How to fold and store your sleeping bag
How you store a sleeping bag depends on its filling:
If you have a down/feather sleeping bag
Down ages badly if it is compressed, it is therefore better to store a down sleeping bag in a large compression bag. Quechua down filled sleeping bags are sold with these bags, which enable easy storage that does not damage the down and saves space. Our tip, if you prefer to keep your sleeping bag unfolded: Hang it with a hanger, like a pair of pants.
If you have a wadding-filled sleeping bag
A wadding-filled sleeping bag can be stored in a compact compression bag.The best is to stuff the sleeping bag in the bag, avoid carefully folding it. This way, the wadding fibers are not always squashed in the same place and you will keep it in good condition for longer.
How to clean your sleeping bag
How you clean your sleeping bag depends on its filling.
If it's polyester wadding:
- place the sleeping bag in the washing machine.
- Add 2 or 3 tennis balls (new balls or balls that have been washed in bleach, if possible): they enable better beating of the sleeping bag and better washing without any damage. Start a 86° F cycle, without spinning.
- Then air dry the sleeping bag.
If it's down:
The golden rule is to wash the sleeping bag as little as possible.The safest option is to have the sleeping bag professionally cleaned at a dry cleaner. It is particularly important to check that it is completely dry, particularly at the seams.
For easier maintenance and to avoid dirtying inside the sleeping bag, you can use a cotton or silk sleeping bag liner.
Long live your camping companion!