How to Clean a Coleman Sleeping Bag

How to Clean a Coleman Sleeping Bag
After a camping trip, your sleeping bag is bound to be dirty. If you are like a lot of people, you have used your sleeping bag several times without washing it. When the time comes to finally wash that dirty sleeping bag, do it right so that you do not ruin it. Washing a bag the wrong way will ruin the inner filling. Follow these sleeping bag care instructions to learn how to wash your sleeping bag the right way.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Commercial size agitator free washing machine Commercial size dryer Laundry detergent
  • Commercial size agitator free washing machine
  • Commercial size dryer
  • Laundry detergent
 
Step 1
Pretreat stains by applying a bleach free laundry detergent or a bleach free clothing stain remover product directly to stains prior to washing. Allow the laundry detergent or stain remover to sit for 15 minutes before washing.
Step 2
Wash the sleeping bag in warm water on gentle cycle in a large commercial size front loading or top loading agitator free washing machine. Self service coin operated laundry mats have commercial size front loading washing machines that do not have agitators. The reason for washing the sleeping bag in a washing machine that does not have an agitator is because the agitator breaks up the sleeping bags inner filling. Use only half of the amount of laundry soap that you would normally use for a large load of clothes to ensure that all of the soap rinses out of the sleeping bag.
Step 3
Dry the sleeping bag in a large commercial size dryer on the tumble dry low heat cycle. Make sure the inside of the sleeping bag is fully dry before you take it out so that the bag does not mildew.
Step 4
Store the clean sleeping bag. Zip the bag up. Fold it in half lengthwise. Roll it up tightly for short-term storage. For long-term storage, roll the sleeping bag up loosely so that it does not loose its fluffiness.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
It is okay to use fabric softener in the wash cycle and dryer sheets during drying.
 
Coleman recommends against using bleach or laundry detergents that contain bleach. Coleman sleeping bags are not dry clean safe.
 
Coleman recommends against using bleach or laundry detergents that contain bleach.
 
Coleman sleeping bags are not dry clean safe.

Article Written By Rose Kivi

Rose Kivi has been a writer for more than 10 years. She has a background in the nursing field, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat conservation. Kivi has authored educational textbooks, patient health care pamphlets, animal husbandry guides, outdoor survival manuals and was a contributing writer for two books in the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Series.