A Guide to Storing Your Fjällräven Down Jacket After Winter

As the winter months come to a close, it's time to bid farewell to the chilly weather and prepare for the warmer days ahead. Properly storing your Fjällräven down jacket is essential to ensure it stays in top-notch condition, ready to provide warmth and comfort when the temperatures drop again. Follow these simple steps to keep your down jacket in peak performance for seasons to come.

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1. Inspect your jacket:

Before stashing your beloved down jacket away, make sure it's clean. Follow the care instructions on the label or website to launder your jacket properly. We recommend to not dry-clean your down jacket as this can damage the down filling. Another tip to remember is to repair holes while they are small to avoid them from getting bigger. 

2. Dry Thoroughly:

Once cleaned, it's crucial to ensure your down jacket is completely dry before storing it. Use a large-capacity dryer on low heat, and toss in a few clean tennis balls or dryer balls to help fluff up the down clusters. This step is essential to prevent mildew and odours from developing during storage.

3. Store in a Breathable Bag:

Avoid sealing your down jacket in plastic, as this can trap moisture and lead to mould growth. Instead, opt for a breathable garment bag or a cotton storage sack. These materials allow air circulation, preventing any potential moisture build-up while still protecting your jacket from dust.

4. Choose a Cool, Dry Location:

Store your down jacket in a cool, dry place to prevent any potential damage. Avoid areas with extreme temperature fluctuations, as these can impact the performance of the down insulation. A closet or storage space inside your home is ideal.

Properly storing your Fjällräven down jacket after the winter months is a small yet important investment in its longevity. By following these easy steps, you can ensure that your favourite winter companion will be ready to embrace you with warmth when the next cold season arrives. Happy adventures, and may your down jacket continue to keep you snug for many winters to come!

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