Proper care and storage of your lifejacket between uses will help to maintain its structural integrity and buoyancy. We recommend washing your lifejacket by hand with a mixture of mild detergent soap and warm water. A nylon bristle brush is helpful to break up the stains. Do not use a household top-loading style washer with an agitator as it will damage your life jacket. We recommend washing your lifejacket after using it in salt water, or water that seems especially dirty, and at the end of the season before extended periods of storage. Hang the PFD out of direct sunlight to air dry and allow it to fully dry before storing. Avoid unnecessary compression of the lifejacket and store it in a cool, dry place.