I'm in a bit of a rush to get to a friends house, so I'll cut to the chase:
Just got back from a winter camping trip in the White Mountains and my MSS is soaked from sweat (both condensation from my body heat and high humidity, and my own body's secretions). I tried googling and searching ZS but can't quite find out what setting/how washable these things are. What I'm most worried about is the Gore-Tex bivvy cover. Is there anything I need to do to make sure it retains its magical properties?
If nobody knows, I'm going to put it on my machine's hand wash setting with only a dash of high efficiency detergent. I'll do three loads for each section, and the Gore-Tex is going to get an extra rinse cycle for safety.
God damn this thing was warm the past three nights.
EDIT: As far as the Gore-Tex layer, I don't know why I didn't find this my first time through:http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellit ... structions
(Machine Wash warm, no bleach, no wash in water-proof treatment)