Setting up your Zenbivy Bed for the first time:
So you've gotten a Zenbivy Original Bed. Congrats! We're excited to get you out on your adventures as comfortably as possible. Let's get to it...
Step 1: Inflate your sleeping pad.
Our sleep system uses a sleeping pad as a base - You'll need one to properly set up your Zenbivy Bed. This insulates from below so you're warm and comfortable all night. If you have a Zenbivy Mattress and need help setting it up, here are the instruction manuals for the Flex Mattress
and the Light Mattress
Step 2: Put the sheet on.
2.1) The sheet is the thin fabric piece with the hood. Just like your bed at home, slide the sheet over your mattress - the holes in the corners of the sheet should go over the corners of your sleeping pad.
2.2) Secure the clips on the bottom of the mattress so your sheet stays on the mattress.
Step 3: Secure the foot box.
Note: This is an optional step. Some like to use the quilt as they would a blanket at home for warm nights.
3.1) Find the zippers on either side of the foot box. They are on the narrower side of the quilt, the side with the drawstring. Fold the two sides of the quilt together, so the male and female sides of the zippers line up. Zip it!
3.2) You'll see a snap underneath the zipper, snap that.
3.3) Grab the cinch cord and close the foot box of the quilt. This will create a full thermal seal and keep your feet warm when it's cold out.
Step 4: Attach the quilt to the sheet.
Note: This step is optional based on your preferences, but it's recommended you secure at least one side of the quilt to keep it from falling off in the night.
Line the zippers up along the side of the quilt, and zip. You can zip them as much as you need to keep warm. Just like a standard mummy bag, you'll want to keep one side open until you're inside.
Step 5: Pillows!
Put your pillow inside the hood, or if you don't have a pillow you can stuff the hood with a puffy jacket so you have somewhere to lay your head.
Step 6: Get comfy.
That's it, you're done! Hop in and enjoy the best night's sleep in the outdoors you've ever had. The first time setting up takes some learning, but it'll go quickly in no time.
Detailed washing instructions can be found here.
Long term storage:
When storing your Zenbivy, it's important to give it space. To protect the longevity of the down, you never want to store it long-term fully compressed. Each Zenbivy Bed comes with a large mesh storage bag. When coming back from a trip, we'd recommend pulling your Zenbivy out of its Dry Sack as soon as you get home. If it's a nice sunny day, you can hang it up outside for a bit to air it out and let any moisture completely evaporate before stuffing it loosely into the mesh bag.
Each of the down chambers is fully baffled and separated from other baffled chambers, so down can’t migrate and never needs to be “redistributed”. Simply shake the quilt out and let it sit in a warm room and it will regain its loft even after being semi-compressed for a very long time.