Granger's Down Wash 10 oz
Grangers Down Wash has been formulated to thoroughly clean down items without damaging the delicate material within. Down wash removes dirt and neutralizes odor without reducing loft or impairing performance. Properly maintaining your gear will ensure it lasts for many seasons of use.
Volume: 10 fl oz (300 ml)
Down gear items do not need to be washed very often. Wash once after a long season or only as needed. This container is enough to wash a down sleeping bag five times.
Be careful of machine washing down gear items. The twisting motion of a washing machine could potentially tear the shell or the internal baffles. If you do try a washing machine do so at your own risk using the delicate setting.
We recommend hand washing your down gear items in a bathtub with warm water and Granger's Down wash. When washing your sleeping bag keep it in the dry bag and remove it while it is underwater so that it doesn't fill up with air. Swish your items around for a few minutes. Drain the tub then give your items another good rinse in clean water.
Squish your sleeping bag back into the dry bag and squeeze as much water as you can out of it. For down clothing items squeeze as much water as you can out of them.
For best results, lay your items out in the sun to dry. If the items have a darker shell material (for example black on the inside) face the black side up to absorb more heat from the sun. You will have to periodically pull apart any wet down clumps.
It may take all day to completely dry down gear items, but don't worry, eventually all the clumps will be broken apart and dry. Your items will fluff back up better than new.
Some people use a clothes dryer with tennis balls to help break the down clumps apart, but do so at your own risk. High heat can melt delicate shell materials. Even with a dryer it can take a very long time to dry down gear items. We recommend drying your down gear items in the sun, or line drying indoors if outside weather doesn't permit sun drying.