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ULTRA LIGHT DOWN - HOW TO WASH IT

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NotTooOld Tue 22-Oct-19 16:44:56

I have a jacket made of this stuff which I bought from Uniqlo last year. The instructions on the label say to wash it by hand in a mild liquid detergent. I think I've also read somewhere that it is better to use cold water although the label does not specifically say so. I'm wondering if I could get away with giving it a cool and gentle wash in the washing machine. Has anyone tried this and was it successful? Thanks in advance for any advice.

janeainsworth Tue 22-Oct-19 16:52:29

I have a down jacket from Rab.
Instructions are to get it cleaned professionally by a specialist cleaner.
But if you must wash it, use Nikwax Down Wash following instructions on the bottle.
Wash at 30C
Tumble dry to regain loft.
Do not dry clean.
More info at www.nikwax.com
Hope that helps. I’m being very careful not to spill anything on mine!

Gaunt47 Tue 22-Oct-19 16:53:45

I've got Uniqlo ultra light down clothing too. Warm and practical aren't they?
I bung the items in the washing machine on a cool hand wash, then hang them to drip dry. You have to fluff up the down quite a bit when it's dry.
A faff actually, which rather takes away my comment about the clothing being practical doesn't it! Still love the clothing though!

NotTooOld Tue 22-Oct-19 17:15:08

Thanks for the tips. DH has just read on the label that the item will probably deteriorate naturally within three years! I still think they're great, though, light, thin and very warm. I also have a longer coat from Uniqlo in the same fabric that I wore all through last winter. Like you, Jane, I am being very careful to keep them clean!

NotAGran55 Tue 22-Oct-19 18:56:15

I didn’t bother reading the washing instructions on one of mine when I spilled coffee on it . I washed it on a 30 degree 20 minute wash followed by a tumble dry and it came out as new .

NotTooOld Wed 23-Oct-19 12:03:02

Wow, NotAGran, there's brave!

crystaltipps Wed 23-Oct-19 12:09:13

I have a couple of jackets from uniqlo I wash them in a washing machine , they need a tumble dry to fluff up.

Farmor15 Wed 23-Oct-19 23:37:09

I’ve washed a down jacket a few times- cool wash. The instructions on mine said to tumble dry with old trainer to fluff it up. Worked fine.

NotAGran55 Sat 26-Oct-19 07:58:10

*NotTooOld there was nothing to lose as I thought it was ruined anyway
- thankfully 😅 not .

Birdwatcher4 Tue 29-Oct-19 14:53:39

My grandsons add a tennis ball to the tumble dryer when drying their jackets comes out all nice and puffy again .