Product Care

Wash the garment in accordance with the care instructions. Air-dry the garment or tumble dry it on a warm temperature setting. After the garment is dry, give it 20 minutes in the dryer at a low temperature on a delicates cycle to reactivate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish. If you do not have a dryer, iron the dry garment at a low temperature (warm, no steam), placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. The heat will reactivate the DWR finish. When the factory-applied coating can not be reactivated, you can treat the outer fabric of your garment with a DWR impregnation agent. This is available as a spray or wash-in formula. We recommend the spray version.

We recommend having down garments and sleeping bags professionally cleaned for best results. They use industrial washing and drying machines with large diameter drums that are designed and specially programmed to carry out gentle cycles. They clean and dry them in a manner which is much safer than you could in a domestic washing machine and in a more effective manner than by hand-washing in a bath. Some companies can remove the down and wash separately if heavily soiled. Links to these companies can be found at the end.

If you decide to clean a down product by yourself, please note the following:

Down should only be cleaned with a special mild wash detergent or down specific treatment. You should not wash it too often and in some cases, it is enough to spot clean any stains so the down does not get wet. It may even be sufficient to air dry for a couple of days to remove any odors rather than commit to a full cleaning process.

Should you decide to wash it, please consider the machine’s capacity. Use an industrial machine at the laundromat for large garments and sleeping bags. Do not use fabric softener and rinse out the machine dispensing tray to remove any residue from previous deter¬gents before you do. Use the detergent and temperature according to the instructions on the garment and avoid strong spinning. Rinse the article twice to remove any detergent residues for best results.

It is essential for regaining loft of the down, to dry the product in a tumble dryer. Please again consider the capacity of your tumble dryer and use industrial machine at the laundromat if necessary.

Dry at the recommended temperature setting for the garment with 2-3 clean tennis balls or similar which will help break up any down clumps. If you have no balls available, take the item out periodically, manipulate the down between your fingers. You can gently shake it but be mindful not to damage the stitching of the baffles that separate the down.

Depending on the tumble dryer (especially with older models) the inner of the dryer can heat up, despite choosing a low temperature setting. To avoid damage to fabrics, stop the process periodically, take the item out and start again after the tumble dryer has cooled down a little. Do not pause the drier and leave it inside.

This drying process can take several hours, especially for large garments. Even if it may appear dry from the outside there is likely to still be moisture on the inside. When you think it is fully dry, remove from drier and air it before storing to be sure.

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To wash your Marmot technical clothing, use a residue-free soap or a surfactant-free detergent. We recommend the use of a special detergent, which can be bought at outdoor retail outlets.

Before washing, close the front zipper, the zippers on the pockets and the underarm zippers and all covering flaps and tapes and loosen the tension of all elasticated draw cords. Follow the care instructions that are sewn into the garment. Put the garment in the washing machine with a suitable detergent and wash the on a gentle cycle at max. 40 ° C. Please do not use washing powder, fabric softener or bleach.

After washing, take the garment out of the machine and shake it to remove excess water. If a dryer is available, dry the garment at a moderate temperature (max. 40 ° C) for about 40 minutes. This will reactivate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish.

How frequently you should wash your clothing depends on how often and how intensively you use it. During intensive use, we recommend washing the clothing after max. 14 days of use. With normal / lighter use cleaning after 30 days of use is sufficient. As a general rule, if the garment is dirty, feels damp or clammy, fails to repel water or if water spots form on the surface, it is time to wash and dry it.