The performance of this fill (heat retention!) is directly tied to the "loftiness” of its down. To help your down products retain their loft, please follow our storage and cleaning instructions. Remember, more loft means more warmth. Lofty gear = happy you. Keep your Arctos in the best shape by spot cleaning or hand washing when possible. Hand washing your gear with cold water and Grangers Down Wash + Repel is best for extending its useful life, but it can also be cleaned in a front-load washing machine. Washing machine instructions:
- If the gear is soiled or stained, use the recommended amount of Grangers Down Wash + Repel. Do not use fabric softener, bleach, or stain removal products.
- Wash the trail quilt by itself using the gentle, cold water setting.
- Heat activation is required. Tumble dry with a dryer ball or a clean tennis ball on a low-medium heat setting or lay out flat to air dry. Do not stuff back in stuff sack damp or wet.
Watch this video to see how to wash your trail quilt in the washing machine: