DO I NEED TO PRECONDITION MY CRASHPAD SWAG?
Yes, to waterproof your swag, set it up, remove the mattress and thoroughly soak the exterior canvas with water, this allows the thread and canvas to swell thus taking up any potential leaks in the stitching. Allow to dry, particularly the seams. It is the drying that seals the seams. Repeat this process twice to completely ensure the seams are waterproof.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY CRASHPAD SWAG?
Make sure your swag is thoroughly dry before storing, this will prevent mildew forming. Store it in a dry place off the floor and out of direct sunlight. In the event that you must pack your swag while still wet, as soon as you get to your next camp or arrive back home, erect the swag and let it thoroughly dry out before storing it away until your next adventure.
HOW DO I CLEAN AND CARE FOR MY CRASHPAD SWAG?
To clean the canvas and PVC base of your swag use cold water and a soft brush or sponge. You should also clean the zippers on a regular basis by using a soft brush and also wiping with a damp cloth.
DO NOT use or expose the swag to any of the following which may lead to damage of the swag materials; soap or detergents, insect or pesticide aerosol sprays, petrols, oils, solvents or similar such products, incompatible water repellents. Exposure of your swag to any of these items will void your warranty.
WHAT IS CONDENSATION AND HOW DO I PREVENT IT?
Condensation occurs when there is a difference between the inside and outside temperatures of a confined space and there is a waterproof barrier between them. For example, on cold nights when you have the heater on in your house the inside of your windows develop condensation. This scenario also extends to the use of swags and tents. No swag design can eliminate condensation but you can minimize the chance of condensation by slightly opening the window of the swag to enable airflow on cold nights.
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