Crop Puffer Jacket In Pretty Pink
Material: Poly Blend
Fit: Fits True To Size
Pattern Type: Solid
What You Get Doll: Jacket
Keyword: Crop Puffer Jacket In Pretty Pink
Model Number: Winter Down Jacket Coat Women 2021 Neno Cropped Puffer Jacket
Important Care Instructions:
How to wash a puffer jacket
Follow these easy step-by-step instructions for how to wash your puffer jacket to avoid damaging a down jacket when cleaning it:
- Before washing, close all zippers and flaps, brush off any loose dirt or grime and turn the jacket inside out.
- Using a front-loading washing machine, wash your jacket on a gentle/delicate cycle using cold water and a mild detergent.
- Do not use any products containing bleach or fabric softener.
- Dry on low to no heat with two or three clean tennis balls to help redistribute the insulation.
Puffer jacket care FAQs
Now that you know these four easy steps, here are answers to common questions about puffer jacket care.
Should I use a special kind of detergent to wash my puffer jacket?
One of the main keys to washing a puffer jacket in the washing machine is avoiding strong chemicals that can break down the waterproofing elements that help keep you and your jacket warm and dry.
“A down-specific cleanser is really going to help you maintain your jacket (we recommend Gear Aid), but a mild detergent—preferably nontoxic and biodegradable—will work too,” Morningstar says.
Make sure to avoid anything containing bleach or fabric softeners, and look for something suited for delicate fabrics.
Why is the kind of washing machine important?
How do you hand-wash a puffer jacket?
If you do not have access to a front-loading machine, you can still wash your puffer jacket by hand.
Morningstar recommends “soaking the jacket for approximately 30–60 minutes in lightly warm (not hot) to cold water in a sink or tub, then gently wash the jacket using your down-friendly mild detergent.”
Make sure you rinse your jacket well with cold water and gently squeeze out any excess water, being very careful to not wring or twist as you squeeze to avoid clumping the down insulation.
And you can always spot-wash by hand as needed.
Will a puffer jacket shrink if you wash it?
Hot water and heat are the enemies of a puffer jacket when cleaning it. So to keep your puffer jacket from shrinking, make sure to always use cold water for washing and low heat for drying.
“This will depend on the materials the jacket is made of, but washing in hot water or drying with high heat could not only shrink your jacket, but could potentially damage it too,” Morningstar says.
So be sure to dry your puffer jacket on the lowest heat setting to help avoid damage or shrinking. “Check the garment every 15–20 minutes to pull apart clumps,” she says. “This process will help ensure that feathers are distributed evenly and the garment is completely dry, which will prevent mold. This process may take a while, but you need to avoid high heat that can damage the jacket shell or down.”
Do you need to wash synthetic down and natural down jackets differently?
The main difference between synthetic vs. natural down is that synthetic down is a man-made material and natural down comes from ducks and geese. While there are pros and cons to both kinds of down, caring for them is virtually the same.
“Even though real down and synthetic insulation are completely different, their care instructions are mostly the same,” Morningstar says. “You do want to try to avoid compressing a synthetic jacket as much as possible though. Synthetic is more susceptible to cold spots caused by compression.”
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