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   Old Thread  #19 13 Mar 2019 at 8.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I put rubber gloves on to bag the turds that have escaped during winter then a washing up brush to loosen most of the clag. After that its the same process as most, the bath dance and lay out flat.
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   Old Thread  #18 13 Mar 2019 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sounds good. Thanks. And thanks for all the other responses too.
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   Old Thread  #17 12 Mar 2019 at 9.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Had my tails up goliath sleeping bag for over 20years now and never been washed once, still as good as when I brought it.
I give it a wipe over now and again and a good airing every couple of months, jobs a good un.
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   Old Thread  #16 12 Mar 2019 at 9.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To be honest they are never the same when you wash them or have them dry cleaned in my opinion. If it really is stinking and smells like old fish an wet farts.. Just get yourself a new one.
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   Old Thread  #15 12 Mar 2019 at 8.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Take to the laundrette in the big machines which works out 7 then hand on the back of the door inside out to dry.
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   Old Thread  #14 12 Mar 2019 at 3.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've found just airing it on a line in spring and wiping any mud or dirt of cover with damp cloth OK for my bags, but it's a personal thing.
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   Old Thread  #13 12 Mar 2019 at 2.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Exactly this, all I would add is get a heavy duty large plastic bag to put in when transporting from bath to garden.....
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   Old Thread  #12 12 Mar 2019 at 1.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Do mine every year, 4 down the local laundrette.
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   Old Thread  #11 11 Mar 2019 at 10.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've had a Trakker Pertex and I used to take it down the dry cleaners like I do all my bags. Comes back perfect and no hassle. Life's too short for any other malarkey.
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   Old Thread  #10 11 Mar 2019 at 7.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bring mine to the laundry...costs 15 euro's to get it professionally cleaned...
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   Old Thread  #9 11 Mar 2019 at 7.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The way I have always done it
WAIT until a boiling hot summers day

then bung it in a bath full of hand warm water to which you will had added some pure soap flakes keeping it as flat as possible and avoid twisting it
more like treading grapes action and rinse really well with lots of clean water
dry in the garden as flat as possible
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   Old Thread  #8 11 Mar 2019 at 5.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Shove it in one of those 18kg washing machines that you see at the petrol station.
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   Old Thread  #7 11 Mar 2019 at 4.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I asked Trakker about cleaning my 365 & they responded with the following:

Here are the washing instructions for sleeping bags/covers.

. Ensure the washing machine is large enough
. Secure all straps and buckles to ensure they do not get wrapped round the sleeping bag/cover as it washes.
. 40 degrees max. on a minimum spin cycle
. We recommend using a liquid non biological cleaning fluid (granges universal fabric cleaner is perfect)

The drying process

. Remove from washing machine and lay flat to allow the bulk of the water to run out. (if you hang it over a line straight away the thermal fill will fall to the bottom of the bag/cover )
. Once most of the water has drained from the bag/cover you can then hang on a line to dry it fully. do not use a tumble dryer this may damage the sleeping bag/cover.
. You can then use a spray on re proofer on the outer of the bag/cover. (we would recommend fabsil gold aerosol for sleeping bags/covers. Follow instructions on can)
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   Old Thread  #6 11 Mar 2019 at 3.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You might find a few sleeping bags say do not dry clean.

My Coleman Polar -12 used to get put in the washing machine and then dried inside out. I was lucky to have an oversize washing machine though, not all washing machines have the capacity.

I do confess that my latest sleeping bag needs a clean, the bath idea looks sensible, but it will be washing liquid, then rinse then hang to dry.
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   Old Thread  #5 11 Mar 2019 at 2.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've always dry cleaned mine, not had any problems so far. Unless it specifically says do not dry clean that's what I would do.
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