Re: Cleaning Sleeping Bags
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Tue, 3 Oct 1995 12:35:15 -0500
For cleaning sleeping bags the best answer is to check the label for
cleaning instructions. Each bag should come with an attached label giving
recommended washing procedures.
Besides that, Holofill, Holofill II, and several other man made fibers
can be damaged by chemicals used in dry cleaning, so I would not
recommend going that route. Usually you want to wash on a gentle cycle
using a small amount of soap. Some suggest using a large commercial
washer on a gentle cycle with 1/4 cup of detergent. Many require air
drying or drying on low heat in a dryer. There are so many different
types of bags and insulating fibers on the market it is difficult to make
a single blank statement.
If the care instruction label is not readable, I usually tell my parents to
pretend it is their favorite wool sweater and proceed accordingly. It
usually works out.
Scoutmaster Troop 33
DeKalb, Illinois CGolden@NIU.edu
On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Weiland, James A BB wrote:
> What are the recommended ways to clean sleeping bags. I'm talking about
> the kinds made with man made fibers, such as, Holofill, Holofill II, etc.
> they be washed or dry cleaned without destroying their effectiveness?
> I've had a few parents ask these questions and I need some guidance
> from the list.
> Jim Weiland
> SM Troop 551
> King of Prussia, PA
> Valley Forge Council
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