How to Wash and Dry a Patagonia Down Jacket

How to wash your Patagonia Down Jacket.
Author: Brittany McCrigler   Time Required: 1 - 2 hours   Difficulty: Very easy
Step 1
  • Lay your jacket out and zip up all the zippers.
  • If your jacket has hook-and-loop tape, fasten it closed.
  • Don't forget to check the pockets for any treasures or love notes you may have forgotten.
  • Place the jacket in your washing machine.
Step 2
  • Add technical wash specifically designed for down garments.
  • Each brand of technical wash is different, so you'll need to read the label on your bottle to know how much to add.
Step 3
  • Set the load size on the washing machine to small.
  • Set the water temperature on the washing machine to cold/cold.
  • Run the washing machine on a gentle or normal wash cycle.
Step 4
  • Leave the jacket in the washing machine and run the rinse cycle a second time.
Step 5
  • Remove the jacket from the washing machine and place it in the dryer.
  • If you don't have a dryer, or would like to go a more environmentally friendly route, line dry your jacket.
  • Add a couple of tennis balls to the dryer.
  • The tennis balls will bounce around as the dryer tumbles, preventing the down from clumping.
Step 6
  • Set the dryer on a low-heat setting with a normal dry-cycle time.
  • Start the dryer.
  • It may take more than one cycle on the dryer to completely dry your jacket. If so, leave the heat on low and dry for a second cycle.