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Is this jacket machine washable?

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Is this jacket machine washable?

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As with just about any technical rain shell, you can machine wash this, but with a little extra TLC. Your best bet is to wash it in cold water on a gentle cycle, and to use a detergent designed for use with waterproof clothing. NikWax makes a couple different kinds, but they aren't the only ones out there, or you can also use a very mild powdered detergent. A couple important things - make sure all of the zippers and velcro tabs are closed, and never use fabric softeners. The jacket has a care tag sewn in one of the inside seams near the waist with more specific instructions on what you should and shouldn't use, but the bottom line is that this is machine washable.