Storing your down jacket properly is essential to maintaining its shape, warmth and overall quality. Here are a few tips on how to store your down jacket:

  1. Keep it clean: Before storing your jacket, make sure it is clean and dry. If it is dirty, wash it according to the care instructions or take it to a professional cleaner.

  2. Avoid moisture: Moisture can damage down and cause it to lose its insulation properties. Make sure the storage area is cool, dry and well-ventilated.

  3. Use a breathable container: Use a breathable garment bag or storage container to keep your jacket fresh and prevent any damage. Avoid using plastic bags or containers that trap moisture.

  4. Avoid direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause the down and fabric to fade and weaken. Store your jacket in a cool, dark place away from any direct sunlight.

  5. Use cedar chips or lavender sachets: If your jacket is not going to be used for an extended period of time, consider storing it with cedar chips or lavender sachets to keep it fresh and repel any insects.

  6. Fluff it up: Before storing your jacket, give it a good shake to fluff up the down and restore its shape.

  7. Hanger it: If possible, hang your jacket on a sturdy hanger rather than folding it. This will help maintain its shape and prevent any creases.

  8. Check the care label: Always check the care label on your jacket for specific instructions or recommendations from the manufacturer.

  9. Keep it away from moths and other insects: Keep your jacket in a sealed container and use cedar chips or moth balls to prevent infestation.

  10. Rotate your jacket: If you have multiple down jacket, try to rotate them and not use the same jacket all the time, this way the jacket will have time to air out and regain their fluffiness.

 

January 23, 2023 — Kevin Roh