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washing baselayers and waterproof shells?

does this mess up the wicking and waterproofness?
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your stuff should have tags for the washing instructions. but if your wicking stuff is like under armour (it probably is) just wash it in cold water and hang it to dry (since it is wicking it will dry pretty fast).
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I know my underarmour and smartwool base layer state "NOT" to use fabric softener when washing or drying. Most waterproofness on outer layers will wear off after time and use. The manufactures will often recommend a kind of wash-in or spray-on conditioner to restore the waterproof properties. I use a product called "Nikwax" and it works really well but check with the manufacture before you use anything.

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