Can I wash an Army Modular Sleep System in my top-load washer?
January 20, 2014 4:38 PM Subscribe
I just got a set of surplus unused Army sleeping bags (called the Modular Sleep System) and want to wash them. The tags say to use a commercial, front-load washer; can I use my modern, top-load washer that does not
have an agitator?
posted by wenestvedt to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The two sleeping bags can nest inside each other, and they come with a heavy GoreTex bivy sack that can stand in for a tent. (There's also two stuff sacks.) They are awfully sweet.
The care tag specifically says to use a front-load machine. But is this just a relic of an earlier age, before home washers without a central agitator were common? Or is there something different about the way those machines work?
(It is new, but smells of cigarette smoke. I would like to wash it on principle they same way I wash anything new. I have already aired it out, and after washing it I will try to swamp any remaining smell with cheap coffee grounds. :7)