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Sleeping Bag Care Guide

General Care

  • Between trips always store your bag in its storage sack to help maintain the loft & warmth of your bag.
  • We recommend using a Mont Inner Sheet with your bag; this will help keep it clean & maintain the loft & warmth of your bag.
  • Using a camping mat under your bag will help keep the bag clean & will provide thermal insulation from the ground.
  • Always air your bag after each use & store completely dry.

Washing your sleeping bag

We recommend hand washing your bag in a large tub with down-cleaner. Do not dry-clean. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Do not use a top loading washing machine.

  1. Turn your bag inside out or unzip completely.
  2. Fill the tub with lukewarm water enough to cover the bag, add down-cleaner as per the manufacturers instructions.
  3. Gently knead the bag to work water & cleaner throughout taking care not to lift the bag out of the water.
  4. Empty the tub & compress the bag to expel as much soiled water as possible.
  5. Refill the tub with clean water & knead the bag to rinse out the soiled water; this step may need to be repeated.
  6. Empty tub & compress bag until thoroughly drained.
  7. Roll bag into a ball & lift with two hands. Lifting a wet bag loosely can cause the fabric to tear.

Drying your sleeping bag

  1. Carefully carry with two hands to a tumble dryer.
  2. Tumble dry on a delicate & low heat setting. Check the bag frequently to make sure it is not overheating. A few clean tennis balls in the dryer will help prevent the down clumping.
  3. Intermittently massage the bag to break up any down clumps.
  4. Carefully feel the down to ensure it is completely dry before storing. Mont recommends laying the bag out for several days after drying before storing.

The Do's ✔

  • Do use a sleeping mat.
  • Use a Mont inner sheet.
  • Air your bag after use.
  • Store your bag in its storage sack.
  • Hand wash your bag as needed.
  • Use a down-cleaner solution.
  • Use your sleeping bag on wonderful adventures 
in the wild.

The Don'ts ✗

  • Do not dry-clean your bag.
  • Do not wash with soap or detergent, only use a down-cleaning solution.
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
  • Do not use a top loading washing machine.
  • Do not lift your bag when it is very wet.
  • Do not tumble dry on high heat or for extended periods.
  • Do not store your bag damp.
  • Do not store your bag compressed.