Last Update: 28.May.2020
Usually, the down jacket is filled with the feathers of geese and ducks. Due to the lightweight and warm material, these jackets are suitable for thermal clothing, sleeping bags, and bedding.
Washing this jacket in a regular way can decrease its lifespan. And cleaning such material can be pretty tough. If you use harsh detergents, the feathers are not going to take a stand firm them. You must also dry the fabric fully so that it can properly function for insulation purposes.
To get the most out of your jacket you need to wash it on a regular basis but in the right way. And what is the right way? We’ll explain to you every bit of how to wash down jacket in this article. But first…
Down material restricts cold but it needs special care when it becomes wet. To make sure that you don’t impair your jacket you must avoid the following:
These were some critical points that you need to keep in mind before washing this jacket. They will make sure that your jacket remains intact for a long time.
Now we’ll explain to you some of the best ideas to wash it.
Before you get your hands wet, the best practice is to carefully go through the label of your down jacket. This will guide you on how to take care of it. It will also include any cleaning or washing instructions.
This label will tell you whether to hand wash your down jacket or you can do the machine washing. Some down jackets only need professional cleaning.
If the jacket only requires minor cleaning then only pre-cleaning is necessary and you don’t need to fully wash it.
Make sure that you have fastened all the slaps as well as the fasteners. When wet, down materials tend to rip pretty easily.
Therefore, you need to take care of anything that possibly catches or pulls during the wash process.
Get rid of any excess mud or dirt using a dry and clean cloth. Wipeout any dirt, debris or mud from your jacket. By doing so you will make the entire cleaning procedure a bit easier. It will ensure that you won’t have to deal with any large-sized slumps of dust or mud.
Now spot clean all the tough stains by using a special-purpose down soap.
You just have to pour a small amount of the soap on all the affected areas of your jackets. These may include any sweat or oil patches, tough grime or stains. Let the soap infuse in the jacket for approximately 15 minutes.
Some of the soaps that you can use for this purpose are:
You should use warm water to soak the jacket. Just fill your bathtub or washbasin with warm water and place your jacket in it. Now start agitating gently using your hands. Let it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. Soaking your jacket before washing assists in removing any excess debris dirt as well as the soap that you used during spot cleaning.
After this, move your jacket away and drain the tub. Now remove any excess water from the jacket by gently squeezing it.
The drying procedure of this jacket is a pretty long one but you can speed it up by removing any excess water from the coat.
Down material requires special attention. Therefore, you need to be very careful when washing your jacket. It is one of the best pieces of apparel that you can wear on cold nights. So take care of your super comfy down jacket.
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Usually, the down jacket is filled with the feathers of geese and ducks. Due to the lightweight and warm material, these jackets are suitable for thermal clothing, sleeping bags, and bedding. Washing this jacket in a regular way can decrease
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