My down sleeping bag smelled like a wet dog after a damp night out. By reading this forum thread.
I realized that it probably didn't dry enough after the trip. So I let it out at the air, and the smell partially went away. Two more days in the open air, and the smell was still there though.
So I washed it. I know how to do it properly, using the proper detergent, a front load machine and a very gentle cycle.
Now, I have two issues.
One, the bag left the washing machine still smelling. The odor is there, persistently strong though it diminished after the first day.
I headed to the self-service laundry to discover that it was not open 24h. It is going to open tomorrow in the morning.
Hence, finally, the questions:
- why is my sleeping bag smelling so much even after letting it drying for several days, and even after a proper wash cycle?
- what should I do now while I wait for the self service laundry to open (that will be in about 12 hours?) to limit its damage - if there's any that may happen meanwhile?
Many thanks everybody