I recently washed my down bag in the bath tub. Didn't want to risk loading it into my top-loading washer just to spin the water out. Put it in the drier, wow, sure is taking a long time to get rid of the surface water on the bag. Ah, put some towels in with the bag, remove when they are wet. Add more towels until the surface of the bag is dry, and the down drying can begin.