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Drake 3 In 1 Jacket

Truth be told, most backpackers and hikers don’t wash their rain gear nearly enough, if ever. This leads to wetting out and hikers may even buy new rain gear because they think their old shells are worn out. But don’t worry, your jacket hasn’t reached the end of its life, it just needs some love. How often you wash your rain gear will vary, but here are some general rules:2. Clean any residual laundry detergent from the laundry machine soap dispenser. Standard detergent can break down the waterproofing elements on your rain gear.

By the time most people get around to washing their rain gear, they’ll not only need to clean their jacket, but also reapply DWR. If your rain gear is still repelling water and is not yet wetting out, you may only need to wash your rain gear with Tech Wash. If this is the case, you can follow steps 1-5 below and then tumble dry on low. For most people, you’ll want want to reapply DWR as part of the full washing cycle listed below.
WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE MEMBRANE (MIDDLE) – The waterproof and breathable middle layer is composed of microscopic pores which allow water vapor (sweat and condensation) to get out, but preventing any liquid water (rain) from getting in. To be honest, the term “waterproof and breathable” is a stretch, but it’s the best technology we currently have.If you wear your rain gear during exerting activities, such as hiking or jogging, it’s good to wash your rain gear after 10-15 uses. Sweat and other contaminants build up much quicker under these circumstances.

How many times can you wear a jacket without washing it?
Outerwear — such as coats or jackets — typically doesn’t need to be washed more than once a month since it doesn’t touch your skin, Rossi said. “If you’re wearing it every day, probably (wash it) every two weeks,” he suggested.
There are two ways you can reapply DWR to your rain gear: wash-in DWR such as Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In or a spray-on DWR such as Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On. We use the wash-in treatment for rain shells and pants because it’s easy and effective. If you’re washing a multi-layer garment, such as a fleece or down-lined rain jacket, the spray-on treatment should be used.

The moment you realize your rain gear is “wetting out” you need to wash and treat it. By washing your shells with Tech Wash and reapplying DWR, your jacket and pants will be as close to new as possible. The more you use your rain gear, especially in harsh conditions, the more often you’ll need to wash it.DOWN-LINED RAIN GEAR: You’ll need two products for this: Down Wash and Spray-On DWR or Down Proof (read below). First, wash your gear with the down wash according to the directions. If you need more clarification, check our our article on How to Wash a Down Coat. Next, you need to reapply the DWR. There’s no need to dry garments before applying DWR. For spray-on DWR, find a flat surface and lay a protective barrier such as cardboard down so you don’t harm your surface. Lay your rain gear flat and close up all the zippers. Hold the bottle 6 inches away, and spray the garment evenly on the outside fabric, ensuring that no areas are missed. Wait two minutes and then dab way any residual product with a damp cloth. Air dry or tumble dry on low setting, if the care label allows. We recommend tumble drying when possible because down garments take a very long time to dry.

6. Next, you’ll reapply DWR to your jacket. Pour the recommended dosage of your Wash-In DWR into the laundry machine soap dispenser, set the recommended temperature (usually low-warm), and run your rain gear through the gentle cycle. If you’re using Spray-On DWR, see instructions below in the Insulated Rain Gear section.
We hope this guide helps you get your rain gear clean and revitalized. As always, please leave a comment below if you have any recommendations, questions, or suggestions. And if you found this guide helpful, please share or click the little heart button below to give us a digital high five!Social media is great, but our bi-weekly newsletter is a much better way to stay in the know. Sign up to get our curated emails with the best content from CleverHiker and around the backpacking world. You’ll be turned on to new videos, trip reports, gear reviews, inspiring outdoor stories and much more. So get in the mix!

FACE FABRIC (OUTER) – The outer fabric layer is usually made of polyester or nylon and treated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR). The DWR chemical bond is what causes water to bead up and run off your coat. Every new coat comes with a strong factory sealing of DWR, which is when your coat will perform its best.
Directly below we give instructions on how to wash your rain gear using a wash-in DWR, which is the most common procedure people will use. For those washing fleece or down-lined gear, you’ll be using a spray-on DWR, which we cover later in the post.

Are Drake jackets waterproof?
Only a Drake hunting jacket could deliver this powerful combination of features and comfort. MATERIALS: 100% Waterproof/Windproof/Breathable Refuge HS with HyperShield 2.0 Technology.
We’re Dave & Annie, the outdoor adventurers behind CleverHiker. We love backpacking, international travel, useful gear, and all things nature. Read more on our About page. DOWN PROOF: For added protection, you also have the option of using Down Proof after your completed wash cycle with Down Wash. Rather than using the spray-on DWR, the Down Proof will ensure that not only will the shell get a reapplication of DWR, but also the feathers inside your jacket. For our high quality down garments, we normally use spray-on DWR. If you have a rain jacket that has down or fleece insulation, the process to wash and reapply DWR is a little different. The first thing you always want to do is read the instruction label on the rain gear, as this should dictate the process.To keep it simple, most rain gear is usually made of three bonded layers: the inner laminate, the middle “waterproof/breathable” membrane, and an outer layer called the face fabric.

FLEECE-LINED RAIN GEAR: You’ll need two products for this: Tech Wash and Spray-On DWR. First, wash your rain gear using a Tech Wash. There’s no need to dry garments before applying DWR. Find a flat surface and lay a protective barrier such as cardboard down so you don’t harm the surface. Lay your rain gear flat and close up all zippers. Holding the bottle 6 inches away, spray the garment evenly on outside fabric, ensuring that no areas are missed. Wait two minutes and then dab way any residual product with a damp cloth. Air dry or tumble dry on low setting, if the care label allows.
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What happens if you never wash a jacket?
Moths are attracted to perfume and food odors, so if your coat or jacket isn’t freshly cleaned, it can end up with pesky moth holes. While many coats and jackets can be hand washed or machine washed, dry cleaning is ideal for wool coats or ones with embellishments.
If you’ve ever been caught in a backcountry downpour, you know how important it is to have high-quality rain gear functioning at its full potential. Being cold and wet in the wilderness is not only extremely uncomfortable, it’s also incredibly dangerous. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
Luckily, caring for rain gear is a simple task. We put together this quick guide to help you get your rain gear function like new again. For more of our guides and recommendations on our favorite jackets, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and a whole lot more, check out the CleverHiker Backpacking Gear Guide.5. Wash on the gentle (or delicate) cycle. If it appears that the soap isn’t completely rinsed out after the cycle, you may want to run the rinse cycle again without tech wash.

1. Check the manufacturer’s washing instructions on the tag. Though the instructions are most likely similar to the steps below, make sure you follow the garment’s instructions first and foremost.

Who owns Drake clothing?
Drake’s (haberdashers)TypePrivate companyProductsLuxury British goodsServicesFashion made in EnglandOwnersMark Cho & Michael
WEARING DOWN – Over time, sweat, grime, and particles from the air wear down the DWR chemical bond on the outside of your jacket. Eventually the DWR will be rendered totally useless and your jacket will fully “wet out.” The main problem with wetting out is that the middle layer of your raincoat can’t breathe when the outer layer is soaked through. When moisture can’t escape, you’ll end up getting soaked from the inside out, due to condensation and sweat.

After extended use with your rain gear, you’ll notice that water no longer beads up like it used to. In fact, you’ll start to notice water soaking into the fabric and you may even think it’s time for a new jacket. This is called “wetting out,” and it’s a major indicator it’s time to wash and retreat your rain gear.This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.

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Drake’s is a British menswear haberdasher founded in 1977 by Michael Drake. Manufacturing in East London, Drake’s produces men’s accessories and shirting, and is predominantly known for its ties.As well as producing private label, Michael Hill relaunched the historic Cleeve shirting brand, owned by Rayner and Sturges, and introduced the first capsule collection of ready-to-wear shirts into the Drake’s store on 3 Clifford Street and online.In April 2013, Drake’s moved its tie factory to 3 Haberdasher Street, London. Drake’s combined all aspects of the Drake’s business under one roof; the factory, design studio, showroom, warehouse, head office and Factory Shop.

When Michael Drake retired in 2010, Drake’s was acquired and taken over by Michael Hill, Michael Drake’s previous understudy and lead designer, and Mark Cho, co-founder of The Armoury haberdashers in Hong Kong. On 20 May 2011 Drake’s opened its retail shop at 3 Clifford Street, London. Formally the home of an art and antiques gallery, it is situated just between Savile Row and Bond Street. The interior of the store features Harris Tweed armchairs, wood floors and cabinetry from the Natural History Museum. Drake’s was founded in 1977 by Michael Drake. The original Drake’s collection was composed of men’s scarves. Drake’s went on to produce handmade ties and pocket squares, for which it is now known.In July 2013 Drake’s acquired the Rayner and Sturges shirt factory in Chard, Somerset. In doing so, Drake’s has inherited a workforce of 35 producing handmade, bespoke and ready-to-wear shirts.

Occasionally, we run out of an item faster than inventory levels can be updated online. We strive to keep online inventory availability completely accurate, but shipping through multiple channels makes it nearly impossible to have 100% real-time inventory accuracy. If an item on your order is out of stock, we reserve the right to either 1) cancel the item from the order and issue a refund, or 2) contact you to make comparable substitutions. Out of stock items will not be substituted for items of greater value, and no discounts or special concessions will be made as an incentive to accept a substitute item.

For more information about caring for and re-treating high-performance waterproof/breathable clothing, we recommend additional reading in the links below:
If you must wash your down clothing at home, make sure all zippers are full zipped and all Velcro adjustments are secured. Turn garment inside-out and wash on the “gentle” cycle. Use baking soda or a mild powder detergent and run through two rinse cycles to make sure all detergent is thoroughly rinsed from the garment. Tumble dry the down garment by itself in dryer on the lowest possible heat setting. Check the garment periodically to make sure the down insulation does not clump in one area of the garment. Do not place in the sun to dry. The primary differences between our three types of chest waders are the fabric and the boot insulation. The fit, pocket design, and features are identical on all three models. The fabric differences are below: As with all discussions of comfort in a given temperature, each person is going to be different. Some people are cold-natured, and some people prefer to dress light. Below is a guide based on our comfort zone suggestions. This is simply a guide to get you started. Each hunter should experiment with the right mix of base layers and outerwear to build the best clothing options for each hunt.

Should I wash my waterproof jacket?
If you wear your rain gear casually, then wash your coat once a month or after 20-30 normal uses. If you wear your rain gear during exerting activities, such as hiking or jogging, it’s good to wash your rain gear after 10-15 uses. Sweat and other contaminants build up much quicker under these circumstances.
We currently offer Drake Waterfowl products in Realtree Max-5™, Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades™, and Mossy OakShadow Branch™. We also offer select Drake Waterfowl products in Drake’s Old School Camo™ and Drake’s Old School Timber Camo™. Drake Non-Typical products are available in Mossy Oak Bottomland™ and Realtree X-tra™.Drake Waterfowl does not solicit outside product testers. We conduct our own extensive field testing before launching a product into the market. We accomplish this with our own employees, our television crew, our Elite Team and Field Experts, outfitters with whom we partner, and media partners.

The Bonded Fleece Pant is constructed of a waterproof, windproof, breathable shell fabric that is bonded directly to a 280-weight fleece lining. This bonding process causes the fabric to feel and move like one layer of fabric. This bonded design increases the windproof protection and provides incredible warmth. Due to the warmth retention capabilities of the Bonded Fleece Pant, we do not recommend wearing these pants under waders as overheating could occur.Please go to our return section under warranty and then Customer Service System and fill out a ticket. Please include your receipt proof of purchase and pictures of product. Drake Waterfowl Systems strives to be a good corporate citizen and we support our local conservation organizations and goodwill events in our home communities where we operate our business. As you can imagine, we receive thousands of requests each year and we can only accommodate a few in the local communities in which live and work. For donation requests in your area, we encourage you to contact your local Drake retailer to give them the opportunity to be active in your community as well. We also offer Banquet/Event Packages on a limited basis to qualifying non-profit groups. These Banquet/Event Packages are collections of best-selling items offered at a discount to be used in fund-raising efforts and the proceeds generated by the merchandise at your event create a profit for your organization. Drake Waterfowl is proud to be innovators in waterfowl hunting. We spend a great deal of time and resources on developing and testing new products and we typically max out our capacity for new products and product improvements each year and have limited ability to review external idea contributions. To submit a product idea or improvement to Drake Waterfowl, the idea must meet the following criteria: 1) must be patented, have a patent applied for the idea, or provide proof that the idea is qualified to be patented. 2) idea must not infringe in any way on a current patent. 3) you must present a non-disclosure agreement if you want such an agreement to be in place prior to reviewing the idea. 4) idea must be submitted in writing, preferably with a prototype included.

Eventually you may need to treat your waterproof clothing with an after-market water repellent treatment if you notice that your garment is leaking. This is especially true for hunters with high exposure to the elements or if your garment is 3 or more seasons old. Using a water repellent treatment product will restore your waterproof garment to like-new performance. Drake Waterfowl recommends the following products for re-treating our waterproof/breathable outerwear:
We do not currently ship outside the US, but many of our national retail partners do. Search online for Drake retailers that will ship internationally, or visit one of our retail partners that works with us to ship internationally such as Mack’s Prairie Wings.We recognize that many hunters are just a passionate about waterfowl hunting as we are, and we appreciate that many hunters want to be more closely involved with our brand. We are thankful for this kind of support and are very grateful for the hunters that trust their hunts to Drake products, however Drake Waterfowl does not sponsor individual hunters, groups of hunters, or hunting clubs.

The LST 4-in-1 Coat and the LST 3-in-1 Plus 2 have the same outer shell jacket. The real difference in these two products lies in the liner jacket. The 4-in-1 liner is a reversible insulated bomber jacket that reverses from camo to solid brown. This liner jacket has 200 grams of poly-fill insulation. Because of this insulation, the LST 4-in-1 Wader Coat is considered by many to be warmer than the LST Eqwader 3-in-1 Plus 2 Wader Coat.
In order to keep your waterproof clothing in top working condition, do not let dirt, mud, or other stains remain on the fabric for extended periods of time. Clean these foreign substances with a damp cloth regularly so the fabric can breathe and vent.- EST wader fabric and boots: 3-layer breathable fabric composed of durable polyester-based fabric bonded to breathable laminate materials. The boots have 1,000 gram Thinsulate® insulation.

Is it OK to get down jacket wet?
Down is remarkably tough stuff and though wet down has virtually zero insulation properties, getting it wet doesn’t hurt it in the least. Washing a down jacket is not much harder than washing a pair of jeans.
Breathable waders are designed to be lightweight and versatile. Neoprene waders are designed to insulate and protect from cold weather. We consider breathable waders to be the most versatile wader for waterfowl hunting because you can always create more warmth with smart layering. With neoprene waders, your comfort zone is going to be limited by the insulation built into your waders.

Drake Waterfowl is not responsible for lost or stolen packages once shipped. Please have packages delivered to a business or a safe drop off location to help protect from packages being stolen after delivery has taken place.Yes. You can order online at We use a unique e-commerce system that involves Drake Waterfowl retailers around the country. When you place an order on, we search our retailer’s inventory and partner with them to ship your order. This allows you to have the best selection and receive your order as quickly as possible. The online payment is secure and your information never leaves our secure servers. The website is secure and tested daily to ensure your personal information is safe.

Yes. The Spring-Open Pocket mechanism is contained in its own separate housing that can be removed in the event that you don’t want to use that feature. Removing the Spring-Open Pocket frame transforms the pocket into standard cargo pockets. We recommend removing the Spring-Open Pocket mechanism when machine washing your Drake coats.

Periodic cleaning of your down jacket or vest is essential to maintaining maximum loft and ensuring the long life of the product. Though it is possible to wash your own down product, we recommend that you have your down jacket or vest professionally cleaned by a service that specializes in cleaning down. Ask your local dry cleaner about their ability to clean down products.

Drake Waterfowl does not accept unsolicited idea submissions that do not follow the guidelines above. Any unsolicited ideas or suggestions submitted to Drake Waterfowl become property of Drake Waterfowl for use as we see fit.The LST Eqwader 3-in-1 Plus 2 liner is basically our MST Eqwader Full Zip Jacket, but with zip-off sleeves. The 3-in-1 Plus 2 is our only jacket with an MST Eqwader Jacket used as a liner. The primary benefit of the LST Eqwader 3-in-1 Plus 2 Wader Coat is versatility – this coat offers three ways to wear the shell and liner jacket plus two additional ways to wear the shell and liner vest, hence the clever name.Drake Waterfowl waterproof outerwear, like all high-end outerwear, is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish (DWR). This finish helps the shell fabric resist wetting by causing the water to bead-up so it easily falls off before being absorbed into the fabric. This water repellent finish increases the benefits of our HyperShield™ Technology, which prevents penetration of the water through the fabric. As a garment is worn and used over time, accumulation of soils from external sources as well as oils from your own body will lessen the performance of any waterproof system. Drake’s HyperShield Technology is a high-performance fabric that delivers exceptional performance in both waterproof protection and breathability, a must for highly active hunters. Keeping the water repellent finish on the shell of your garments in top shape will boost the performance of the HyperShield Technology in the fabric and provide maximum protection in the field. Basically, the water repellent finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so the breathable HyperShield barrier can do its job.

Drake Waterfowl derives the vast majority of our television exposure through our own show, Migration Nation and through television and DVD exposure through a small group of media partners. Anyone interested in applying for one of the limited sponsorships we may have available may do so by e-mailing their media kit to [email protected] or submitting by mail to Drake Waterfowl, Attn: Marketing, 7282 Maygan Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654
The MST Bonded Fleece Pant is a waterproof, windproof pant ideal for wearing alone. The MST “Jean Cut” Under-Wader Pant is primarily a layering pant designed for wearing under waders.(Eek – wād – er) Eqwader™ is pronounced like the word “equator”, the navigational line separating the earth into two halves, just like the two distinct areas of our Eqwader clothing items.

Is it OK to wash a jacket?
In general, it’s best to err on the side of caution when it comes to washing and drying your jackets. Unless the care label explicitly says that putting them in the washing machine is fine, opt for hand wash or even dry cleaning.
In most cases, you can simply wash the outer surface of our clothing with a damp cloth or spot-wash by hand under running water. In the event that you need to machine wash your Drake Waterfowl clothing, follow these instructions:The MST “Jean Cut” Under-Wader Pant is built with our Silencer™ Micro-fleece outer shell fabric to be soft and comfortable, and then lined with a mid-weight fleece fabric. The outer fabric and the lining fabric move independently, creating a comfortable fit that moves and flexes when worn under waders.

The Reflex™ 3-IN-1 Plus 2 Jacket was developed for the hunter who needs a versatile solution to handle all conditions, everything from the warm weather early season hunts all the way through to the coldest conditions in December and January. Wear the liner by itself for cool, dry conditions, just the shell for rainy days and wet conditions when it’s not cold enough to require much insulation or zip the liner into the shell for the ultimate in protection and insulation. Then on those days when it’s warm and you’re wearing the liner by itself, you can zip off the sleeves for even more comfort. That makes this jacket a Plus 2 jacket. No matter the condition, this jacket will keep you warm, dry and comfortable.
If we have any hope of a thriving planet—much less a business—it is going to take all of us doing what we can with the resources we have. This is what we can do.Like flocks of swirling swallows or shimmering schools of tropical fish, our customers swoop in with mysteriously synchronized concerns and questions on a regular basis, prompting the need for ready answers. Times like these, nothing would be more handy than magically beaming knowledge out into the ether. Our very own Old School is here to do just that. He’s stepped back from the front lines of Patagonia Customer Service to answer some of these more popular questions. Due to safety concerns about the snaps on the Infant Capilene® Midweight Set, we are implementing a recall of units purchased between August 1, 2021, and January 12, 2023. For more information, including how to identify this product, how to return it and how to get a full refund, please click the link below. Even if you’re not picking your way through snowbush, down garments seem to have an affinity for sharp, pointy things so there’s always a chance that you might end up with a small tear in the shell fabric. So what to do? While many dirtbags proudly patch their clothes with duct tape, it’s not really the best option, especially if you want to fix it later (the residual glue causes havoc with sewing machines.). Instead, head to your local mountain shop and pick up some nylon repair tape, also known as down jacket repair patches. Just about any shop should have a selection in lots of pretty colors. Pick the closest color and then cut a piece at least ½” bigger around than the hole, round off the corners, peel off the backing and stick it on. That’s it. This tape is pretty amazing stuff and it will last for years through many washings. Repair tape is a super easy fix for small holes in the shell fabric but with larger rips it’s probably best to send it back to us for service.Down sweaters and jackets are incredibly popular insulation pieces and for good reason: They’re warm and so comfortably light you almost forget you’re wearing one. Unfortunately, there is a downside (so to speak) to their being so light. Most down sweaters and jackets use lightweight fabrics to keep the garment light and packable. They’re designed to be worn around camp or around town but aren’t the best choice for activities like downhill skiing or hiking where there’s a good chance of catching the jacket on something sharp. If you’re the type who likes to do just that, I highly recommend wearing a shell over your jacket, especially if you’re hiking through brush or skiing the trees.Now comes the important part, drying it. Drying a down jacket is a slow process so be prepared to spend some time at home. It’s also a delicate business, high heat can ruin your down jacket but you need some heat or drying takes forever. On a home dryer, low heat works best. Be extremely careful if you’re at a laundromat! These dryers often get incredibly hot even on low heat so check the dryer carefully before throwing in your jacket. Tossing in a few clean tennis ball will help break up the down clumps and hasten the drying process. Even with the tennis balls it’s a good idea to pull the jacket out of the dryer periodically and manually pull apart the clumps with your fingers. An entire baffle’s worth of down can be a clump the size of a marble so pulling them apart dramatically speeds up drying. If you don’t have a dryer and the one at your local laundromat seems hot enough to melt glass you can always air dry them. This can take anywhere from a couple days to more than a week, depending on humidity, but it’s actually the safest way to dry it. To air dry it, lay it flat on a towel in a warm dry spot out of direct sunlight. Just make sure to pull apart the clumps periodically and to flip it over occasionally or it will really take a long time.I can’t write about washing down without mentioning dry cleaning. Due to the harshness of dry cleaning chemicals, we don’t recommend dry cleaning for any of our products. In theory, down can be dry cleaned by a reputable dry cleaner experienced with down. I say in theory because I once took a sleeping bag to a dry cleaner that claimed it “cleaned down all the time.” My bag came back clean as a whistle and flat as a pancake. My advice: Wash it yourself.

However you choose to dry your garment, make sure it’s completely dry before stuffing or packing it. Because down absorbs so much water it looks and feels dry long before it really is. While it’s never a good idea to store a down product stuffed, it’s doubly important to not store wet down stuffed. Stuffing wet down is the perfect recipe for mildew which will present you with yet another excellent way to ruin both the down and the jacket.
Next, try to find a front-loading washer. If you can’t find one, a top loader on the gentle cycle will suffice. We’ve heard of instances where even the gentle cycle ripped or snagged the fabric so we recommend front loaders. If you’re washing a thick down jacket, a down parka or most any down sleeping bag there’s no choice, you must use a front loader. This is because most sleeping bags and many jackets use a box wall construction (for a great explanation of the various baffle designs, go here) that are easily ripped by the agitating action of top loaders. If you’re looking to ruin your jacket or sleeping bag, washing it incorrectly is an easy way to do it.Perhaps it due to all the warnings about the perils of wet down, but it seems a lot of people are afraid to wash their down jacket. Down is remarkably tough stuff and though wet down has virtually zero insulation properties, getting it wet doesn’t hurt it in the least. Washing a down jacket is not much harder than washing a pair of jeans. There are three things you’ll need to wash your down jacket: down soap, a front-load washer, and a dryer with reliably low heat.Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days and arrive within 3-10 business days. Need it sooner? Concerned about the environmental impact? Flexible shipping options are available.If your garment has really dirty spots, (like cuffs or the neck) you can spray fabric stain remover on these areas before washing. Use the permanent press cycle on the washer and add the proper amount of soap per directions on the bottle. Don’t add more than necessary because residual soap prevents items from lofting completely. If your garment is really dirty you can also stop the washer mid-wash for a hour or so and let it soak. To ensure all residual soap is rinsed out, run it through an additional wash cycle with no soap at all.

Is it fine to wash your jacket with washing machine?
All jackets should be treated as delicate garments when it comes to washing them in the washing machine, so choose a gentle cycle for them.
While you can use regular detergents, they can strip away the natural oils in down and don’t always rinse out cleanly so I recommend using a cleaner specifically designed for down. I find NikWax® Down Wash works really well but there are several other effective down cleaners on the market.

Can you wash a Drake jacket in a washing machine?
Machine wash cold in either baking soda or a detergent designed for sportsmen. Hang to dry inside your home, camp, or garage. Do not hang in direct sunlight to dry. DO NOT place in clothes dryer because high heat will damage the waterproofing capabilities of the garment and void the warranty.
Drake G3 Flex 3-In-1 Systems Jacket (DW6125) – Developed for the hunter who wants versatility in a jacket, this 3-in-1 is right at home in flooded timber or in a layout blind. And when wearing the shell only, this jacket is great for mild, early season weather. Zip in the insulated liner for those late season days when the weather turns brutally cold.The web site has been updated to provide you with additional features including an expanded assortment of products and Same Day Pick Up options at your favorite store.

Not knowing when to wash your clothes can have consequences on both ends of the spectrum. Washing them too seldom could lead to skin problems or infections, and washing them too often could harm your clothing. The latter can also result in unnecessary laundry and use of resources.
“If somebody were to tell me that they were wearing their jeans for months on end and not washing them and they hadn’t had any problems with their skin or problems with odor, I wouldn’t see any problem at all,” Fenton said.Outerwear — such as coats or jackets — typically doesn’t need to be washed more than once a month since it doesn’t touch your skin, Rossi said. “If you’re wearing it every day, probably (wash it) every two weeks,” he suggested.

How do you wash a Drake jacket?
GENERAL PRODUCT CAREMachine wash cold using a detergent designed for hunters or baking soda.Do not bleach.Do not machine dry, as excessive heat will damage the waterproof laminate.Hang to dry.Do not iron.Wipe with damp cloth to remove mud and other stains as often as possible to maintain maximum breath-ability.
The number of times it’s appropriate to wear clothing items without washing them often seems based more on folklore or a person’s upbringing than professional advice.If you usually shower before bed, wear underwear and sweat little to none when wearing pajamas, you could wear them for a week without washing, experts said. But if you don’t do these things, you’d need to wash them every time.

These kinds of clothes are “on a part of our body that just has a lot of natural bacteria that lives on our body, like our microbiome, (yeast) and bacteria,” Rossi said. “Then from day-to-day activities, we sweat. That just breeds moisture and an environment where this bacteria can overgrow.”
“Heat is going to make the bacteria grow. It’s not hot enough to sterilize them,” he said. “It’s really the washing with soap and water (that you need) — and with hot water, especially, because it’s going to help loosen that dirt and sebum and really get rid of bacteria.”

The most important questions you should ask yourself, experts say, when considering whether to wear something again without washing are these: Does it smell? Do I have any skin conditions, such as eczema, a rash or a skin lesion? Is it visibly dirty? Is it sweaty? Did I wear underwear with this?When it comes to why you shouldn’t wear socks again without washing first, “fungal infections on the feet and toes are just rampant,” said dermatologist Dr. Jeremy Fenton, medical director for Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City and a clinical instructor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. “Inside of our shoes is the perfect environment for breeding fungus. It’s warm, it’s humid, it’s dark.”Whether and how often to wash jeans can be a hot topic, since many people want to maintain the integrity of the fabric, which is usually stiffer and more durable than others. If jeans aren’t sweaty, dirty or stained, they don’t have to be washed often, Rossi said. “I personally don’t wash my jeans,” he added.Our beliefs about clothing hygiene are largely “societal and cultural,” said Dr. Anthony Rossi, an assistant attending dermatologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. “People tend to over wash and ‘over hygiene’ themselves, because especially in America, we have a luxury of being able to do all that stuff all the time.”

“When I was younger my parents always made us wear pajamas … multiple nights in a row because they weren’t dirty, and I still do that as an adult,” she said. “I need to know if, like, as adults we’re still doing that, or should I be literally making dirty clothes every single night?”
Rewearing the same clothes — particularly on consecutive days — is “linked to avoiding decision fatigue, hence wearing the same clothes involves less decisions to make and less stress every morning,” said Manal Mohammed, senior lecturer of medical microbiology at the University of Westminster in London.“As far as your pants and your shirts, I think it’s all a level of comfort and how much you’re perspiring throughout the day,” Rossi said. “A lot of people wear undershirts. The undershirt would be something to wash, whereas your top shirt you don’t really need to wash.”

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Some people might let their workout clothes dry via air or a dryer, intending to make them safe to wear again the next day. But that approach makes the situation worse, Rossi said.

There’s no hard and fast rule for how many times you can wear clothing again, but experts say there are a few types that should be washed after every use: underwear, socks, tights, leggings and activewear. This advice also applies to any other clothes with stains, sweat, odor or visible dirt, Mohammed said.
In addition to bacteria from sweat, clothes worn in gyms or sports settings can come into contact with bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in infections common in community and hospital settings. Those infections can become serious if they enter internal tissues or the bloodstream.For pajamas, outerwear, jeans and other clothes, how many times you can wear them without washing is based on the same principles for undergarments or activewear. The answer — for pajamas as well as other clothes — technically depends on personal aspects such as sweat level and lifestyle, though for many people other, more abstract factors may come into play, experts say. People are often reluctant to dry clean their clothing because it is more expensive than traditional laundry, but a professional cleaning service can be a great investment for your lifestyle and closet that saves you money in the long run. Consider these three cost-effective conveniences the next time you’re headed to the laundromat.

Think of your favorite coat or jacket. Now, try to think about the last time you had it cleaned. It’s easy to forget to care for outerwear as the seasons change and your wardrobe staples rotate, but just like your trusty pair of blue jeans, your coats and jackets needs regular care to keep looking good.
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