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    washing a mtn hardware sleeping bag

    So my bag smells of funk. The tag says wash it in cold water in a front load washer. I'm curious if anyone has washed it in a TOP load washer. Any input is appreciated

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    Don't do it. Take it to a laundromat if you have to. Bring lots of quarters and use a (non) detergent down-specific product. Turn it inside out if it has a waterproof shell. Handle it very carefully when transferring it to the dryer as the wet down can break the baffles. Dry with a few tennis balls and/or a clean shoe to break up the clumps. Drying will take a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncognico View Post
    Don't do it. Take it to a laundromat if you have to. Bring lots of quarters and use a (non) detergent down-specific product. Turn it inside out if it has a waterproof shell. Handle it very carefully when transferring it to the dryer as the wet down can break the baffles. Dry with a few tennis balls and/or a clean shoe to break up the clumps. Drying will take a while.
    His bag is synthetic, not down.

    Regardless, DONT use a top-loader. the bag will get wrapped around the center-post-agitator-thing in the washer and could get torn. Front loading washers dont have that agitator in the middle to snag things.

    Just follow their instructions, jeez.

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    thanks for the down info, I have one of those to wash too


    ahh agitator, during spin cycle..not so good. I'm just going to go with regular detergent I guess, it doesn't say

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    Nikwax Tech Wash is what you want to use. Failing that Woolite will do reasonably well too. Using Tide or other detergent based cleaners isn't a good habit to be in because it strips all of the DWR off your high tech fabrics.
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
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    I just take them to my mom when I'm home shes pretty much pro at washing stuff

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    I have the same bag, and will agree with NOT putting it in a top-loader - front-loader is the way to go if you're gonna wash it. Hanging it out in the sun and wind for a spell has taken care of most all funk I've ever encountered with mine, and it's definitely been used. Or maybe I just smell like roses and my bag never really stunk to begin with...
    Last edited by RedWolf; 06-08-2009 at 07:56 PM.

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