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Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:18 pm

Hey guy's,

I was just wondering on how you would clean or wash a sleeping bag if or when the time arises, and any other tips to keep it in as new condition.

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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby stevo. » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:26 pm

can you wash sleeping bags? :oops:
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:37 pm

I don't know.. On the destructions is say's do not dry clean, do not tumble wash, Do you wash it by hand and hang it on the line?

I was thinking of making a sleeping bag sheet to prevent it getting grotty.
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Rosco532 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:05 pm

I just asked Avis....She said she washes them in the bath with warm ,,,,not to soapy water,,,THEN PULLS THE PLUG,,, and the water drains away..Rinses,,,.she then gives them a gentle twist and hangs them on the line to dry.......Sounds easy ...ay

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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby cokebottle » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:46 pm

My Kmart sleeping bags say to dry on a flat surface or something similar, right so I am going to lay them on a table? I have hand washed & hung on the line with the loops that are attached to the bottom!

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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:52 pm

Was quite a lengthy post on this a while back. Most sleeping bags can be washed in a washing machine if you have a big one. Another way is at a laundromat. Where they say flat surface a good thing to use is a trampoline.
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:59 pm

I am not big into sleeping bags but I've washed the kids' in the washing machine on a 'gentle' cycle.....Never had any issues with them.
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Rosco532 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:03 pm

We could alway send them down to your place D-Dave after the State of ORIGIN,,, and get you to wash them in the pools of 'Tears'....ha ha sob....sob
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby cokebottle » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:04 pm

gypsylady wrote:I've washed the kids in the washing machine on a 'gentle' cycle.....Never had any issues with them.


Washed the kids? that's a bit cruel :*** couldn't help it :***

Thanks Derek, never thought about using the trampoline before :oops:

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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Rosco532 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:06 pm

Just read yours again Gypsy.....''YOU WASHED YOUR KIDS IN THE WASHING MACHINE''....Atleast....it was on a gentle cycle....lol
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby Titch » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:10 pm

How did you tumble dry them?
Cool cycle I hope.
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Rosco532 wrote:Just read yours again Gypsy.....''YOU WASHED YOUR KIDS IN THE WASHING MACHINE''....Atleast....it was on a gentle cycle....lol



Yep...that too Rosco...ha, ha.
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:13 pm

cokebottle wrote:Washed the kids? that's a bit cruel
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Ha, ha Michael....had to get the little blighters clean somehow....
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:14 pm

titch wrote:How did you tumble dry them?
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Nope...hung 'em out to dry Titch...on the clothes line....ha, ha...can just see them now blowing about in the breeze...lol
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Re: Washing and caring for your sleeping bag

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:53 am

You should have just laid them on the trampoline Gypsy!!! :*** :***


I always wash mine in the washing machine(yep I have a BIG automatic one) and hang them on the line but only do this once or twice a year and it's usually in summer.

So far so good.
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