Clean a North Face Gore-Tex jacket using a washing machine with mild laundry detergent, then machine-dry the jacket. However, you must take a North Face down jacket to a specialist in cleaning down. If a local specialist isn't available, the company provides cleaning services.
- Wash the jacket
Close all of the hook-and-loop fasteners on the jacket prior to washing, and then close all zippers. Wash the jacket using a mild, powdered laundry detergent in a washing machine. Set the machine to the gentle cycle, and choose cold water for the wash.
- Rinse the jacket
Rinse the jacket in a washing machine twice using cold water. This ensures no soap residue lingers on the jacket that might interfere with its ability to cause water to bead up and shed.
- Dry the jacket
Place the jacket in a clothes dryer at a low temperature. Run the jacket through the unit until dry.
- Revive the DWR coating
Substitute warm water for washing the jacket when the fabric no longer beads and sheds water. Rinse twice, and then dry in a clothes dryer on medium setting. Iron the entire outside of the garment with a warm iron on steam setting to revive the durable water-repellent coating. For added effectiveness, spray the outside of the garment with a DWR spray to renew the coating.