How to take care of my The North Face jacket

When it comes to taking care of your The North Face jacket, you’ll need to take into consideration the type of material that your jacket is made of and the clearly defined cleaning instructions laid out on the tag inside your garment.

Whether you’ve opted for a Triclimate 3 in 1 or a Deptford Down Jacket, your jacket will have specific care recommendations and it’s important that you pay attention to them to ensure your jacket stays in top condition for all your adventures.


 How to take care of The North Face jacket

As mentioned above, all The North Face jackets come with specific cleaning instructions highlighted on the tag inside the garment, which details how you should look after and wash your jacket. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to taking care of your jacket because the methods of care for each collection depend largely on the material the jacket is made of.

However, aside from cleaning your jacket according to the particular instructions on the label, there are a few things you can do to preserve the condition of your jacket which generally applies to all The North Face jackets. Looking after your jacket when you’re wearing it is something that everyone can do, regardless of the material. Simply avoiding prickly branches when you’re out for a walk in the woodland, spot cleaning/brushing mud marks when you return home and hanging to prevent creasing will all help to prolong the life and appearance of your jacket.


How to wash The North Face jacket

The garment material will affect how your jacket can be cleaned and washed; some jackets can be machine washed on a cool cycle in your washing machine, whereas others might need to be hand washed or dry cleaned by a professional.


How to wash a waterproof jacket

Whether your The North Face jacket’s outer shell is made from FutureLight or DryVent fabric like the Sangro Jacket, the cleaning instructions are often the same and washing your waterproof jacket regularly can actually help to maintain its durable water repellent (DWR) coating.

Our FutureLight jackets are machine washable and we recommend you zip all zips and close all Velcro fastenings before washing, including those on the sleeves which can sometimes be forgotten. You should use a mild powder detergent and not a liquid, before washing in cold water on a gentle cycle. To ensure the detergent residue is completely washed out, we advise you to put your jacket through the rinse cycle twice before hanging to dry naturally.


How to wash a fleece jacket

Fleece jackets are fairly durable so they can be washed in a similar way to that of waterproof jackets, which is especially handy if you’ve got one of our Evolve II Triclimate Jackets, comprising a detachable fleece and outer waterproof shell.

We recommend you ensure all zips are zipped up and all Velcro fastened before washing with a mild detergent on a cold cycle. For optimum care, you can turn your jacket inside out before washing to avoid piling. After washing, air drying is the best method for drying your fleece.


How to wash a down jacket

Down jackets, like the Stretch Down Jacket, are goose down feather filled which makes them more tricky to clean than waterproof or fleece jackets. However, periodic cleaning is essential for maintaining the lofty down insulation and ensuring the garment lasts for a long time.

It is possible to clean your down jacket yourself, but you should err on the side of caution; when wet, the down filling gets clumpy and if not dried correctly it will not perform as effectively as it should. We recommend taking it to a professional dry cleaner who specializes in washing down products to help ensure the material and filling of your jacket is not damaged. However, if you are washing your jacket at home, we suggest using a very gentle detergent on a cool wash before either machine drying or laying flat to air dry. 

Visit our website for more information. Regular cleaning of your The North Face jacket will ensure it stays in the best condition for the life of the garment and as long as you follow the specific care instructions on the label, you’ll enjoy your jacket for years to come.