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TECHNICAL CARE

Ensure the longevity and performance of your technical clothing with our comprehensive Product Care Guide

OUTDOOR AND SPORTSWEAR

Taking care of outdoor clothing is crucial for maintaining its performance and longevity. Here are some general guidelines for caring for outdoor clothing, including waterproofing and washing:

1 - Read the Care Label: Always start by checking the care label on your outdoor clothing. This will provide specific instructions from the manufacturer on how to care for the garment.

2 - Regular Cleaning: Dirt, sweat, and oils can build up on outdoor clothing, affecting its performance. Regular cleaning is essential. Brush off any dirt or debris before washing.

3 - Use a Gentle Detergent: Use a mild detergent specifically designed for outdoor gear. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as they can damage the fabric and reduce its waterproofing properties.

4 - Machine Washing: Most outdoor clothing can be machine washed, but always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Use a gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water. Close all zippers and fasten any Velcro tabs to prevent snagging.

5 - Hand Washing: For delicate items or those with specific washing instructions, hand washing is often recommended. Use a tub or sink with cold water and a gentle detergent. Gently agitate the garment, then rinse thoroughly.

6 - Avoid Dry Cleaning: Dry cleaning chemicals can strip away the waterproof coating on outdoor clothing. Avoid dry cleaning unless the care label specifically recommends it.

7 - Drying: Hang outdoor clothing to air dry whenever possible. Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources like radiators, as they can damage the fabric and waterproof coatings. If using a dryer, use a low heat setting.

8 - Re-Waterproofing: Over time, the waterproofing treatment on outdoor clothing can wear off. You can restore this water repellency by applying a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific product you're using. This typically involves spraying or washing the garment with a DWR treatment, then allowing it to air dry. We recommend the Spray-On Textile Waterproofing from OrganoTex:

9 - Store Properly: Store your outdoor clothing in a clean, dry place when not in use. Avoid cramming it into tight spaces, as this can cause wrinkles and damage the fabric. Hang jackets and pants on sturdy hangers to maintain their shape.

10 - Repair Damage Promptly: Inspect your outdoor clothing regularly for any signs of damage, such as tears, loose seams, or worn areas. Repair any damage promptly to prevent it from getting worse.

By following these general care guidelines, you can keep your outdoor clothing in top condition, ensuring that it continues to perform well and protect you from the elements on your outdoor adventures.

TECHNICAL GEAR WARRANTIES

Before you embark on any repair attempts it is important to check the warranty guidelines and/or communicate with the brand to ensure that any self-repairs or third party repairs you undertake will not void the products warranty.

By searching the “Brand Name” + “Warranty” you will find the relevant contact details. If you have any questions, or require further assistance, you are welcome to come and talk to us in store, or call us on +41 (0)27 775 44 03