Jag Bags FAQ

To answer the questions we're often asked about Jag Bags, we've put together this brief FAQ section. Here you'll be able to read about the origins of Jag Bags, care of silk and much more. If you'd like any more information or advice please contact us on info@terrevista.co.uk and we'll be pleased to help.


Q:  Are Jag Bags 100% silk?

Absolutely!  Our silk is 100% silk and is not blended with any other fibre.


Q: What is Endura silk?

Endura silk, commonly called habatoi silk, is soft and supple and has a lustrous sheen.  The density of its weave ensures that it is not only durable but that it also has excellent performance, wicking away moisture from the body in hot climates and adding extra insulation and warmth when used as a sleeping bag inner liner. 

Q: Where are Jag Bag liners made?

Jag Bags were originally made in New Zealand by a family firm, Jackie Gardiner Batiks Ltd.  Jackie and her husband Boyd decided to take well earned retirement at the end of 2010 and ownership of the business passed to Paul Roberts, the owner of Terrevista Trails.  Paul was no stranger to Jag Bags, having sold them for many years in Europe from his Terrevista Trails webiste

Despite being based in Scotland, Paul was keen that Jag Bags were still made in their country of origin, New Zealand - and this is still the case today.  Jag Bags are still made and dyed in New Zealand by a small team from the same high quality silk, sourced from China. 

Q: Why should I use a Jag Bag silk liner?

Using a Jag Bag liner will bring you many benefits on your travels:

  • Use in a sleeping bag for extra warmth - a Jag Bag will add around a season to a bag
  • A liner will keep the inside of your sleeping bag clean
  • In warm climates use the Jag Bag instead of sleeping bag or sheets
  • In the tropics a Jag Bag will help keep you cool at night by wicking moisture away from your body
  • A Jag Bag will help protect you from biting insects
  • In 'budget' hotels, sleep in the bed inside a Jag Bag

 Q: Should I choose Endura or Fine Silk?

We no longer offer Jag Bags made of Fine Silk - sorry.  Endura Silk provides an excellent combination of lightness and performance.

Q: How do I wash my Jag Bag

Gently!  Silk is a wonderful natural material and individual threads are, size for size, stronger than steel.  BUT, it needs to be looked after properly.  Keep your Jag Bag clean and it will last for years, mis-treat it and it will wear out in months.  Hot water and hot air will degrade your silk very quickly. Here's how to look after your Jag Bag silk sleeping bag liner.


 Wash in lukewarm water  Hot water
 Use travel wash gel or hair shampoo  Normal washing powder or gel
 Hand wash  Washing machine*                                   
 Dry naturally but out of direct sunlight  Tumble dry
   Fabric conditioner

 * If you have no choice but to use a washing machine use travel wash or shampoo and use the 'Handwash' or 'Delicate' setting.