How do I dry my sleeping bag after washing?
Drying in fresh air:
Carefully lift the wet item from the tub. It will weigh many times its own weight due to the soaked filling, thereby increasing the risk of the seams ripping. The product should therefore be laid out flat to dry rather than being hung up.
Down clumps together when wet. This means that it should be squeezed out hourly at first during the drying process (which can take up to three days depending on the temperature and filling weight) and then shaken out two to three times daily in order to redistribute the down evenly within the chambers. The down product is only dry when no more clumps or lumps can be felt.
Drying in a tumble dryer takes 2 to 4 hours. The sleeping bag must fit in the drum (drum size min. 8 kg) without being squashed. Set the dryer at a medium heat, max. 40 °C. Placing 5 or 6 clean tennis balls in the dryer when drying has the same effect as shaking your product out rigorously (every 10 minutes).