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How to Wash North Face Jackets

Updated July 26, 2018

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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  1. Zip up all the zippers and close any Velcro fasteners.

  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. Use cold water and the gentle cycle.

  4. Run your North Face jacket through the rinse cycle twice.

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

  6. Turn jackets made of fleece inside out before washing.

  7. Have down jackets professionally cleaned by an expert.

  8. Tip

    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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Things You'll Need

  • Washer and dryer
  • Cold water
  • Powder detergent

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Meg Jernigan has been writing for more than 30 years. She specializes in travel, cooking and interior decorating. Her offline credits include copy editing full-length books and creating marketing copy for nonprofit organizations. Jernigan attended George Washington University, majoring in speech and drama.

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