Follow the care instructions to extend the function , shape and lifespan of the garment .
Taking good care of your garment results in better function and protection , allowing you to focus on your training . Don ’ t wash your functional garment more often than necessary ; it saves both the clothes and the environment .
Follow the instructions on the product ’ s care label and use an environment-friendly detergent ( dose carefully ).
To ensure that your garment maintains its shape and to avoid wear and tear , always close zippers , Velcro openings , buckles and buttons before washing .
Don ’ t use fabric softener when washing functional clothes . Softener encapsulates the fibers and thus ruins the fabric ’ s ability to transport moisture .
POLYESTER Wash with similar colors . Clothes with prints should always be washed inside out . Remove the garments from the washing machine immediately after finishing washing . Line dry the garments , preferably in a drying cabinet . Do not tumble dry ; it ’ s bad for the environment and wears out the clothes .
WOOL Some of our knitted products contain wool . Wool has the amazing capacity to self clean outdoors in fresh air , most effectively in damp weather under the cover of a roof . The preferred washing temperature for wool garments is 30 degrees ( also called cold wash ). Spin carefully . Don ’ t tumble dry . Shape and line dry the garment after washing .
LINED SYNTHETICS & SHELLS WITH PROTECTIVE SURFACE Air the garment after use . If it ’ s dirty and / or sweaty – wash . Not washing a dirty garment can reduce its breathability . Always follow the care instructions . Line drying works okay but adding heat will reactivate the water-repellent surface of the outer fabric . Use a drying cabinet or iron on low heat .
It ’ s important to re-impregnate your garment to maintain the surface ’ s protective properties . This can be done either in the washing machine or with a spray . Remember to follow the instructions on the waterproofing and ensure that it ’ s designed for breathing garments . It ’ s important for all types of waterproofing to be exposed to heat after application , in order to maximize the effect .
JACKETS WITH DOWN FILLING Don ’ t wash down garments more than necessary . Often it ’ s enough to clean the garment with a damp cloth . However , down garments can be washed as long as you do it the right way . Always follow the care instructions on the garment and use rather too little detergent than too much .
Down garments should be washed inside out and tumble-dried with tennis balls until they are completely dry .
Turn the garment inside out and make sure there ’ s plenty of room for the jacket in the drum . To reduce wear , always close zippers , Velcro openings and buttons before washing . Choose a delicate cycle , 30 ° C or 40 ° C .
Place the washed jacket in a dryer along with three tennis balls . The balls help to distribute the down evenly and to regain its fluffiness . Dry the jacket on low temperature for as long as possible . You can help the down to spread evenly by removing the jacket every now and then , shaking it and loosen up any clumps .
The drying process usually takes longer than you think . Before you end the drying , make sure the jacket is completely dry , light and fluffy . Then hang your down garment on a hanger with lots of space around it .
It ’ s possible to dry without a dryer , but it takes more work . You need a warm , well-ventilated room and have to shake the jacket frequently and thoroughly throughout the drying process to prevent the down from clumping .