My Alpkit Pipedream 400 returned today from Elite Cleaning Services. It was sent on Saturday, so that’s a decently quick turnaround. It was well packed inside two polythene sacks, relatively uncompressed.
Unwrapping and laying the bag out, the down seemed more resilient than when I sent it. It may be an illusion, but it seemed even redder than I remembered. Some of the logos have peeled, but that’s not the fault of the cleaners. Overall, they seem to have done a good job.
While £39.99 is not cheap, I think it’s well worth the money for a clean sleeping bag and the addition of some proofing. Down is becoming more expensive due to increasing demand from leisure clothing and tighter supply. It makes a lot of sense to clean rather than replace. My Pipedream is now seven years old, but after cleaning is still as good as new.
Disclosure: I have no relationship with Elite Cleaning Services.