How to Stop Feathers Coming Out of a Down Jacket

Actress Rachel Bilson looks chic (sans flying feathers) in a puffy down jacket.

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A fluffy down jacket can make you feel warm and cozy. And with the price you pay for a down jacket, you would think that the feathers should stay put. But no -- those little down feathers manage to sneak their way out of your jacket, poking you in the back and leaving a trail of evidence wherever you go. Stop those down feathers in their tracks, and save your sanity.


Take off your jacket when you feel the poke or if you see a down feather trying to make an escape. Lay the jacket down flat on the first clean surface you find, with the inside lining facing up.


Push the tip of the down feather back inside the lining. Do this to any down feathers that you see trying to sneak their way out.


Massage the lining of your jacket with your palms and knead with your fingers. Yep -- it may sound strange, but giving a massage to your jacket helps scatter the down feather filling and control runaways.

Things You'll Need


1.Flat surface


Tips & Tricks


Keep in mind that the loss of some down feathers is completely normal and should not send up any red flags about the quality of the jacket.

If you find that you are losing so many down feathers that your jacket is losing its shape, you may want to return it to the store that you purchased it from to check for material defects.


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