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.
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.