Down Product Aftercare

‘How do I wash and care for my down jacket, clothing and equipment?’

Down garments shouldn't require regular laundering. However, after extended periods of wear down filled products can become contaminated with a build up of dirt, grease and body oils. At this stage it is advisable to clean your garment in order to restore the downs loft and longevity. We always recommend that you consult the care labels ahead of any wash or drying process.

Please refer to the sections below for specific waterproof fabric information. If you are unsure which fabric your garment is made from, please either look for the fabric logo on the sleeve or contact us.

Down and down blend washing FAQs

If you have any hesitancy about washing your down garment or sleeping bag we recommend talking to a specialist down cleaning company. A local dry cleaner may be able to advise the best approach.
Always consult the care label attached to the garment ahead of any wash or drying process.

How do I wash my Montane down Jacket or sleeping bag?
If you choose to launder your down garment at home, machine wash it at 30°C on a gentle cycle with a down specific cleaning agent. Ensure all zips and hook & loop sections are fastened, then place your garment on an additional rinse cycle.

Montane is proud to announce that all its down insulated jackets & garments will be produced using Allied’s HyperDRY™ water resistant down. In the name of transparency, Montane will also become the first brand in the world to commit to the RDS across its entire clothing range. Allied’s Trackmydown service will be implemented through hang tags on products. Each tag will not only explain the technology in the product, but will also feature a unique SourceTRACK lot number.

How do I rejuvenate the down in my down jacket or sleeping bag?

To rejuvenate the loft of your down garment it is essential that it is tumble dried. Place on a low heat setting, with 2 drier balls or clean tennis balls inside the drum, removing the garment every 15 minutes to check it. Once the down begins to dry it will start to loft again, at which stage the garment can be very gently shaken to agitate and redistribute the down. Continue to tumble dry at 15 minute intervals until the down is dry.

Where should I store my down jacket or sleeping bag?
To maintain the loft and preserve the natural properties of the down, Montane recommends that you store down garments and sleeping bags loose and not stuffed in their drybags.

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