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Notice : Please give your new down sleeping bag a good 5 minute shake and run it in the dryer on no heat for 5 minutes to give it back its loft after being compressed during transit to save you money. Store your down bag uncompressed in a cool, dry place. Spread it out under your bed, hang it in a closet, or put it in a bag, breathable storage bag (like a laundry bag or a king-size pillowcase).

Fluff your new sleeping bag to restore loft. It may have been compressed a while.

Store hanging or in a breathable bag or sack.

Washing your down bag

Please consider spot cleaning first before fully washing your sleeping bag. If you must fully wash your bag, for the safest and best cleaning option, we recommend washing your down sleeping bag by hand. Do not use your home machine if it has an agitator in it. Agitators tear sleeping bags. Dry cleaning is not appropriate for sleeping bags, especially down. Solvents used in dry cleaning can strip the natural oils from down that help it retain loft. Damage due to machine washing by customer or other improper washing is not covered under warranty. For machine washing, let our friends at Rainy Pass wash your bag. Rainy Pass is our professional cleaning and repair service company for all Hyke and Byke outdoor gear.

The type of soap should be a gentle, non-detergent soap that is made for washing down. We recommend Nikwax Down Wash Direct, which costs just under $11 and will add hydrophobic, water repellant qualities to the premium down.

How to hand wash and dry your down bag

  • 1. Close the bag zippers. Since your bag has a water repellant shell, turn the bag inside out.
  • 2. For down bags, hand-washing in a bathtub works best. Fill the tub with warm water and add one of the above-recommended cleaners. Put the bag in and gently work in the soap, then allow it to soak for 15 minutes. Drain the tub and press out any remaining water. In a cold-water rinse, work the soap out gently, let the bag sit for 15 minutes and drain. Press out any remaining water. Repeat the rinse until all the soap is out.
  • 3. Air drying is the safest way to dry your bag, but obviously the longest. If you tumble dry your bag, use very low heat or a no-heat setting and keep an eye on it. Dryers have varying heat outputs, so you need to check periodically to make sure the shell and insulation aren't overheating, which can actually lead to melting. Add a couple clean tennis balls when the bag is nearly dry. This will help break up any clumps of insulation and helps restore the loft.
  • 4.After the bag comes out of the dryer, hang it for a couple of hours and inspect it to be sure it is completely dry. If it is a down bag check to make sure the down is not-clumping inside the bag. Never store-a bag with clumped down as it indicates it is not fully dry.
  • 5.Once the bag is completely dry you can store it. Please do not use the provided stuff sack for longterm storage of your sleeping bag. The longer you compress the insulation, the more loft it loses. Store it in a cool, dry place. Spread it out under your bed, hang it in a closet, or put it in a big, breathable storage bag (like a laundry bag or a king-size pillowcase). Hope this helps! Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Hope this Helps! Feel Free to let us know if you have any other questions.