The down is the best insulation that you can get. But it needs some extra care. But if you do so, your sleeping bag will reward you with exeptional longelivety and outstanding performance.
Storing your sleeping bag
The best way to store your down sleeping bag is to hang it free in a dark and well ventilated place (closet for example). If you do not have enough oom for that, the second best option is to store it in our storage bagm that is supplied with all our sleeping bags. After every outing, unpack your sleeping bag from the compression bag, let it dry out and then store it.
Cleaning your sleeping bag
Minor dirt stains can be easilly removed by gently rubbing with wet cloth and warm water.
Washing your sleeping bag
Washing your down sleeping bag is not that hard that you might think. But it takes a bit of time (unless you have a dryer!)
You can wash your Patizon sleeping bag in a washing maschine. Follow the instructions printed on your sleeping bag, or use these: Wash it in a washing mashine using a gentle programme with no more than 30°C. Do not spin-dry. Use a specialty detergent made for down products. Avoid any aggresive detergents.
If you do not hace a dryer
It is necessary to let the sleeping bag dry in horizontal orientation in a well ventilated place. Give it a shake regularly to prevent the down from clumping together. It can take up to one week before it is completely dry. Do not iron nor blend the sleeping bag.
If you have a dryer
You can dry your sleeping bag in a dryer. Do not exceed 30°C temperatures.
Washing your sleeping bag once a year will keep your sleeping bag in a great condition for many years.
ON THE GO
If time and conditions allow, it’s always good to hang your sleeping bag into the air and let it dry for a while. This helps to keep the poeformance of the insulation at the highest level when using the sleeping bag for an extended period of time.
That’s easy! Simply stuff the sleeping bag into the compression bag. It is way better than rolling it systematically every time the same way, because you don’t strain the same fiber spots over and over again.