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How do I dry this jacket?

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DeepfriedPizza Mon 13-Feb-17 14:16:01

I have a feather filled jacket from mountain warehouse. I have the special super duper detergent to wash it. On the label it says these ways in which not to dry it:
Near direct heat
In direct sunlight
Only in tumble drier with clean tennis balls or similar
and Do not air dry

How on earth do I dry it?

DubiousCredentials Mon 13-Feb-17 14:17:55

Do not air dry? confused I would put it on a hanger and hang in a doorway with a window or two open nearby. Then finish in tumble dryer but not with any tennis balls.

DubiousCredentials Mon 13-Feb-17 14:18:19

Actually I would probably just never wash it grin

DeepfriedPizza Mon 13-Feb-17 14:20:58

It smells like smoke, it needs washed.
I also don't have a tumble drier or tennis balls grin

DubiousCredentials Mon 13-Feb-17 14:27:27

Febreeze and hang on washing line? I am imagining soggy feathers congealing inside the jacket. That said, I have a down coat that is dry clean only but I just stick it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and it's been fine.

LowDudgeon Mon 13-Feb-17 14:29:48

It does have to be tumbled with tennis balls or similar. A clean child's trainer would do.

Otherwise you get clumps + empty space. Air dry it & then take it to the laundrette (unless you have a friend with a dryer?)

The ball/shoe thing makes a terrible racket though so laundrette/friend might not like it grin

Lucked Mon 13-Feb-17 14:31:10

Would direct heat not be a radiator?.

LowDudgeon Mon 13-Feb-17 14:32:30

The difference between before & after tumbling with ball/shoe is like magic! Probably worth buying a tennis ball specially (or a tube if you can't get them singly) - then you know it's clean. You can put more than one in to increase buffeting.

LowDudgeon Mon 13-Feb-17 14:34:41

(Also don't use fabric rinse as it removes showerproofing. Labels usually say that)

I've been washing down coats on & off for nearly 50 years smile haven't lost one yet

LowDudgeon Mon 13-Feb-17 14:35:09

40 years! (Fat fingers)

ReginaPhalange1 Mon 13-Feb-17 14:39:22

Same as other posters... wash then leave air dry on bed or towel ... it will take days to dry .. mine has been washed like it for 3 years. No probs.

DeepfriedPizza Mon 13-Feb-17 15:04:58

So I should wash it with no fabric softener, let air dry a bit then take to my mum's to use her dryer whilst she is on holiday grin hopefully she has some tennis balls or a clean shoe

LowDudgeon Mon 13-Feb-17 15:26:00

Sounds like a plan smile

If you have a fairly clean trainer (not smelly) tie it inside a clean pillowcase.

But as you'll be washing the jacket again in future it would be worth buying tennis ball/s (if you can find some in Feb!)

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