Washing and care instructions
So that your garments will work well for a long time, it is important to take care of them properly.
Here we have prepared information about washing and care instructions applicable to each material. Many garments have a mixture of different materials, so it is always best to follow the washing and care instructions found on the inside of the garments.
We recommend that you never use fabric softener when washing clothes – it’s better for both the function of these garments and also for the environment.
Garments reinforced with membrane
(NEONORDIC®, COVERTEX® etc.)
1. Wash your garments regularly
If sweat and dirt collect on your garment, the pores in the membrane will become clogged, reducing the garment’s breathability. For this reason, garments should be washed frequently to keep the membrane functioning optimally. Use fragrance-free washing detergent specially designed for breathable clothing and avoid using fabric conditioner, which clogs the garment’s pores. Fasten zips and velcro and undo elastic cords before washing. If possible, do not spin after washing.
2. Tumble dry to restore function
After washing, tumble dry the garments on a gentle programme. This restores the material's waterproof function. If you haven’t got a tumble dryer, you can heat the garment with a hairdryer after the material has dried.
A garment’s outer fabric must be dry in order for the clothing to be breathable. For this reason, garments containing membrane are often treated on the outside with a waterproof coating that degrades with use. If the garment’s outer fabric absorbs water, an airtight seal forms around the body and the fabric cannot breathe. This is why it is crucial to waterproof your clothing. Use a waterproofing product designed for breathable garments.
Wash and waterproof your technical garments regularly to maximise their performance over time.