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How to wash a down jacket

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Kathmandu's down jackets provide exceptional warmth and can last for decades when properly cared for. Here's our guide to handwashing, machine washing, drying and caring for your down jacket.


Handwashing

  • Soak your down jacket for up to 60 minutes, in sink or in machine on soak cycle. We recommend using a down-specific soap or detergent, such as Granger's Loft Downwash. Don't use fabric softener.

  • Rinse by lightly squeezing out excess water — do not wring. You can shake gently, but be careful as wet down is heavy enough to damage fabric.

  • For best results allow down jacket to drip-dry before tumble-drying.

Machine washing

  • Machine-wash your down jacket on a gentle, warm cycle. We recommend using a down-specific soap or detergent, such as Granger's Loft Downwash. Don't use fabric softener.

  • Rinse thoroughly and spin on low speed.

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Split something on your jacket? Don't worry, its washable!

Drying

  • Tumble-dry thoroughly on very low heat until you can't feel any clumps of down. Excessive heat can damage down oils.
  • After removing from dryer, shake your jacket to re-loft the down and air for several hours before using or storing. If you don't have a tumble dryer, we recommend professional laundering.

Storage

  • Ensure your down jacket is dry before using or storing.
  • Don't store your jacket in a stuff sac.
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