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    down washing

    how often do you wash your down TQ/UQ? Just washed mine for the first time after sometime of use. i just wanted to know because i started to see some loft issuess and some cold spots, thats why i decided to wash them. but i also dont want to wash them too often and ruin them. thanks for your input.

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    Re: down washing

    If your using the down wash... I don't think you can hurt it too much... But depending on usage I would think once a year should be fine...
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    Yea i go out alot, ive done 250 plus trail miles last year alone and go camping with the kids in the summer all the time. I used gear aid down wash, and all my quilts look brand new and so fluffy. thanks for your response brute!

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    The reported keys to washing are thorough rinsing and complete drying. The latter can take a lot of time, but IMO is abetted considerably by hi-speed centrifuge to get the most water out after the last rinse. Beware hot spots in a dryer damaging the nylon.

    Down has been washed multiple times before it gets to the garment maker, in detergents and in hot water for sterility.

    A carefully attended UQ should only rarely need to be washed. I'd brush mud stains off. I extend TQ lintervals between washings by putting a covered body under it, when possible. Long sleeves, pants, and clean hands, neck, and face.

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