Don’t pack your bag wet because the weight of the wet fill can tear out the inside construction and ruin the bag. If your bag does get wet hang it out to air dry or fly dry it in a dryer without heat.
Sleeping bags should not be washed more than once a year unless absolutely necessary. Hang your bag out after each trip and allow it to air out. Spot cleaning with a sponge or brushing off loose dirt will help between washings. When your bag needs to be washed follow the directions provided by the manufacturer. Washing your bag in a large laundry mat style machine is better than using your home machine. A machine without an agitator is best (front loading) so drawstrings and straps don’t get wrapped around the machine in the washing process or worse torn off.
If your bag has two zippers that meet at a middle point don’t use one end to go all the way around the bag. This puts a lot of strain on the zipper and increases the chances of a zipper jumping off of its teeth and jamming. Try to have those zippers meeting at a near halfway point to balance the load and the distance the zipper has to travel.
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