The 509 R-200 Ignite Jacket Liner is designed to provide comfort and warmth during your snowmobiling adventures. To keep it clean and in optimal condition, proper washing and care are essential. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wash your R-200 Ignite Jacket Liner: 

Start by removing the battery from the jacket liner. This ensures that the electrical components are protected during the washing process. 

Place the jacket liner in the washing machine. Use a cold, gentle cycle to prevent any damage to the fabric and the insulation. 

Add a mild detergent to the washing machine. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach, as they can degrade the fabric and affect the jacket liner's performance. 

Set the washing machine to tumble dry on low heat. This helps to preserve the integrity of the materials while drying. Alternatively, if your dryer does not have a low heat setting, it is recommended to hang dry the jacket liner to prevent excessive heat exposure. 

Once the jacket liner is dry, you can reattach the battery and prepare it for your next snowmobiling adventure. 

It's important to note that the R-200 Ignite Jacket Liner is specifically designed to be compatible with the 509 R-200 Jacket. However, you can also wear it under any loose-fitting jacket for added warmth and comfort. 

In addition to washing, it's worth considering purchasing Nikwax to protect the durable water repellent (DWR) coating of your jacket. Nikwax offers products that help maintain and restore the waterproofness of your gear, ensuring long-term protection against moisture. 

For more information DWR visit the article What is DWR?

The R-200 Ignite Jacket Liner is equipped with Ignite heating elements, providing three heat settings for customizable warmth. The low profile, low bulk carbon elements are excellent at passive heating, making them efficient and comfortable during your rides. You can connect the jacket liner to a 12V power source from your snowmobile using the SAE 12-Volt connector or use the 509 12-Volt Battery Power Pack (sold separately) for added convenience. 

In conclusion, properly washing and caring for your R-200 Ignite Jacket Liner will help maintain its performance and extend its lifespan. By following the recommended steps of removing the battery, washing on a gentle cycle, using mild detergent, and drying on low heat or hanging dry, you can ensure that your jacket liner remains clean and ready for your next snowmobiling adventure. Additionally, considering Nikwax for DWR protection can contribute to the long-term waterproofness of your gear. Stay warm and comfortable on the trails with the 509 R-200 Ignite Jacket Liner and enjoy your snowmobiling experience to the fullest.