If you're anything like us you've been spoiling yourself with a toasty down jacket, vest or booties all winter long. When is the last time you washed it?

Be honest...

You need to wash it at least once if you're wearing it all winter.

Why? Simply stated, jackets get dirty. Over time dirt from our environment, oils from our skin, and even residue from using the wrong detergent will cling on to the feathers, weighing them down and making them less warm, puffy & wonderful. If your feather pillows have become clumped balls of feathers, now you know why.

Cleaning the jacket with a special down cleaner will gently remove the dirt, oils and residue, and will rejuvenate the light & airy properties of the feathers, giving you a warmer, puffier down jacket - like when it was new.

Here's how to bring the life back to your favorite, puffy jacket. Good luck!

PREP: Prior to washing, apply cleaner directly to heavily soiled areas. Close all zippers and Velcro® tabs.

HAND WASH DIRECTIONS: Fill sink or tub with just enough warm water to submerge item; add ReviveX® Down Cleaner. Compress item to remove air and place in water. Rinse item repeatedly until water runs clear (at least 3 times). Gently compress or roll item (do not wring) to expel water. Place item in washing machine for 2 spin cycles to remove excess water before drying.

HE OR REGULAR MACHINE WASH: Add 1/2oz per small item, or 3oz for large items to washine machine. Wash with cold or warm water on gentle cycle. Do not add fabric softner.

OPTIONAL: Before drying outdoor gear, apply ReviveX® Durable Waterproofing to the outer shell fabric. Apply liberally to shoulders, cuffs and zipper areas.

DRY: Dry garment by itself in a large dryer (it needs room to tumble freely) add some tennis balls or dryer balls to help break up the down clumps. Use heat setting recommended by garment care label (medium heat if possible).

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Originally Published: Dec 29, 2014

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