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Old 03-24-2016, 07:20 AM
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Washing the old bag

We've owned our REI Sub-Kilo sleeping bags for about six years now, and that means that we've used them on about 750 miles of backpacking trips. Since we usually hike about 7-8 miles a day, that's about 100 nights in the bag, not counting some of our car camping trips. Ewww.

So as you can imagine, the bags had started to look a little grimy in places. We've meant to wash them for a couple of years, but it's such a major process that we never got around to it. Until now.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:03 AM
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Backpack: GoLite Pinnacle
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I'm glad you did a better job than me. A few years ago in late December, my daughter, grandkids, nie NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:06 AM
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Yeah--it does say "delicate" fabrics for the dryer cycle... NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:10 AM
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I've had good results washing down sleeping bags at the coin laundromat.
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