Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Torch Review

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie grew up moving constantly whether in gymnastics or running around on the family farm in New York. Nowadays, she has melded her energy and passion for the outdoors into a career in the ski industry and a continual quest to spend as much time outside enjoying everything that Colorado has to offer. In between skiing each of Colorado's 26 ski areas in one season, she can be found in the Front Range pounding the pavement marathon training or enjoying the abundant singletrack on her mountain bike or her own two feet. Stephanie also enjoys cooking to fuel for her activities, traveling, good beer, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

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2 Responses

  1. Cindy says:

    bought Thermal Q Lamina Z Bonfire -30F/-34C
    Is it washable? How?

  2. Mark Ranum says:

    Follow the care instructions when washing your sleeping bag. These are usually listed on the tag. Most sleeping bags should be hand washed with mild detergent or washed in a front-loading washer on gentle cycle. Always tumble dry on low heat.

    -Consult your bag maker’s instructions (on a label or online).
    -Get the proper cleaning product (for down or synthetic fill).
    -Use the gentle cycle and warm water (or cold, if required by the bag maker).
    -Put it through a second rinse cycle to remove all the soap.
    -Support the full bag (don’t grab just one end) when removing it from the washer. (This helps avoid straining and ripping the seams.)
    -Gently squeeze out excess water.
    -Place the bag in a commercial-size dryer on low heat. Expect a synthetic bag to take at least an hour; a down bag will take several hours.
    -Add two or three clean tennis balls if it’s a down bag. (They help break up clumps of down to speed the drying process.)
    -Run as many cycles as needed to dry the bag.

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