GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ products are designed to offer high performance, keep you comfortable, and to last. Read the tips and advice here, and your products will support your hill climbs, dog walks, and daily runs for a long time to come.
Get your jacket ready: make sure all of the zippers and pockets are closed, and fasten any flaps or straps. Make sure you read through the garment manufacturer’s instructions before any washing.
Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105°F/ 40°C) with a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to reduce creasing. Don’t use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers, or bleach. Don’t wash with heavily soiled clothing.
Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Don’t dry on a hot temperature, as this may damage the membrane in your garment. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to be certain about drying temperature.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
For GORE® WINDSTOPPER® jackets: if water doesn’t bead and run off after washing you’ll need to reapply a durable water repellent (DWR). Check which treatment is recommended by the manufacturer.
For garments with persistent beading surfaces: do not apply a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment as it will harm water repellency. Instead, all you need to do is wash the product, with a double rinse at the end of the cycle.
If you don’t have access to a tumble dryer, you can still reactivate the DWR by ironing the dried garment on a gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron.
*Do not iron products with persistent beading surface
Chlorine-based bleaches will damage your product, so don’t use them in the wash, or to try to remove stains.
Before cleaning, remove the laces, then shake out sand, gravel, and dirt from inside the footwear. If possible, remove and shake out the foot bed or insole.
Whether it’s mud, or oil, or something more mysterious: follow the footwear manufacturer's instructions to remove stains, and only use recommended products.
Clean the exterior and interior with a cloth or brush, plus lukewarm water. The manufacturer may recommend leather treatment or preservation, so check the label.
Dry naturally at moderate temperatures. Avoid direct heat. Convection-style boot dryers work well – as long as they’re permitted by the manufacturer.
Just say no… Chlorine bleach will damage your footwear, so keep it far away.
Before cleaning: shake out the glove to make sure there’s no grit or dirt inside the main hand chamber and finger cavities.
Use a pre-wash treatment, and follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Make sure you rinse the stain removal product off thoroughly before washing.
Machines can damage clasps or straps, so hand wash your gloves in lukewarm water with a small amount of detergent. Don’t use fabric softeners, as they can reduce your gloves’ water resistance.
Gently squeeze water from the fingers to wrist. To dry, position them so the wrist points down. Don’t place in sun, or on a heater. Shell gloves can be tumble dried on a low heat setting. When gloves are half dry, put them on and make a fist to restore their original shape.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
When water no longer beads off your GORE® WINDSTOPPER® gloves, you may need to reapply DWR. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. (Find out more about this here).
Gloves and bleach don’t get on. Keep chlorine-based bleach far away from yours.
Put that iron away. Gloves don’t need ironing, and may be damaged by the heat.
Always protect your gloves against damage from things like buckles, keys and other sharp objects.
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