MAINTENANCE OF DOWN JACKETS
Down is very easy to compress, that's one of the great things about down. A jacket made of down can be packed up and take up very little space, and thus be taken with you in bags and backpacks on trips. And when the jacket is unpacked, it is as nice as before. By shaking the product a little, this will also help with airflow and restore the jacket to its original condition. This is an absolutely fantastic property that no synthetic material will be able to copy in the same way. Regular use and good maintenance will restore the lifting capacity, air circulation and warmth of the down, and the jacket will be able to last a lifetime. It is best for the jacket to be stored uncompressed, preferably in a cool place without direct light.
Remember to carefully follow the washing instructions on the garment. We recommend that the jacket is washed together with a couple of tennis balls, as this helps to "fluff" the down. If the jacket is put in the dryer, this will restore the down to its original condition. Considering the outer material, which is usually synthetic, the jacket must be dried on low heat.
Down provides no insulation when wet. We therefore recommend the use of water-repellent garments on days with a lot of rain, but if it is also cold, a down jacket is excellent as an intermediate layer under the rain jacket. You will then stay dry and warm, while the down will breathe well so that you do not get clammy.