How to Wash a Sleeping Bag (Guide)

Things You Should Do Before Getting Started...

1. Treating Stains Gently scrub stains with mild soap or stain remover. Rinse thoroughly. 2. Follow Care Label Refer to your bag's care label for specific instructions. 3. Gather Supplies You'll need mild detergent, a large tub/ washing machine and a drying rack

 Hand-Washing (Option 1)

1. Fill a tub with lukewarm water and outdoor gear detergent 2. Submerge the bag for 15-30 minutes 3. Gently agitate 4. Rinse until no soap remains

Machine Washing (Option 2)

1. Check care label 2. Use a gentle cycle with cold water 3. Add outdoor gear  detergent 4. Balance the load with towels 5. Use a front-loading machine if possible

Only Use Detergent specifically designed for outdoor gear  

Avoid using regular laundry detergent as it can leave residue and affect the performance of your sleeping bag 

Don't Overdo the Detergent

 Using too much detergent can leave behind residue that is difficult to rinse out completely and damage the fabric and insulation of your sleeping bag. Follow outdoor gear detergent instructions.

Machine Dry

make sure to set the dryer on low heat. Too much heat can damage the fabric and insulation. throw in a couple of clean tennis balls or dryer balls This will help fluff up the insulation and prevent clumping specially for down-filled.


Lay out your sleeping bag flat on a drying rack, or a clean surface like a table or patio furniture, or Hang it over a clothesline in a well-ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight exposure 

How Often Should I Wash a Sleeping Bag? Ideally, experts recommend washing your sleeping bag at least once per season. However, the final answer depends on factors like  usage and quality of your bag  

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