Proper Care for Sleeping Bags

When camping, the use of a sleeping bag will keep you warm and comfortable throughout the evening. Because this is such an important piece of gear, it is best to make sure that it is properly cared for.

With sleeping bags, there are a number of things that should be considered. The care of the bag will be determined on the type of material that it is made out of. Sleeping bags should be stored flat when they are not being used. This will ensure that the loft of the material does not get degraded. If it is constantly stored in the stuff sack, the sleeping bag will not loft back up to the original size once it is opened up. This is especially important for down filled sleeping bags. Ones that are filled with synthetic materials will maintain their loft better.

When it comes to washing the bag, it is best to follow the instructions of the manufacturer. This may include using a special wash, or may also mean that the sleeping bag should not be placed in a washing machine but instead should only be wiped down or gently washed in a tub.

With some simple care and consideration, sleeping bags can last the user for many years and many seasons to come.

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