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Wash Your Apparel

How to Wash Your Apparel

We recommend washing our jackets the same way you would our bags. Do not dry clean your jacket. Wash your apparel at home or at a laundromat.

Wash It:

The most important part of cleaning your jacket is making sure you wash it in a front loading washer. If your machine has an agitator in it- DO NOT USE IT. Top loading washers may shred your jacket.

Use a down wash like Nikwax Down Wash. You can find these washes at outdoor shops and online. Wash on a gentle cycle with cold water. Do not use hot water, it can damage the fabric of your jacket. Set the washer to rinse a few times to thoroughly remove the dirt and soap.

Dry It:

Dry your jacket in a large, front loading commercial dryer. Use a no heat setting. Heat will melt the nylon and waterproofing on your jacket. Throw in some tennis balls with your jacket. They will gently break up clumped insulation, to re-loft your jacket.

Make sure your jacket is BONE DRY and fluffy before you take it out of the dryer. This may take a few hours. But it is worth it. Even a little moisture can cause mildew to grow in your jacket. Once you take your jacket out, hang it for a few hours. Make sure the down is not clumping in the baffles. Clumping down means it is still wet and won’t keep you warm.

 

How to Wash Your Apparel

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