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Yes, fortunately, a lot of sleeping bags in the market could take a few spins in the washing machine.  However, it is best to use a front-loading washer (or top-loading machine without an agitator) instead of a regular top-loading washing machine. Please be advised, though, that some home front-loader machines are usually small and would not give your sleeping bag enough space to tumble and clean properly. Also, make sure to wash the bag in a gentle cycle, using an appropriate...
Whether you have a new spanking sleeping bag, or you rely on an old trusty bag to keep you warm on your backpacking trips, we have some tips on how to help your sleeping bag keep you warm and toasty: Avoid Major Causes of Heat Loss – You can add to the warmth and defend against heat loss by using a sleeping liner, an insulating pad, a good tent, and finding the right campsite.   Your body emits a natural...
Comfort temperature in sleeping bags refers to the lowest temperature a bag is intended to keep the user warm and comfortable, without the need for any additional blankets. When a bag is designed as a “15-degree bag” it means that the average sleeper would remain warm and toasty inside the bag unless the air temperature drops lower than 15 degrees. These sleeping bag temperature specifications assume that the sleeper is wearing long clothes and is using a sleeping pad underneath....
Summer is just around the corner! Have you planned your summer trip yet? If you're planning to go out of the country,  you better make sure that you have your valid passport with you, unless you want to start your summer adventure with a hassle. Imagine this: Your wanderlust is itching, you are all worked-up for a trip that is only a couple of days away, your bags are packed and ready, and your flight and hotel have been already booked....