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    Is your quilt the climashield or the older 3D stuff he used to use? I know he switched at some point but don't exactly know when he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    nope... i'll try it again
    I have a PG 3D and another PG Delta bag, both of which had lost a ton of loft. When I WASHED and dried ( in a large commercial front loading washer and dryer ) both, they regained a bunch of loft. Though I don't think they reached "new" levels. And I think after a weeks worth of stuffing and use, one had shrunk back down again, a good bit. I always wonder if loss of performance is exactly correlated with loss of loft with these synthetic bags. And I also wonder if Climashield is finally any better than the previous versions at maintaining it's loft.

    I should add that the older PG 3D bag did not seem to loose as much loft, and was closer to new after washing, than the newer PG Delta bag. And I think it is also harder to compress to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mataharihiker View Post
    did you throw a tennis ball in with it?
    A tennis ball with sheet insulation doesn't sound right to me. With loose fill, maybe... maybe not.

    Here's what I'm thinking. With loose fill insulation you may want to break up clumps, but you don't want to damage internal baffles that you can't get at to repair either... so I don't know.

    With sheet insulation you might create tears in the insulation that lead to cold spots.
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    Best bet with sheet insulation may be line drying then. And washing using a front loader, the kind that don't have one of those agitators in 'em.

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    i have always dried syn fill using high heat and never had problems with it damaging the synthetic fill or the ripstop. never used a t-ball with syn either, only with down. line drying is probably fine, but i don't see a dryer hurting synthetic insulation, an agitating washer will though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    Is your quilt the climashield or the older 3D stuff he used to use? I know he switched at some point but don't exactly know when he did.
    i think mine is the 3D. i bought the kit a couple years ago i think.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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