Gear that is clean and cared for lasts longer.
For all the oft-worn, well-loved PFDs
Proper care and storage of your lifejacket between uses will help to maintain its structural integrity and buoyancy.
- Dr. Bronner’s, dish soap or laundry detergent
- Baking soda
- Toothbrush or soft bristle brush
- Wash cloth
Gear that is clean and cared for lasts longer. Gear that lasts longer prevents it from breaking down and keeps it out of landfills.
Steps For A Clean, HAPPY PFD
Create Your Cleaning Solution
We recommend washing your lifejacket by hand with a mixture of mild detergent soap (Dr. Bronner’s, dish soap or laundry detergent) and warm water. Once you have your solution, use a toothbrush or shoe brush to remove any dirt or debris from the PFD.
No Washer, Please
Do not use a household top-loading style washer with an agitator as it will damage your life jacket.
When to Wash
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.
Air Dry & 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.