The instructions below are a guide to cleaning any of our waterproof range, more specific instructions for your membrane can be found on the garment label.
Hand or machine wash using a technical cleaner such as Nikwax Tech Wash on a gentle 30ºC cycle. Avoid detergents, fabric softeners or conditioners (you may want to run your machine without these for one cycle before washing your waterproof garment to ensure the machine is completely free of them), drycleaning and ironing.
We recommend hang-drying your garment. However, unless stated on the product label, you can also use a tumble-dryer on a low temperature to help maintain the garment's DWR treatment.
Your waterproof garment contains a durable water repellent finish (DWR) on the exterior of the fabric that serves as a first barrier to penetration of the fabric by external water.
This DWR finish degrades over time and will occasionally need to be replenished. Even though the waterproof membrane is still keeping the water from passing through the fabric, performance will be increased if you maintain the DWR finish with regular treatments.
Once the garment has been washed we recommend using a re-proofing agent such as Nikwax TX Direct to completely restore surface water-repellency. We recommend using a spray-on product rather than a wash-in one as this will have less impact on the item’s breathability.