TIPS FOR WASHING YOUR SKI JACKET
If you are about to start the ski season, or if you are back, we are sure that you will want to keep your clothes clean, fresh and ready for your next getaway.
At Home Healthy Home we know that each type of clothing needs special care, and especially when it comes to technical ski clothing to preserve its functionality and extend its useful life. Today, most ski equipment has GORE-TEX®, a very fine fabric made up of different membranes and micropores, approximately 1,400 million per square centimeter, which allows them to be waterproof as well as breathable. But if these pores are clogged by dirt or traces of sweat, they will not be able to meet their goal of breathability and will end up accumulating moisture.
Here are some tips for washing your ski jacket:
First of all, read your clothing label carefully where you will find all the information about its composition and washing instructions. However, the steps below can be applied to most ski clothing.
1) Make sure you empty all pockets, close all zippers and velcro fasteners. This will prevent friction and damage during washing.
2) Turn the jacket inside out to protect it.
3) Treat possible stains or areas that are more rubbed or dirty by applying a little detergent directly with your finger: collar, sleeves, jacket bottoms, and pocket areas .
4) Use a liquid detergent , since a powder detergent might not remove properly and leave traces.
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5) Forget fabric softener , it could leave a "film" on the fabric and make it lose its technical function.
6) Select the "synthetic" cycle of your washing machine and a temperature of 30-40º C. Washing at high temperatures can, over time, weaken the fibers of your ski jacket and potentially damage its technical properties such as breathability, elasticity or impermeability, but above all it could damage zippers, velcro and seams, since GORE-TEX®, widely used in ski clothing, is actually very resistant.
If your ski jacket contains down, both natural and synthetic, you can add our 100% wool dryer balls to remove the feathers during and prevent clogging.
7) Choose a spin program with a maximum of 800 rpm. AND Take your clothes out as soon as the washing machine is finished to avoid wrinkles.
8) Drying: If your jacket allows it, we recommend putting it in the dryer, choosing a gentle, low-temperature cycle (synthetic cycle) and adding dryer balls to avoid clumps of down. This step through the dryer will also help to re-activate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment.
In case your jacket is not suitable for the dryer, you can let it dry on a hanger near a radiator; just shaking it every few hours.
9) Ironing: if you follow all the steps correctly, you will not need to iron your coat. In case you have to iron it, it is essential to do it with a cloth on top, WITHOUT USING STEAM , and at a low temperature so as not to activate the DWR treatment
If you need to freshen up your jacket between uses, you can use a natural bristle clothes brush to remove dust or a sponge soaked in cold water to spot clean. A few sprays of our No. 230 anti -odour spray It will also freshen up your jacket between washes.
And finally, between seasons, always store your ski clothes in a dry, dark place, folded or hanging.