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    Make an ENO even softer

    I had a few grass stains on my DN and then it got a bit wet in the rain. So I decided to wash it. I put it on low agitation with a little bit of (roll) Tide. Hung it up to dry it. When it was dry and I got in it, I don't know if it's just my imagination, but it feels softer and nicer than before. I didn't' even use a fabric softener, but I'm debating a dose of Snuggles or something similar next time It needs a washing.
    Has anyone else washed an ENO and thought it felt better after?
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    yes, but do not use any softener of any kind on it... when washing i use Atko sport wash..no scent no residue.
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    Polyester does respond to detergents by lofting somewhat. That's why infant and toddler sleepwear is suggested to be washed in detergent. (Detergent also re-energizes the flame retardant treatment in sleepwear, but that's not a issue here.) I would also suggest foregoing the fabric softener. It can leave a residue that might might be unwanted in this application. Polyester, unlike down, is best washed with detergents and not soap. They do make unscented detergents (my daughter uses them to wash her massage table sheets.) They might be a little cheaper than the tech washes if that's an issue.
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    Yeah my ex-wife was all about the organic, scent and dye free detergents. I like the smell of (roll) Tide because my mom always used it and it makes me feel like a little kid. Thanks for the heads up not to use fabric softener.
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    Thanks for the idea. I probably will try washing in (roll) Tide (roll) before I install my Whoopie slings. They should be here Tuesday-ish. I can't wait to get it together.

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    I wish I had a front loader, because I was uber worried about the agitator tearing the fabric. That or the whoopies getting tangled around it. But it all came out ok.
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    I plan on washing the first time right before I install the woopies. If necessary, you can get a mesh bag to wash it in. I have a large "ditty bag" for small and stringy stuff that needs to get washed.

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    Polyester does respond to detergents by lofting somewhat.
    I thought the ENO hammocks were made of nylon? I'm looking at the tag that came off mine, and under "specs" it says: high-strength breathable woven nylon.

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    My Eno DN has a tag that states it is Nylon as well.

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    They all are.

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