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    Quote Originally Posted by cneill13 View Post
    +1 on the above by TrailSlug. White vinegar in hot water for a few hours. Rinse and hang outside and the slight vinegar smell will go away.

    I have used this on both hammocks and down quilts with favorable results.
    thanks. i was afraid to use hot. but i can do hot tap water (like hot shower water). I will try this tonight or tomorrow night and let you all know of my results

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    I just strip the lines off and was in the same detergent I use on my hunting clothes, then reattach the suspension and hang outside to dry. I do this every spring.

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    I just soaked it in a mix of White Vinegar and Hot/Warm water and left it in a bucket in the tub last night. this morning the smell seems to have been greatly reduced Tonight after work, I will do the baking soda wash or see if i can get some of the organic odor remover detergent that i saw at Sam's Club. But overall, it is a ton better.

    Also I have to say that the 1.0 material does a great job of shedding water

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    Another vote for vinegar.

    If that doesn't work, I often have success soaking gear in MiraZyme - but I think that's mostly for organic smells, like from bacteria. No idea how that works on smokey smells.

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    Hanging outdoors in sunshine and breeze helps too- it may take several days.

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    Did you ask Dutch?
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    I roast coffee at home.

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    Hot water and Tide for me. Let it soak for 24 hours and give it a good swish periodically. Then rinse it off and air dry. Never tried getting rid of cigarette smoke but it works on AT funk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snwcmpr View Post
    Did you ask Dutch?
    no i was looking through the forums if it had been asked before and so just ended up asking. and you never know what the collective experiences come up with

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    So is the smell gone? If so what was the best solution or was it a combination of repeated washings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailSlug View Post
    So is the smell gone? If so what was the best solution or was it a combination of repeated washings?
    Yes. The smell is gone.
    To recap - leaving it out in the rain outside did not work. Soaking it in cold water did not work.
    I soaked it overnight in shower hot water with vinegar - about a 2 water to 1 vinegar estimate. Quick rinse off in the morning and most of the smell was gone with only faint traces left.
    Hung to dry
    Then I washed it on delicate in cold water with 'Odor Bully' (a plant based biodegradable detergent cleaner)
    And now it smells fresh and clean.
    I'm not sure if I would have started with the Odor Bully if that would have done it, but the white vinegar really helped a ton and I think even 2 washing of that would have also done the trick.
    Hung to dry

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