Maintenance and Care

Maintanence & Care- We consider all gear to be an investment, please take care of your gear and it will take care of you. The off-season is long and arduous, but we have no excuse not to take care of ALL of our precious gear.

DOWN SLEEPING BAGS

You can extend the life of your sleeping bag by storing it loose, in a cool and dry place. At the foot of each sleeping bag are two loops that allow you to hang the sleeping bag when not in use. All down bags also come with a large cotton bag for storage purposes.

 When washing your sleeping bag, be sure to turn the bag inside out, and zip up all of the zippers. If machine washing, wash on cold and gentle settings. Remember to always use a front-loading large capacity commercial washer, as the agitator in a top-loading washer may damage the sleeping bag. It is important to wash your sleeping bag with a down specific soap. Never use liquid detergents or fabric softeners, as detergents may leave residues that will not rinse out and may wash away the natural oils of the down. MontBell recommends cleaning products made by ReVivex, available at your local specialty retailer.

When preparing to dry your sleeping bag, be very careful when moving it from the washer to the dryer. Lift the entire bag at once from the bottom and carefully place it in a large capacity commercial dryer. MontBell does not recommend using a home dryer as they can sometimes damage the bag. Tumble dry on low heat. Drying may take several hours, MontBell recommends checking the bag often to make sure it is not overheating and that the down is not clumping. If the down is clumping, redistribute the down with gentle massaging. It is also important not to line dry or expose your sleeping bag to direct sunlight for extended periods of time, as the UV rays may damage the nylon.

 

SYNTHETIC SLEEPING BAGS


You can extend the life of your sleeping bag by storing it loose, in a cool and dry place. At the foot of each sleeping bag are two loops that allow you to hang the sleeping bag when not in use.

 When washing your sleeping bag, be sure to turn the bag inside out, and zip up all of the zippers. If machine washing, wash on cold and gentle settings. Remember to always use a front-loading large capacity commercial washer, as the agitator in a top-loading washer may damage the sleeping bag. It is important to wash your sleeping bag with a soap specifically designed for synthetic insulation. Never use liquid detergents or fabric softeners, as detergents may leave residues that will not rinse out. MontBell recommends cleaning products made by ReVivex, available at your local specialty retailer.

When preparing to dry your sleeping bag, be very careful when moving it from the washer to the dryer. Lift the entire bag at once from the bottom and carefully place it in a large capacity commercial dryer. MontBell does not recommend using a home dryer as they can sometimes damage the bag. Tumble dry on low heat. Drying may take several hours, MontBell recommends checking the bag often to make sure it is not overheating. It is also important not to line dry or expose your sleeping bag to direct sunlight for extended periods of time, as the UV rays may damage the nylon.