/ Point 5 sleeping bag

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.
victorclimber - on 25 Nov 2013
I have an old Point5 down sleeping bag from I would think the 70,s if I cleaned it would it still be ok ,any Ideas please
Jack B on 25 Nov 2013
In reply to victorclimber:

It depends entirely on how it's been stored. If it was unpacked, in a loose bag, in a dry, not too cold place, then it won't have deteriorated much if at all. If it has been stored compressed for years, or gotten damp, or been exposed to a lot of UV it won't have fared as well.

Take it out and give it a shake. It should be fairly obvious what sort of condition it's in?
robert-hutton on 25 Nov 2013
In reply to victorclimber:
Hi I am still using my point five lightweight bag it's had a few washes and it's around halfway through its life, think the second half might be less stressful.
Rob
IPPurewater on 25 Nov 2013
In reply to victorclimber:

I washed my 37 year old Point Five Pennine bag last year. It really fluffed the down up and is now fine for summer and early autumn use again.
Timmd on 25 Nov 2013
In reply to victorclimber:

We've got a Point 5 in the family which is okay.

You can get bags cleaned and topped up by these people by the way.

http://www.mountaineering-designs.co.uk/
earlsdonwhu - on 25 Nov 2013
In reply to victorclimber: I too still have a Point Five bag from early 1970's( though I don't think I have used it for a decade+) It may come in useful one day! They must have been pretty well made originally.

ads.ukclimbing.com
victorclimber - on 26 Nov 2013
In reply to earlsdonwhu:

thanks for relies guys looks as though another 30 years or so with it .

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.