How To Wash Your Down Jacket
Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Alan - Escape 2
Down Jacket Washing Instructions
When Down Jackets lose their loft or when they have a build-up of dirt or oils the effectiveness of the Down is reduced and it's recommended that you then machine wash your jacket. It's important to clean your Down jacket occasionally to maintain its loft and promote longevity; however it's best to do it only as needed.
Simple really when you know how! It seems a little strange to tumble dry your Down Jacket, but it really is the only way to fully restore the loft of the Down. Tumble drying a Down Jacket has another advantage too - heat reactivates the DWR finish that the exterior of a premium Down Jacket or Vest will have been treated with. This means that rather than moisture soaking straight into the fabric, it can bead up and roll off.
Please do check the care label of your garment before washing, but this is the method we use for all of our own Arc'teryx and The North Face Down Jackets and Vests.