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A sleeping bag will eventually need a cleaning. How do you proceed, in particular according to the different materials?

{ asked by Stefano Borini }

ANSWER

The procedure is roughly the same for both Down and Synthetic, however down requires special precautions:

Sadly, despite being as careful as possible, washed down almost never seems to be as good as new. So do it only when necessary - if ever. Smelly bags can often improve just by laying out in the sun for a few hours. UV is brutal on funk-bugs.

PROTIP: Using a sleeping bag liner (silk or other) that will intercept your body's dirt and oils (the down-killers) will extend the life or your bag.

{ answered by LBell }
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