Dos and don’ts of washing Patagonia jackets
Remember that the specific care instructions for your Patagonia jacket may vary depending on the materials and construction of the garment. Always check the care label and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.
5-step guide to washing Patagonia jackets
Read the Care Label
Check the care label on the jacket for any specific washing instructions. If there are any special care instructions, be sure to follow them.
Pre-Treat Stains (If Necessary)
If your jacket has any stains, spot clean them with a small amount of detergent and cold water before washing the entire garment.
Wash the Jacket
Close all zippers and velcro fastenings to avoid damaging the jacket or other items in the wash. Use a mild detergent and wash the jacket in cold water on a gentle cycle. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as they can damage the jacket’s materials.
Rinse the jacket thoroughly to remove all detergent. Make sure all soap suds are gone, as leftover soap can cause the fabric to become stiff.
Air Dry the Jacket
Hang the jacket to air dry. Avoid using high heat to dry the jacket, as this can damage the fabric and cause it to lose its shape or shrink. If the care label recommends tumble drying, use a low heat setting.
Can I wash my Patagonia jacket in a washing machine?
Yes, you can wash Patagonia jackets in a washing machine. Use a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, and make sure to close all zippers and fastenings before washing.
Can I dry my Patagonia jacket in a dryer?
It depends on the care label instructions. If the care label allows it, you can tumble dry your Patagonia jacket on a low heat setting. Some Patagonia jackets recommend using a dryer to restore the coats waterproofing – read more about this here: https://www.patagonia.com/product-care.html
Can I use fabric softener on my Patagonia jacket?
No, it’s not recommended to use fabric softener on Patagonia jackets, as it can damage the materials and reduce the jacket’s performance.
How do I remove stubborn stains from my Patagonia jacket?
Spot clean the stain with a small amount of detergent and cold water before washing the entire garment. For tougher stains, you may need to use a stain remover or take the jacket to a professional cleaner.
Can I iron my Patagonia jacket?
No, it’s not recommended to iron Patagonia jackets, as high heat can damage the fabric and any waterproof or breathable coatings.
Q: Can I dry clean my Patagonia jacket?
A: No, it’s not recommended to dry clean Patagonia jackets, as the process can damage the waterproof or breathable coatings.