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Washing a sleeping bag

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sanjuro, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I only have access to an apartment sized washing machine. Should I wash my summer bag (all artifical insulation) to a larger machine, like in a laundromat?
     

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  2. Carbon Fetish

    Carbon Fetish Monkey

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    I from I remember, you should only wash in a front load washer. Top load washers do not evenly displace the fill and the fill could sink to one part of the bag when in the spin cycle.

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  3. mack

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    I tried washing mine once and it baked the smell in there. I think some mold started growing in it while it hung out to dry.
     
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    Get yo ass to the laundromat!
     
  5. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    yep you only use the front load. when you use a top load the reciprocating effect of the tumbler inside tears up the insulation and reduces the insulating ability as well as forming as pockets with no insulation in them.

    it is ok to bring it home and throw it in the dryer as well you just have to use extremely low heat.
     
  6. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Yeha get one of those gigantic front loaders at the laundromat, and find one that has an extractor. Once you spun all the water out of it, just hang it to dry.