How to Make a North Face Jacket Look New

Written by jaimie zinski
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“The North Face” is a brand of jackets, gear and miscellaneous outerwear that is known for its quality and higher price tags. A man's or woman's coat can easily cost several hundreds of dollars, depending upon the style chosen. Many people wear their “The North Face” jackets hiking and skiing in rough winter terrain. These strenuous winter activities can cause the jacket to become soiled and look dingy. Cleaning a “The North Face” coat is the best way to keep it looking like new for several years.

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Things you need

  • Washing machine
  • Powder laundry soap
  • Dryer

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  1. 1

    Empty pockets. Zip up any zippers and fasten anything with Velcro, buttons or snaps.

  2. 2

    Place the coat into the washing machine. Add powder laundry soap to the machine. Avoiding using liquid laundry soap and fabric softener, as these could damage the coat.

  3. 3

    Set the washing machine to “cold” on the gentle cycle. Allow the coat to run through the entire washing cycle.

  4. 4

    Run the coat through one extra rinse cycle in the washing machine. This will help ensure that all of the detergent is removed.

  5. 5

    Place the “The North Face” coat into the dryer on the lowest setting.

  6. 6

    Remove the coat promptly after drying to ensure that it does not wrinkle.

Tips and warnings

  • Wash any “The North Face” coats that contain down feathers in the same manner or take them to the dry cleaner if you do not feel comfortable washing the coat yourself.

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