Warm, lightweight, and breathable, down jackets are investment pieces that remain ever popular with urban explorers and remote adventurers alike. After all of that adventuring, comes a time when you start to think your jacket may need a bath.
The thought of washing your prized investment may seem intimidating. What if it got ruined? What if it clumps up? Would it be fixable? Perhaps I just shouldn’t wash it…
Fear no more! You CAN wash your down jacket. Washing it can help to prolong its performance by getting rid of all of the smells, dirt, and stains.Washing and drying can help to rejuvenate the down by fluffing it back up, and the fluffier it is, the more insulating it is.
Start by closing all zippers, pockets, cuffs, and flaps. Brush off any visible dirt and turn the garment inside out.
Use a specialised detergent such as the Grangers Down Wash because normal detergents can strip the down of its natural oils. Soak your jacket for up to 60 minutes then rinse by gently squeezing the jacket (don’t wring).
Front-load machine wash only your garments at 30° C (86°F) using your specialised detergent.
After washing, gently squeeze (no wringing!) excess water out of the down jacket while laying it down flat. We recommend using a tumble dryer to dry as it rejuvenates the fluff.
In the dryer, place two to three Grangers dry balls in with the jacket and set to low heat. Tumble dry for up to two hours for the best results.
If you don’t have a tumble dry, lay the jacket down to dry (do not hang up). After dry, gently pat the jacket to fluff.
Store your down jacket hung up with room to stretch out so that it keeps its shape. Keeping your down compressed in a stuff sack for long periods can damage the down and its ability to expand back into shape.
For the best result with washing, refer to the garment tags to check for care instructions. You can also refer to the care products for details.
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