Revivex Down Cleaner restores loft and warmth to down jackets, sleeping bags, comforters and pillows. Unlike household laundry soaps, it cleans without detergents so it preserves the natural oils, loft and warmth of down. 

To waterproof your down product, we recommend using Revivex Durable Water Repellent or Revivex Instant Water Repellent.

Product Application

Follow manufacturer’s instructions. If unavailable, use the following guidelines: 

Machine Wash: Only use a front-loading commercial washing machine for sleeping bags or other large items. See table below for settings.

  1. Close zippers and Velcro™ tabs. Apply cleaner directly to heavily soiled areas.
  2. Add Down Cleaner to empty washer according to table below.
  3. Load item into washer; use gentle cycle & warm water.
  4. Run an additional spin cycle before drying.
  5. See drying instructions below.

Can I Use Revivex Cleaners in a High-Efficiency (HE) Wash Machine?

Revivex Cleaners are low-sudsing and safe to use in HE washing machines.

Because HE machines use less water, less cleaner is required. HE machines use anywhere from 30-50% less water (depending on the machine) than a typical machine. You would want to use 30-50% less cleaner. Start by cutting the amount by 1/3, if you want, you can make the decision to cut by 1/2.

Hand Wash: Use sink or tub.

  1. Apply cleaner directly to heavily soiled areas.
  2. Fill sink or tub with just enough warm water to submerge item. All cleaner according to chart below, stir to mix. 
  3. Compress item to remove air & place in water .
  4. Wash item. Gently knead to remove dirt & stains.
  5. Rinse item repeatedly until water runs clear. 
  6. Gently compress or roll item to expel water. 
  7. Place in washing machine; use 2 spin cycles to remove excess water before drying.


Down Cleaner

Amount of Water

Machine Setting

Jacket, Pillow or Small Garment

5 capfuls (1 oz)

5 gallons (hand wash)


Sleeping Bag or Down Comforter

1/3 bottle (4 oz)

20 gallons (hand wash)



Proper drying is essential for best results. For maximum loft and to avoid damage, use a large commercial dryer on LOW HEAT. Note: High heat or small (home) dryers can melt synthetic fabrics, causing severe damage. Clean tennis balls may be added to dryer to break up down clumps. Check progress periodically. Dry thoroughly. Open item and allow to air overnight before use or storage.

Many Uses of Revivex Down Cleaner

Cleans and restores loft and insulation to all types of down: 

  • Sleep Systems: Sleeping Bags, Quilt, Comforters, Pillows
  • Apparel: Jackets, Parkas, Coats, Vests, Sweaters,
  • Footwear: Booties, Slip-ons

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