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    I do hang all my TQs, sleeping bags and UQs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Most people store their down quilts loosely
    - Hanging in a closet
    - In a bin (make sure it's completely dry before closing the bin, and/or store with desiccant)
    - In a large cotton or mesh sack (some quilts come with one)
    - etc.

    How much it matters is debatable, but it's a fairly widespread practice.
    So if the quilt is totally dry then it is fine without airflow? Currently got my TQ in a large bin but saw someone post on the forums that they needed airflow. Been meaning to circle back and make sure mine was not suffocating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adroa View Post
    So if the quilt is totally dry then it is fine without airflow? Currently got my TQ in a large bin but saw someone post on the forums that they needed airflow. Been meaning to circle back and make sure mine was not suffocating!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adroa View Post
    So if the quilt is totally dry then it is fine without airflow? Currently got my TQ in a large bin but saw someone post on the forums that they needed airflow. Been meaning to circle back and make sure mine was not suffocating!
    I would love to hear the explanation from them on why they need air flow. I'm not being facetious, I just can't think of a reason if it's put away dry and kept in a home.

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    I've been keeping all my (dry) quilts, sleeping bags, and out-of-season down jackets in bins for years. No mildew or ill-effects of any sort.
    After using a quilt, I do leave it hung in the garage to air dry for a couple of days before putting it back in the bin. If in any doubt, I might even leave the lid off the bin for an extra day or so.

    My thought is that anyone claiming airflow is "needed" is taking extra insurance against putting away a quilt before they know for sure it's totally dry.

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    I know the thread is a bit older but I store my down gear underneath my bed all laid out.

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    I keep all of my topquilts, underquilts, sleeping bags stored in one of those 3 compartment laundry bins. I have 2 of them in my camping gear area.

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    Keep my UQ, TQ and down sleeping bags in large mesh bags on a shelf. I do not stack them on top of each other though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    I would love to hear the explanation from them on why they need air flow. I'm not being facetious, I just can't think of a reason if it's put away dry and kept in a home.
    I think a lot depends on indoor air quality inc humidity levels. In grad school I had an apartment in the pacific northwest. In the rainy winter, clothing compressed against an exterior wall (eg hanging in one of the closets) would get moldy. The single pane windows in that place, among other things, made it hard to regulate indoor humidity levels.

    That's where the air circulation argument comes in. Humidity creates condensation on impermeable layers, especially on colder surfaces in tight spaces (like my exterior closet wall). So you can hang loosely, so air can circulate without trapping moisture/forming condensate. Or you can toss bone dry stuff in a bin, to keep the humidity out to begin with (though when I do use bins, I'll toss some dry cedar in there, with the thought it can absorb moisture if it does find its way in).

    My stuff now hangs from a beam in my dry basement. Works well and easy to rack up for a trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinae View Post
    I know the thread is a bit older but I store my down gear underneath my bed all laid out.
    Me too, and just because I didin't have another one to store them at the moment.
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