GORE-TEX®/WINDSTOPPER® Product Care
WASH. DRY. REPEAT OFTEN
Your Gore-Tex garment will shed dirt, water and mud, as long as the DWR is new and working well. We recommend that you wash your jacket as soon as it starts to “wet out” or when mud and dirt start to cling to the surface.
It is important to keep the garment clean, this will help to repel dirt, mud and keep you dry. It also insures that the garment will continue to work as new.
Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the care label instructions on your product to ensure high performance.
Machine wash on a warm cycle (105º F/40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimise spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.
Do not use chlorine bleach.
Line dry your garment or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.
If unable to tumble dry, iron the dry garment on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate DWR treatment on your garment’s outer fabric.
Gore recommends home laundering. If professional dry cleaning is necessary, request that the cleaner use clear distilled hydrocarbon solvent for rinsing. After dry cleaning, the garment’s outer fabric will need a new water-repellent treatment. Follow your garment manufacturer’s instructions.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment (available at local outdoor retailers) to the garment’s outer fabric. We recommend Grangers® Care Products.