How to Patch a Down Jacket

How to Patch a Down Jacket

  • 17 April 2020
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  • First Ascent

All First Ascent products are performance tested to ensure it never lets you down on any outdoor adventure. However, even our hardworking products can be prone to wear & tear, especially if you’ve had it for a while. We’ve carefully compiled the below tips to assist you in repairing your beloved down jacket before it gets chucked in the bin.

Down Jacket

Any down jacket is an investment against the cold, so when a tear appears, it defeats the entire purpose of insulation. Follow our easy patch guidelines before you write off your down jacket for good.

What you’ll need:

  • Adhesive patch (in the same/similar colour as your down jacket)
  • Scissors

 

Here’s How:

Step 1: Start by pushing the feathers or synthetic insulation back into the tear.

Step 2: Cut the adhesive patch slightly bigger than the tear and leave a 1cm margin all round. Make sure to round the corners with your scissors as this will prevent the patch from falling off too easily.

Step 3: Ensure that the area around the tear is as flat as possible when attaching the adhesive patch.

Adventure extended! Now it’s time to plan your next outdoor pursuit.

Browse our wide range of synthetic & down jackets for Men & Ladies now.

All of our products are guaranteed to perform.  We commit to repair or replace your purchase, at our discretion, should the fabric, materials or construction of the item ever let you down.  This excludes wear and tear from normal use of the product, as well as any damage due to improper use, washing or accident. If you have any queries or would like to contact us regarding repairs of your First Ascent product, please email us repairs@performancebrands.co.za or call us at 0211804444. Alternatively, visit our informative Care & Repair guide to answer any of your questions.