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In general, waterproof, water repellent and windproof performance apparel (Sympatex, Ceplex and Windproof products) should be washed as rarely as possible and as often as necessary. Please follow the instructions on the product’s care label. Only use liquid detergent for fine wash or for functional clothing. Even better is functional detergent like Nikwax Tech Wash.
Set the washing machine to 30 °C with a gentle cycle. There are symbols for the recommended care products on the smaller label. We recommend Nikwax Tech Wash for the washing cycle and TX Direct Spray from Nikwax for waterproofing if necessary.
Fill the washing machine. For optimal results you should wash similar colors together and turn the items inside out before washing.
Set the washing machine to the cycle and temperature recommended on the apparel. In our example it’s 30 °C and a gentle cycle. Put the correct amount of liquid in the dispenser depending on the hardness of your water. You can find out how much you should use by reading the instructions on the care product.
For optimal reactivation of the waterproofing (DWR), put the clothing into the dryer for 30 to 50 minutes after washing. Alternatively, you can air dry the clothing in a warm and dry place, however, the waterproofing will not be reactivated.
If the waterproofing has been reduced with time, you can treat your jacket with a spray-on waterproofing. We recommend the spray on product from Nikwax for softshell products.
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