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.
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 Nikwax 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-wash your down jacket on a gentle, warm cycle. We recommend using a down-specific soap or detergent, such as Nikwax Loft Downwash. Don't use fabric softener.
Rinse thoroughly and spin on low speed.
- 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.
- Ensure your down jacket is dry before using or storing.
- Don't store your jacket in a stuff sac.