Build up of dirt, sweat and body oils can have an effect on the performance of your jacket, compromising the effectiveness of the membrane and also the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment.
Therefore, it’s important to wash your jacket when it starts to look dirty, or if water is no longer ‘beading’ on the surface of the fabric.
Please follow the washing instructions label inside your garment carefully:
- Close the main & pit zippers, but leave the pocket zips open. Release the tension on all elastic drawcords & secure the Velcro cuff at its widest.
- Wash your garment in the machine with a non-bio detergent at a maximum of 40°c. It’s recommended to use a second rinse cycle to remove any residual soap.
- Remove your garment from the machine and shake off any excess water.
- If possible, dry your garment in a tumble dryer on a low heat setting, checking it at regular intervals. This will help to re-activate the DWR. If you don’t have a tumble dryer you can hang it over a gentle heat source, ie a radiator, or inside an airing cupboard, or you can also iron the face side of the fabric as long as you have a tea towel between the iron and the fabric, and the iron is set to a low-medium heat.