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Down Jacket Care Guide

Since the properties of down jackets are so unique, you may have guessed that they take a little extra care to prolong their lifespan. Here we'll take you through the steps of how to wash/clean your down jacket.


What you need

  • Down cleaning solution (we recommend Nikwax or Grangers) DO NOT use a standard washing detergent as it can compromise your jacket’s performance.
  • Washing machine/Tumble Dryer (not top loading)
  • Clean Tennis Balls or Dryer Balls (Optional, but encouraged)

How to wash a down jacket

  • Empty the pockets, and brush down the jacket of any loose debris and dirt.
  • Ensure the detergent compartment is thoroughly cleaned (to get rid of any damaging detergent)
  • Set the washing machine on a low/cold temperature for the likes of delicates or wool.
  • Place your down wash into the detergent drawer and run the slow cycle a few times to ensure all cleaner is removed.

How to dry a down jacket

  • Remove jacket from the washing machine and squeeze out any excess water
  • Place the damp jacket into a low-temperature tumble dryer (The tennis balls /dryer balls can be added to help fluff out the down)
  • Remove the jacket every 15 minutes and fluff by hand, before repeating the drying process.
  • This process will prevent your down from clumping and therefore ruining the insulation of your jacket.
Note: If you do not have a tumble dryer, you will need to allow the jacket to dry as normal and re-loft the down by hand which may take a little time.