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EXPERT TIPS

CHOOSING YOUR GEAR

It's important to choose gear that is suited to your activity, climate, and intended use. Use our Buyer's Guides to help you find the right gear for your next adventure!

HOW TO GUIDES

Everything makes a bit more sense when it's explained to you, so grab some handy 'how to' tips for your next exploration.

CARE GUIDES

We've been making quality products for 40 years that built to stand the test of time. Learn how you can easily make these last like they're meant to! 

USEFUL KNOW HOW

There's a lot to know about outdoor gear, and even more to know about the outdoors. Check out our articles about random useful knowledge! 

GEAR LISTS

If you're heading off hiking, camping, travelling or more, we've got some gear lists to get you started so you can worry about less about what you've forgotten and more about all the things you're going to do!

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Down Product Care

Down products are among the most delicate items in your pack. Over time, you come to appreciate their insulation and light weight. Unfortunately, the lofting ability and warmth of your products can be compromised over time as well. It is helpful to act before perspiration, food or dirt stains work their way through the synthetic material protecting the down.

When cleaning down items you should be aware that down dries very slowly, so be prepared to wait.

Wash it

Close zippers and wash on the gentlest cycle. 

Rinse it

Rinse repeatedly until all residue is gone.

Dry it

Make sure the item is completely dry before removing.

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For cleaning, use front loading washing and drying machines (top-loading agitator machines can cause damage) or wash by hand. Specialised down washing agents like Grangers Down Wash are available. When drying, use a dryer large enough to allow the article to tumble freely, and set to the lowest heat. A couple of clean tennis balls can be added to break up the down clumps. The entire process may take a while, however air-drying takes even longer, and you run the risk of mildew.

 

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