Product Care

Product Care

Increasing the longevity of your First Ascent product starts by correctly following the product care instructions on the label. Below our comprehensive list of product care instructions to keep you adventure-ready, no matter what.

Your First Ascent products are technically designed to endure many different types of environments. No matter how well we design and manufacture our products, it is up to you to follow the wash and care instructions provided with each product. 

Below you will find general wash and care information for various types of products and materials found in our products. Please note that you must read each products wash care label before washing it to ensure you do not damage it.

General wash care

  • Wash with 30°C lukewarm water
  • Don't tumble dry 
  • Don't iron 
  • Don't dry clean, use bleach or use fabric softener
  • Wash like colours together
Tips
  • Don't use liquid detergents 
  • Double rinse

Wash care label example

Wash care label example
  1. Wash at or below 30°C
  2. Do not bleach
  3. Do not iron
  4. Do not dry clean
  5. Do not tumble dry

Down Jackets

  • Don't dry clean, use bleach, or use fabric softener
  • Wash separate by hand in warm 40°C water
  • Use only down specific soap 
  • Rinse well 
  • Tumble dry on low heat and secure all zips and closures 
  • After washing treat DWR with Nikswax spray
Wash tips
  • Wash in a mesh washing bag or pillow case if you don't have a front loader, wash 1 item pre-wash
  • Use sock balls or dryer balls 
  • Close main zipper and velcro.
  • Open pocket zips and loosen all elastic tensioners
Drying tips
  • Remove excess moisture by pressing with a clean towel
  • Turn garment periodically inside out throughout the dry cycle 
  • Tumble dry up to 15 minutes on low heat

Rainwear

  • Don't dry clean, use bleach or use fabric softener 
  • Wash separate by hand in warm 40°C water  using NikWax Tech Wash
  • Rinse well
  • Tumble dry on low heat and secure all zips and flaps
  • After washing treat DWR with Nikwax DWR spray
Wash tips
  • Close main zipper and velcro.
  • Open pocket zips and loosen all elastic tensioners
Drying tips
  • Remove excess moisture by pressing with a clean towel
  • Turn garment periodically inside out 
  • Tumble dry up to 15 minutes on low heat

Fleece

  • Don't dry clean
  • Don't use bleach or use fabric softener
  • Wash in 30°C luke warm water
  • Don't tumble dry
  • Don't iron
Wash tips
  • Wash inside out to prevent piling forming on the outer surface
  • Close main zipper and velcro (if applicable).
  • Open pocket zips and loosen all elastic tensioners
Drying tips
  • Remove excess moisture by pressing with a clean towel