Sometimes it’s not necessary to clean your down coat completely for a stain or soiled spots. We recommend that you proceed to the next step to remove surface or visible stains. Carrying out surface cleaning also promotes the durability of your coat, since a complete wash greatly accelerates its wear and tear.
Estimated time: 1h
Level: Very easy
Tools required: Water, soft soap, toothbrush or cloth
1. Prepare the toothbrush or cloth with soap and water.
2. Hold the soiled or stain fabric away from the insulation, use a toothbrush or cloth to gently clean it.
3. Rinse the fabric carefully and check that there is no soap left thinking to keep the inner fill from getting wet, then let your jacket air-dry on a hanger.
4. Make sure it’s completely dry before you put it away.
Wash & Dry
Estimated time: 2h
Level: Very easy
Tools required: Washing machine, dryer, down jacket detergent
Attention: Top-loading machines with a central agitator can cause damage and air-drying instead of dryer could attract mould/mildew and down piles build-up, which could affect the proper insulation of your coat.
1. Lay your jacket out, zip up all the zippers and hook-and-loop attachments (check your pockets too 😉). Place the jacket in your washing machine.
2. Add by following the instructions of the detergent specifically designed for down garments.
3. Set the load size on the washing machine to small, set the water temperature to cold and run the machine on a gentle or normal wash cycle.
4. Use a second rinse cycle, and at least two spin cycles.
5. Remove the jacket from the washing machine and place it in the dryer. The jacket is very heavy with the wet down, be carful when moving it so you don’t tear the fabric or stitching.
6. Turn items inside out prior to washing if water repellent fabrics are used in construction for faster drying. Water will escape faster through the lining material than it will through water repellent shell fabrics.
7. Add a couple of clean tennis balls or any type of dryer balls (wool, linen, etc.) to the dryer. The balls prevent the down from clumping and help it dry faster.
8. Start the dryer on the lowest heat setting. It may take more than one cycle to completely dry your down jacket. Make sure it’s completely dry before you remove it and before you put it away.
How to store your winter jacket
After a long winter season or when the down jacket is not worn for a long period of time, we advise you to store your jacket properly to help it last longer. The jacket can be hung freely on a hanger within a well-ventilated closet. It can also be placed in a garment bag but always suspended on a hanger. We do not recommend that the jacket be compressed in any way within a small stuff sack or any other type of bag or drawer.
In order to extend the life of our garments, we offer free repair of zippers and premature breakage of our winter coats.