NAG Bag Material & How They Are Made

NAG Bags are made of a knitted (knots-less) nylon blend. Our nets are constructed especially for the purpose of feeding animals. Our netting is safe and is made in Canada with our strict Canadian standards in textiles. NAG Bags are knitted and dyed with a green dye which is one of the safest colours. Nets that are dyed Red can leach and nets that are White claiming not to have been dyed is incorrect as White is not a natural colour. NAG Bags are then washed in an extremely hot water bath and then put through a hot dryer which sets the dye and seals them. The NAG Bag seam is not hand sewn, it is the only serger seamed slow feeder on the market; making it extremly strong and ever lasting. Our nets are 100 % North American made. Strong but very Soft, you will see and feel the difference. A True Equine Quality netting!

Care Of Nets

Treat them as you would a good horse halter, wash and clean a few times a year, do not leave laying around in mud or in the barn as mice can chew them. Never leave old hay in the nets as the hay will heat and decompose which takes the life out of your nets. Nets should also never be left in the sun or in constant rain or mud. When storing, we recommed washing and placing the dried NAG Bags in a sealed box or bag. With the proper maintaince we have thousands of customers with NAG Bags that are 4 + years and still in great condition.

Washing NAG Bags

If you are going to wash your NAG Bags please make sure there is no bleach or chloride, in your washing detergent or in the water. Chloride can make the nets hard and stiff. The best method for washing is in rainwater or well water using 3 gallons cold water to 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda. Let them soak in a bucket for an hour or so, then rinse and hang to dry out of sunlight. If you have very soiled nets and want to add a cleaner we suggest the NAG WASH ALL as its organic, and wonderful for cleaning the nets, and can be used for a shampoo for any animal.

For large round or square bales, use a horse water tub and add the vinegar 1 -1 /2 cups and 1 cup Baking soda for a large tub, or hang the net on a good fence and spray off with a hose or power wash on concrete - Remember water can not be chlorinated.
But is still best to have them soak in the baking soda to soften your net.

If Nets Become Stiff With Use

Sometimes nets become stiff with use. Based on our research, this may occur because of a few factors:
Heavily soiled nets: as the fibers become damaged with dirt and grime. Wash as above to clean and soften.
When used in a hot dry climate with nets in full sun and horses with high saliva rate, we usually look at the hay and whether it has been fertilized or a conditioner used and if its very high in sugars, as this makes for a PH change in the horses saliva and interacts with the netting as chloride does. More research into the hay (hay testing) is recommended.

It is best to check hay source, wash your net and then use the net in a covered or shaded area if possible.

Repairing NAG Bags

All nets can become damaged - but they are very repairable and this is an easy task to do, and can last for years if done promptly. If a hole appears or a diamond is broken, never leave it, as the hole will only become larger with animals pushing into it. The NAG Bag will not run when a diamond is broken, as some knotless netting will. Please refer to the video on how to repair with easy to follow instructions.