How to care for your puffer jacket

When properly cared for, regular washing will help your down jacket last longer and perform at its best.

Before you choose your washing method:

  • Ensure you use a down friendly or delicate detergent as harsh washing detergents will strip down the feathers of their oil and they can lose their loft or fullness. 
  • Don't use a top-loader washing machine with an agitator. It’s a rougher wash.
  • Avoid spin cycles - but not Spin class ;). Down gets real heavy when it’s wet, so be cautious and avoid damage with gentle options.
  • Don’t wring your down jacket. If you must, gently shake any excess water off while supporting its weight.
  • Don't use or store your down jacket while it’s wet, because it'll stink and so will you.

Choose your method:

MACHINE WASH
HAND WASH
AIR DRY
TUMBLE DRY
STORE

MACHINE WASH

  1. Washy washy - Turn your jacket inside out (zip that baby up!) and place in your washing machine.
  2. Sprinkle a teaspoon of washing detergent (down friendly or delicate detergent) into the wash.
  3. Be gentle now :) you should only wash this on a cold / delicate cycle

HAND WASH

  1. Bath time! Fill up a small sink with cold water (brrr!). Add a teaspoon of delicate or down washing detergent.

  2. Enter the splash zone: submerge your jacket into the water and use gentle movements to wash it section by section.

  3. Rinse not wring! Rinse out the jacket in clean water to ensure all detergent is removed. Lightly squeeze to remove excess water or even use a towel to help remove the moisture. 

AIR DRY 

This will take 24-48 hours

  1. Carefully remove your wet down jacket (be careful – it will be heavy). Either lay it flat or hang it (on a coat hanger) to air dry inside out – ensure it is done in a well-ventilated area. It is important to fluff the jacket as it dries (every 30-45 minutes). This will prevent the feathers from clumping together.
  2. When the jacket is completely dry, hang it to air out for an additional couple of hours before wearing or storing.

TUMBLE DRY

  1. Tumble dry on a low (no heat) setting only. Place one or two tennis balls in the dryer as they will help fluff the feathers inside. 

STORAGE

  1. Keep this baby safe and in tip top condition. Allow your jacket to breathe and for it to live it’s best puffy life by staying uncompressed.
  2. Store hanging freely in your closet or loose in a laundry bag. 

When properly cared for, regular washing will help your down jacket last longer and perform at its best.