My current down sweater is going on 5 yrs old and really is starting to look much older. When I compared it to my wife's 1 year old by a simmilar manufacturer the loft difference was quite noticable. I have followed what I consider normal care characteristics in that it has been stored in a large mesh sack and not compressed other than during use.
My question is this:
Does dirt and/or oil that has gotten in there (I assume some has) reduce the loft? The jacket has not been washed yet, though it has been unintentionally soaked on a couple of occasions. Should I throw it in my front loader on delicate with some nikwax down wash and then the drier on no heat? In case it helps, it's a hardwear sub zero old style without any type of water-resistant laminate. my wife's is a moonstone.
Thanks in advance for any help/opinions.
down sweater/jacket care
10:21 a.m. on December 4, 2001 (EST)
7:11 p.m. on December 12, 2001 (EST)
Lyman Kiser (Guest)
December 21, 2014