How to Wash A Carhartt Jacket?

Alex Clarkson
Alex Clarkson

You bought a Carhartt jacket after saving money for quite a long time. However, your friends mentioned how they ruined theirs by washing them incorrectly.

These statements scared the hell out of you. And you’re here searching how to wash a Carhartt jacket?

For most of the duck fabric Carhartt jackets, the procedure is the same. Just put them in the washing machine on a normal cycle. The temperature should be warm. Add any detergent apart from the bleach. If it’s sandstone duck, you can add liquid softener.

So that’s how you wash it. But we thought you need to know the perfect measurements. That’s why we mentioned them a bit later. Check it out.

How to Wash A Carhartt Jacket without Damaging Fiber?

We know that Carhartt jackets are the best out there. Once bought, we assume it to last through generations. That can only be possible through following proper washing procedures.

Before knowing how to wash it, you need to know the fabric type. Most Carhartt jackets are made of duck fabric.

And depending on the fabric type, the washing method differs.

Before going to the details, let’s clear out the confusion. So people confuse Carhartt breaking and washing to be the same.

But they’re not. And if you’re looking to break in a Carhartt jacket, this is the wrong article.

So let’s get started with the process.

Washing Firm Duck & Sandstone Duck Carhartt- 3 Easy Steps!

These two are the basic types of Carhartt jackets. And the washing procedure is almost the same.  Yet there are a few slight variations.

So let’s see how to wash them in 3 simple steps :

Step 1 of 3: Put The Jacket in The Washing Machine

put the jacket in the washing machine

The first step is to place your jacket in the washing machine. But make sure not to bunch the jackets together. If you do so, chances are they won’t be washed properly.

Because the washing detergent won’t spread to each corner of the jackets. Thus, it won’t be washed properly.  Especially since washing Carhartt jackets isn’t done on a regular basis.

Once the jacket is in the washing machine, move onto the next step.

Step 2 of 3: Add Laundry Detergent

So both of these need to be washed in the washing machine. Add warm water that’s not above 70 degrees celsius. For firm duck, you can use 2 tablespoons of detergent and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. Do check if the detergent or any washing agent contains bleach or not.

Because bleach will destroy the fabric. So be careful about it. If it’s sandstone duck, add 2 tablespoons of detergent and ½ teaspoon liquid soap. Then add ½ teaspoon of fabric softener. Using it will make the material softer.But if you don’t want that, just wear it as is.

Step 3 of 3: Wash The Carhartt Jacket

Now wash the jacket on a normal cycle. And dry it at a warm temperature inside the dryer. After that, you can iron the jacket if you want.

Washing Quick Duck & Washed Duck

You can tell by the name that the washed duck is already washed. Washing it before selling ensures it’s softened. That means you no longer need a fabric softener .

Instead, just mix ½ cup of liquid soap with 1 cup water. Then use it to wash your Carhartt jacket. The washing procedures are just the same as before.

But for washed duck, you can iron it after drying.

Quick duck is almost the same. But when washing, make sure the water temperature is the same as mentioned before.Then  add ½ cup detergent to 1 tablespoon liquid soap. Now mix with 1 cup water.

Then wash the jacket in the normal cycle just like others. And you’re all done.

For other types of Carhartt, just follow the washing instructions given with the jacket. If you have a habit of forgetting, do take a look at the label. So that you can be sure every time.


Question: In which temperature should I clean washed duck Carhartt jackets?

Answer: Cleaning washed duck Carhartt requires minimum effort. The water temperature should be under 160 degrees Fahrenheit to wash it.

Question: Can I wash a quick duck Carhartt jacket in hot water?

Answer: To clean a quick duck Carhartt jacket you’ll need warm temperature water. Too hot water will destroy the jacket fabric.

Question: How to wash a stain from Carhartt?

Answer: Take 1 teaspoon of laundry detergent/liquid soap. Then mix it with water. Spread it over the stain. Now take a cotton cloth and dab it. And wash in the machine.

Parting Words

It’s almost the end. And we want to take a moment to appreciate you for being with us. We hope that now you know how to wash a Carhartt jacket properly.

If you still have queries, don’t be shy to ask. The comment section is all yours. And we’re here to help.

So bye and best of luck with washing your Carhartt.

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