How to Clean a Ski Vest

How to Clean a Ski Vest
A ski vest is one of the most expensive individual items of ski clothing. Ski vests are typically worn in warmer conditions that allow for the free movement of the arms and shoulders. They can also be worn under a coat to provide additional warmth. Most people want to get as much mileage out of their ski jackets as possible, and an easy way to prolong a vest's life is to wash it properly.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bleach-free and residue-free soap or detergent
Step 1
Unzip all zippers, including those on the pockets. Remove any papers or other items that might be stored in the pockets.
Step 2
Read the ski vest's label for washing directions. Some are dry clean only, but most can be washed in a regular washing machine using cold water. If your vest says it is dry clean only, take the vest to be cleaned.
Step 3
Place your ski vest in a washing machine and set the load size to medium-small (if you are washing other items with the vest, increase the load size). Pour a small amount of bleach-free, residue-free detergent into the machine. It is important that the soap be residue-free; otherwise, it can damage the waterproofing on your vest.
Step 4
Set the water to cold wash and cold rinse, and select the gentle setting.
Step 5
Allow the vest to air dry.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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