How to Clean Sleeping Bags for Camping

May 15, 2024

After that fun weekend enjoying Mother Nature, it’s time to make sure your sleeping bags are ready for the next trip.

Sleeping bags can usually be washed, but because many contain down or fiber filling, you should always check the care instructions before cleaning.

Sleeping bags should be washed separately on a gentle cycle. Add detergent to the washer and partially fill with warm water. Submerge the sleeping bag in the water to expel air, then allow the washer to finish filling.

Periodically stop the washer, open the lid, and press air from the sleeping bag to help ensure good cleaning. Tumble dry at regular temperatures. You may try adding a clean tennis ball to the dryer to fluff up the filling.

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boys in sleeping bagsTips to Keep Your Sleeping Bag in Good Condition

  • Use a Sleeping Bag Liner: A liner can reduce the need for frequent washing by keeping the interior clean.
  • Store Properly: After ensuring the sleeping bag is completely dry, store it loosely in a large cotton sack or hang it in a cool, dry place to maintain its loft and insulation properties.
  • Regular Maintenance: Air out your sleeping bag after each use to prevent odors and reduce the buildup of dirt and oils.

By following these steps, you can keep your sleeping bag clean, functional, and ready for your next adventure, ensuring that it continues to provide the comfort and warmth you need in the great outdoors.

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