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PRODUCT CARE & STORAGE

TENTS

How do I clean my tent?

Proper cleaning and storage of your Woods tent will help prolong its life. Before storing your tent, set it up and inspect it. Look for any damage, pulled seams, broken zippers, holes or mildew. Woods warranty covers pulled seams or broken zippers (manufacturer defects).Once you have done a complete inspection of your tent, clean all the dust and dirt marks with a sponge, mild soap, and tepid water. Rinse with a clean wet sponge. Allow the tent to dry thoroughly before dismantling it. Do not soak your tent, and never machine-wash it. Be sure to wipe down your tent poles with a clean sponge or towel. Salt can corrode them, and dirt on the poles stored with your tent can encourage mildew growth. Also, be sure the shock cord in your poles are dry before storing.Run a dry toothbrush over the zippers to ensure the zipper teeth stay clean and prevent them from failing.Store the tent in a cool, dry place.

What if my tent has a musty odor?

A musty odour from the tent fabric can indicate mildew formation. Mildew requires a dark, warm, moist environment to grow and reproduce. Mildew penetrates the urethane coating of the tent fabric, and grows between the tent fabric and the coating, eventually destroying the fabric.Should mildew begin to form, set up the tent and clean it with a sponge and warm soapy water, then rinse with a clean sponge. Next, sponge-wipe the tent with a solution of 1/2 cup Lysol and 1 gallon of hot water. Leave the solution on the fabric and allow it to dry. Then, mix 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of concentrated lemon juice with 1 gallon of hot water. Rub the solution into the visible mildew and once again, allow it to dry.

SLEEPING BAGS

What is the best way to store my sleeping bag?

To keep your Woods sleeping bag lasting for years to come, we recommend you follow the steps:(1) Store your sleeping bag in a large nylon / mesh bag (instead of a stuff or compression sack) to maintain the bag’s loft throughout it’s lifespan. Storing your sleeping bag in a small stuff sack constricts the insulation and may be harmful for an extended amount of time.(2) When not using your sleeping bag, store in a cool, dry place. If the bag is stored when wet or damp, you increase the chances of mildew growth(3) The most efficient way to dry your sleeping bag is air-dry outside, avoiding direct exposure to sun. When drying, turn the bag inside out, this allows for the insulation to dry more rapidly though the lining materials as well as helping to freshening the sleeping bag.Run a dry toothbrush over the zippers to ensure the zipper teeth stay clean and prevent them from failing.

What if my tent has a musty odor?

A musty odour from the tent fabric can indicate mildew formation. Mildew requires a dark, warm, moist environment to grow and reproduce. Mildew penetrates the urethane coating of the tent fabric, and grows between the tent fabric and the coating, eventually destroying the fabric.Should mildew begin to form, set up the tent and clean it with a sponge and warm soapy water, then rinse with a clean sponge. Next, sponge-wipe the tent with a solution of 1/2 cup Lysol and 1 gallon of hot water. Leave the solution on the fabric and allow it to dry. Then, mix 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of concentrated lemon juice with 1 gallon of hot water. Rub the solution into the visible mildew and once again, allow it to dry.