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GORE-TEX® PRODUCT CARE

CLEAN LINES AHEAD


CARING FOR GORE-TEX® BIKE APPAREL

Just like your bike,GORE-TEX® garments need regular care and attention to perform at their best. And if that sounds like a hassle, relax. If you can use a washing machine, you’re already halfway there. 


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Contrary to what many people believe, GORE-TEX® garments need regular washing to keep their membranes breathing and free of performance-blocking oils, dirt and grit, even if they don’t look dirty. So if your GORE-TEX® apparel is starting to “wet out” or mud and dirt are clinging to the surface, it’s definitely time for a wash.


HOW TO WASH

To get your garments ready to wash, ensure all pockets are empty, close all zips and make sure any substantial dirt has been wiped off. Wash GORE-TEX®  garments on their own cycle, making sure to use a regular liquid detergent free of fabric softeners or extra oils (Grangers is great - Tide will work in a pinch). Avoid using powder detergents and never use bleach or a fabric softener. Set the machine to warm and a wrinkle free/permanent press cycle if available.

 

When the machine has done its job, hang your GORE-TEX®  pieces to dry until they’re no longer dripping then pop them in the tumble dryer on a warm setting until completely dry. The key here is heat - the tumble dryer helps to reactivate the garment’s DWR treatment and will keep it beading. This step can be repeated anytime you notice the water repellency needs a boost.


READY FOR THE NEXT RIDE

It’s easy to forget about taking care of your GORE-TEX® garments, but by putting your apparel through the steps we’ve outlined above, you can rest easy after the ride, safe in the knowledge that your gear’s going to be ready to perform for the long haul.


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