How to wash a Napapijri jacket
The cleaning instructions are on the label of your Napapijri jacket, so make sure you read them before you wash yours. Generally, it’s fine to machine wash your jacket, and we recommend tumble drying only a low temperature. We do not recommend having your jacket dry cleaned.
As Napapijri jackets are made from modern recycled materials, some traditional washing techniques don’t apply. Most of our water resistant garments should be machine washed at a water temperature of no more than 30 °C or 40 °C, however, and tumble dried at a medium temperature. When machine washing, make sure to wash the jacket inside out to prevent abrasive wear on the outer surface. Most importantly, don’t wash your jacket unless you have to. Sure, they will need a wash after getting muddy, and every so often it will need refreshing. But think about your energy usage, and keep washing and drying to a minimum.
Can you tumble dry a Napapijri jacket?
Napapijri jackets are designed so they can be tumble dried. However, they should only be dried at a medium temperature setting, as high temperature tumble drying can damage the recycled fabric used. Lower temperatures also minimise your energy usage.
When you’re out on your adventures, it’s possible you’ll get wet, and it’s likely that you might only have an overnight stay at a hotel, hostel or camp site before you head off again the next morning. That’s why it’s important to have clothing that can be dried quickly, and the tumble drier is a great way to do it.
Even if the outer layer looks and feels dry after air drying, the insulation might still be damp, and that will affect its insulating properties. On high quality winter coats like our Skidoo, the insulation is synthetic Thermo-Fibre™. Although it dries much faster than an equivalent weight of natural down, it can still retain moisture, especially if it has been soaked through and has been left lying down, unventilated or in a bag. You can see more information about the Skiddo here.
A quick tumble dry at low temperature can blow away any last droplets of water, keeping your jacket at peak performance when you’re next braving the elements. It’s fine to use dryer balls, although softness isn’t necessarily an issue with our coats and jackets. Just make sure you stay within the recommended temperature settings as indicated on the jacket’s label.
If you can dry your jacket outdoors, or simply leave it airing in a relatively warm room, please do. Don’t forget about your responsibilities when it comes to energy usage. Low temperature helps, but no temperature is even better. Have a look at the “carbon footprint” section below.