Denne oppskriften har jeg fulgt med stort hell flere ganger. Den er hentet fra nettsidene til Mountain Hardwear og inneholder alt om hva du skal og ikke minst ikke skal gjøre (no-nos).
Professional Cleaning: Your down garment can be professionally washed, but should never by dry cleaned, because the chemicals used are harmful to the fabrics and filling and will severely reduce loft and thermal efficiency. Check the yellow pages under Camping, Backpacking, or Mountaineering Equipment for folks who specialize in cleaning outdoor products. Your local retailer may also be able to refer you. Be sure to ask if they specifically wash down clothing.
Machine Wash: Zip up all the zippers, attach all Velcro® and turn your garment inside out. Wash in a front-loading machine only, using cold water on a gentle setting. Use a minimum amount of a mild powder soap or special down soap (available at outdoor stores). Use at least two rinse cycles to get all the soap out of the garment.
DryingWhen moving your garment from the washer to the dryer, do so carefully by carrying it from the bottom. Tumble dry in a large commercial dryer on low heat. The dryer must be large enough for the garment to flop freely around. Drying could take several hours and your garment should be checked often to make sure it is not overheated. As it dries, look for clumps of wet down and gently shake to redistribute the down.
No-nosDo not use a top-loading washing machine (the agitator will destroy the channels). Do not use liquid soap or detergent. Do not use strong soap or detergent. Do not use your home dryer (they have been known to melt holes in the fabric). Do not lift your garment from one end when wet (lift the entire thing all at once from underneath). Do not dry in the sun (the UV will damage the nylon).
Skal nevnes at jeg er så heldig at jeg har tilgang på en tørketrommel av "kommersiell størrelse"