20469How do you wash a down sleeping bag?
- May 3, 2010Greetings Everyone!
This weekend at the once a month gear sale at REI, I scored a Mountain
Hardware Lyell -15 down bag with 2lbs of 600 goose down for $39.00. This is a
$350 sleeping bag so I just had to grab it to use in my Hammock or to try
to make an underquilt with it. YET the reason it was sooo cheap is even
though the bag is in almost new condition it smells like dog in some places.
Which makes me wonder if the dog smell is just on the nylon bag or has
permeated into the down and how to deal with it.
So I really need assistance in how to best get that scent out without
ruining the down in the bag. The directions say not to dry clean and to not use
So it suggests washing it in a front loading machine and tumble drying on
gentle in a front loader. I have heard to help keep the loft to add a tennis
ball or a sneaker to the dryer. Would those things help or hinder the
Right now I have it airing out in full sun which I noticed reduced some of
the scent yesterday when I put it in the sun yet then it seemed like the
scent was back this morning.
So any suggestions on treating this great bag with the care it needs so I
can use it would be greatly appreciated!!
Until then...Celebrate Life!
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