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.