirty, forlorn in a closet, starts making molds and stink;
  • we throw the exceptional sleeping bag we had purchased and buy another.
  • We threw hundreds of euros and beautiful experiences for not having used two products from pennies and half an hour in our time.

All this we have many, and it is not pleasant. Don’t wait for your sleeping bag is very dirty before washing or might be late: wash it right away.

But how can I wash down sleeping bag?

It would be nice to say that just put him in the washing machine and forget about it, but this is not the case: you can’t wash your sleeping bag as a chief whatever, it’s good to be careful or you’re going to ruin your purchase. The feather is a very durable if treated as it should but it spoils quickly if treated poorly. Putting the bag in the washing machine without any attention to risks:

  • spoil stuffing;
  • damage the tissue;
  • cancel any water repellency;
  • clog the washer of feathers and damage – and at that point you throw your sleeping bag in the garbage and the washing machine at ferrovecchi;
  • spend the next night in tents shivering!

In short: the perfect way to wash down sleeping bag is a wise combination of detergent and waterproofing, use two simple tiny jars and prolong the life of the sleeping bag indefinitely. A down sleeping bag well kept – in other words, cleaned and waterproofed regularly – can last 20 years. In twenty years who doesn’t care about his equipment also buys ten sleeping bags. Do the math: who has spent more, who bought a lot and spent € 20 per year in detergent and water seal, or who bought ten sleeping bags from 200 €?

The detergent to wash your sleeping bag in feather

The product is not well known but thank goodness it exists: it’s called Nikwax and is designed specially to wash the sleeping bag.

Why is better to use a specific detergent for washing our down sleeping bag? Do not wash the sleeping bag with soap based cleaners – in particular soap flakes – because it can be counterproductive, to remove dirt from fabric for ridepositarlo in liner, ruining. Non-specific detergents can leave detergent residue is in the padding that the tissue, residues which attract moisture by soil and decaying faster filling.

The use of a specific detergent – in this case the Nikwax, but not if they are almost more and quality in short supply – has considerable advantages:

1.eliminates dirt and perspiration and sweat from organic dirt without damaging the tissueidrorepellnza, preserving moisture, rain and condensation the Eiderdown sleeping bag even after it has been washed.

2.leaves no residue in the head at the end of washing;

3.is little use in washing machine;

4.is a detergent to very low impact on the environment;

5.lava without destroying the feathers.

 

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