How to Take Care of Your Sleeping Bag Part 2-Appalachian Outfitters

How to Take Care of Your Sleeping Bag Part 2

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In our last email, we discussed sleeping bag care when it comes to washing and drying. In today's newsletter, we want to mention some other steps you can take to keep your sleeping bag at maximum performance.

We will continue from where we left off, so the next step should be done after you dry your sleeping bag. 

odor bag


When washing just isn’t enough, use an odor eliminator. It will remove stinky, persistent smells from all types of gear.

You can check out Revivex Odor Eliminator, which uses a powerful and natural formula that utilizes water-activated microbes to remove funky smells.

Rather than hide or mask bad odors, it safely removes the bacteria causing the odor. The best part - it can also treat odors in tents, wetsuits, dog beds, and activewear.

Use the solution within 72 hours of adding water for best results.

  1. Fill a tub with just enough cool water to submerge the sleeping bag.
  2. Add 2 fl oz of Odor Eliminator to 20 gallons of water. Stir to mix.
  3. Unzip the sleeping bag and submerge in solution saturating inside and out.
  4. Soak for 5 minutes then remove. Do not rinse.
  5. Let the bag sit for a couple of hours, then follow the drying instructions above.
water droplets



It is important to protect your sleeping bag from getting wet, but sometimes it can be quite difficult.

Therefore, the best solution is to spray the exterior of your sleeping bag with a durable water repellent, which will protect the insulation from getting wet.

One of the best options is the Revivex Durable Water Repellent.

  1. Before drying, remove a clean sleeping bag from the wash and make sure it is no longer turned inside-out.

  2. Treat the exterior of the bag with Revivex Durable Water Repellent. Shake can well. Spray 5-10 inches from the garment in a well-ventilated area. Provide an even spray to the entire bag.

  3. Afterward, follow the drying instructions above.

Two sleeping bags


The most important note for this step is to make sure you don't compress your sleeping bag too much for extended periods of time because it can reduce the bag's loft or insulation.

The best practice would be to loosely store your sleeping bag in a large cotton or mesh sack.

If you do not have it, then check out some of our products below. We are sure you will find the perfect one!

Waterproof Storage

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Dry Sack

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack

Sea to Summit eVac Dry Sack

Ultra-Sil Nano Dry Sack Lightweight Dry Sack eVac Dry Sack

Compressed Waterproof Storage 

Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil eVent Compression Dry Sack

eVent Compression Dry Sack
Ultra-Sil eVent Compression Dry Sack

Compressed Storage

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Compression Sack

Sea to Summit Compression Sack

Ultra-Sil Compression Sack
Compression Sack


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