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How to Wash a Waterproof Jacket

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    • Inspect the damage.

    • Brush off any loose dirt or debris.

    • If you've got a particularly stubborn stain, check out Patagonia's Product Care guide.

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    • Zip the main zipper of the jacket all the way up.

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    • Loosen any drawstrings and undo any cuffs.

    • Unzip the pocket zippers.

    • Now is a good time to pull any hidden treasures out of your pockets.

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    • Place your jacket in the washing machine.

    • Add laundry soap.

    • You can use soap specifically formulated to clean waterproof clothing or gentle nondetergent laundry soap.

    • Do not use soap containing bleach, fabric softeners, enzymes, stain removers, perfumes or whiteners.

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    • Set the load size to small.

    • Set the water temperature to warm/cold.

    • Run the washer on a regular or permanent press cycle setting.

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    • Once the cycle is completed, run the washer again on the rinse cycle to flush any remaining soap out of the jacket.

    • Take your jacket out of the washer.

    • Inspect your jacket.

    • If it looks clean and residue-free, go ahead and follow our guide to dry your jacket.

    • If your jacket looks or feels funny, place it back in the washer and run another rinse cycle.

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I’m very happy after read this easy step of washing water proof jacket.Thanks for sharing this great post!!I bought water proof jacket from online store, and i got 60% off by using promo code; snow and rock promo codes.The jacket dries really fast and it’s 100% waterproof until i washed it.Color maintained very well, after it was washed.

Albert Daniel - Reply

The tips and suggestion was outstanding i try my husband jacket it was mess with factory work, i just buy my new washing machine from appliance connection with a reasonable prices appliances connection promo code and i get upto 40% discount on my first purchase you can also try.

Rachel - Reply

Is it ok to wash two or three waterproof jackets together in the same load? Thank you!

Sarah Geers - Reply

White lining is flaking off ALL my Patagonia waterproof jackets - delaminated white liner. Refund the thousands of dollars I spent on this garbage?

choffman - Reply

They absolutely will replace it or give you store credit.

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