If you're anything like us you've been spoiling yourself with a warm down jacket, vest, or booties this winter, which means it's time to wash it.

Over time dirt from our environment, oils from our skin, and even residue from using the wrong detergent will cling on to the plumbs, weighing them down and decreasing loft and warmth. 

Washing the item with a special down cleaner will gently remove the dirt, oils and residue, and will rejuvenate the light & airy properties of the plumbs, giving you a warm, puffy jacket that looks and feels like new.

Here's how to make your down jacket last longer:

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 1/2 oz 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 Water Repellent  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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