Enlightened Equipment Customers Rave About eClean's Solution

by Stevie Smith August 14, 2023 5 min read

Enlightened Equipment Customers Rave About eClean's Solution

If you are an avid explorer, keeping your sleeping bag clean is crucial for maintaining its performance and longevity. If you are a proud owner of an Enlightened Equipment sleeping bag (sleeping quilt, if we’re being technical), you understand the importance of quality and proper care. That's why we're excited to announce that eClean is now a proud cleaning partner of Enlightened Equipment®. Even before the initial launch of our partnership, our revolutionary cleaning solution has garnered rave reviews from Enlightened Equipment customers like yourself.

The Challenges of Cleaning Sleeping Bags

There’s no question that investing in a quality sleeping bag will make or break a camping trip, but let’s face it, keeping them clean is not easy. Enlightened Equipment has always recommended regular cleaning for their sleeping bags using hand washing methods, as machine washing is not recommended for products containing down feathers, due to the risk of damage or clumping (which doesn’t just make the bag lumpy, it makes it perform less as well!). 

While hand washing can definitely be effective for routine cleaning, it comes with its own set of challenges. The process can be time-consuming, requiring a significant investment of your valuable time. We’ve all been there - spending an entire day cleaning the trails off of our gear - when we’d rather be back out there! Additionally, handwashing may involve the use of special supplements like Granger, adding extra purchases and effort to the equation.

Regular care is essential to ensure that you get the most out of your Enlightened sleeping bag, however, improper care can lead to damage over time. We are on a mission to change that! We understand that it can be difficult, time consuming, and potentially damaging to clean a sleeping bag at home. Enlightened does too!

About Enlightened Equipment

Enlightened began in 2007 with just one person, Tim Marshall, making quilts alone in his basement. As the business grew, the dedication to quality, function, and adventure quickly caught the attention of the outdoor market, leading the company to become one of the top names in custom quilts and sleeping bags today. 

Over the years, eClean has received several orders for Enlightened cleanings, and it wasn’t long before both companies recognized that customers had a need for  a better sleeping bag and quilt cleaning solution. We got right to work devising a plan to get our customers the support they need and the care they deserve. 

The first step was to put our technology and services to the test. We received an official test order of Enlightened sleeping bags, which went perfectly - but what we didn’t know is that Enlightened also sent us a ghost order to clean!

When they had reviewed the results of both orders, they were very pleased with both the restorative aspect of the cleaning, as well as the loft of the down. . Now, after months of testing and preparing, we are finally ready to provide Enlightened customers with the next level of customer care!

Introducing eClean's Solution

Recognizing these challenges, Enlightened Equipment has partnered with eClean to provide you with an easy, affordable, and convenient solution for cleaning your sleeping bag. At eClean, we understand the importance of quality and convenience, and our services are tailored to meet your needs.

WhileEnlightened sleeping bags are our most popular cleaning service, we also provide a range of other services for your Enlightened gear. For example, we also provide jacket andquilt cleaning services. Plus, if you can’t find what you want on our website, we have acustom order form so we can get you the right cleaning at the right price!

Benefits of using eClean for sleeping bag cleaning

  • Cost-effectiveness: eClean offers competitive pricing that won't break the bank. We believe in providing value without compromising on quality, allowing you to keep your sleeping bag in pristine condition without a hefty price tag.
  • Environmentally friendly approach: Traditional dry cleaning methods often use harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your sleeping bag and the environment. eClean, on the other hand, uses a liquid CO2 dry cleaning process that is gentle on your gear and eco-friendly. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact so you can clean your sleeping bag with peace of mind.
  • Convenient process with a free shipping label:Gone are the days of worrying about drop-offs and pickups. With eClean, you can simply use the free shipping label provided to send your sleeping bag to our facility. We'll take care of the rest, ensuring a stress-free and convenient cleaning experience.
  • Quality cleaning and increased durability: Our cleaning process does not use any water, toxic-chemicals, or heat meaning no color loss, shrinkage, or stretching. We have seen fabric restored to like-new conditions and loft increased by up to 4 to 6 inches in just one cleaning!

Customer Testimonials

Enlightened Equipment customers have been more than satisfied with the results of eClean's cleaning process. After receiving several sleeping bags from customers, Enlightened Equipment decided to put eClean's services to the test. Not only did we pass the official test with flying colors, but we also received positive feedback from a secret "ghost order." Our cleaning results exceeded expectations, leaving our customers delighted and their sleeping bags refreshed.

Recommended Care Instructions 

There are a few things to consider when cleaning your Enlightened Equipment. First, handwashing is still a viable method for regular maintenance and care, especially to prevent damage or odors in between professional cleanings. You can find detailed hand washing instructions for your Enlightened quilthere. 

Second, it is important to know what care methods to avoid so you can make sure your equipment lasts as long as possible. Never place your gear in the washing machine, even the large ones at the laundromat. A washing machine is the fastest way to cause damage. 

Never use heat to dry your sleeping bag or quilt. Finally, do not take your items to a traditional dry cleaner. eClean is the only brand recommended cleaning solution that is approved by Enlightened to both clean and restore their products.

With eClean, you don't need to worry about supplements or additional steps. Our liquid CO2 dry cleaning process ensures a deep and thorough clean without the need for complicated procedures. You can trust us to handle the cleaning process professionally, leaving you with a perfectly cleaned sleeping bag that is ready for your next adventure.


At eClean, we understand the struggles you face when it comes to cleaning your sleeping bag. That's why our partnership with Enlightened Equipment aims to simplify the process and provide a solution that delivers outstanding results. From cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility to convenience and professional cleaning, eClean offers it all.

We invite you to give eClean a try and experience the difference for yourself. Trust us with your sleeping bag cleaning needs and enjoy a simplified and effective cleaning experience that preserves the quality and performance of your Enlightened Equipment gear.

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