Down Wash and Reproofing

If your waterproofs have stopped beading or your down bags and jackets are getting a bit cold and clumpy, our Ambleside team have a washer and dryer and they're not afraid to use them.

Gear that is looked after performs better and lasts longer. With our down wash and reproofing service we can restore the natural loft of your down sleeping bags, fluff up your down jackets and reproof your waterproofs.

You can take your items to any of our stores or post them direct to Ambleside with this PDF form included. We use Nikwax® cleaning products and can wash and dry: waterproof jackets & trousers, insulated jackets, sleeping bags, expedition suits and salopettes...they don't even need to be Alpkit products either!


Garment type / service Price
Down jacket wash Single jacket £30
Two jackets £45
Waterproofs - Tech Wash and Reproof

Single waterproof £25
Two waterproofs £30

Sleeping bag wash Up to 1.5kg or under 700FP £45
Over 1.5kg or over 700FP £55 
Postage Small item £3
Medium item £6
Large item £10

    Here's how it works
    Before your item goes through the washing and drying process we thoroughly inspect the item for any signs of damage. If we find damage on the initial inspection you will be informed. We can then either do the repair for you before cleaning, or return the item back without washing and drying.

    Repair costs and lead times will be discussed in-store and you’ll have the opportunity to proceed or decline. We recommend that before you send the item in, you take some time to inspect your item.

    We will wash your garment as per the care instructions on the garment. If your item is unsuitable for tumble-drying we will not be able to wash it. (This is more applicable for insulation layers and sleeping bags). Due to certain production methods we are unable to wash some items. Please give us a ring on 015394 54954 though and we can discuss your options.

    After lots of abuse, some stains are well and truly bedded into the fabrics, and even the best wash won’t always get rid of a stain.

    There is a very slim chance your item may be damaged through the washing and drying process. If damage does occur, we reserve the right to repair the damage at our cost.

    We will work towards a 14 day turnaround, but during busy periods this may take longer. You will be given an idea of time scales upon booking.

    For more information about our Down Wash and Reproofing service, please contact our Ambleside store by phone or email.