How to Wash North Face Jackets

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How to Wash North Face Jackets

North Face jackets are designed for winter protection from the cold and snow. The jackets are breathable and waterproof. Jackets made from Gore-Tex and fleece are relatively maintenance free. Down North Face jackets require special handling. These instructions for washing North Face jackets are easy to follow.

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Things you need

  • Washer and dryer
  • Cold water
  • Powder detergent

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  1. 1

    Zip up all the zippers and close any Velcro fasteners.

  2. 2

    Put your Gore-Tex jacket in the washing machine with mild powder detergent. Do not use liquid detergent. It can make the coating less effective.

  3. 3

    Use cold water and the gentle cycle.

  4. 4

    Run your North Face jacket through the rinse cycle twice.

  5. 5

    Dry the jacket on low heat. Press with a cool iron if necessary.

  6. 6

    Turn jackets made of fleece inside out before washing.

    How to Wash North Face Jackets
  7. 7

    Have down jackets professionally cleaned by an expert.

Tips and warnings

  • Check the cleaning instructions that are sewn into the jacket.
  • Never use bleach or fabric softeners.
  • Do not dry clean.
  • Never store wet.

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