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Washing Jackets and Pants

Hey everyone,

So I got a new jacket last year, washed it several times, or my mom did cause she said it got dirty. Anyways, what do you guys know about washing jackets and pants? I heard it removes the waterproofing. I'm hoping that my gears still fine but if I did in fact ruin the waterproofing abilities of my gear is there any kind of wash I could use to get it back.

I bought a waterproofing solution, granger's usa 2 in 1, today but the instructions on the bottle says wash in warm water then tumble dry low in heat to get the solution into your clothing. Problem is, the washing instrucuts on my jacket and pants are drip dry in shade.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 05:24 AM
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use the bottle instructions

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what about dry cleaning?
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Its best to check the tags of the jacket and pants. I went to dry clean my old bonfire jacket two years ago and found out it could not be dry cleaned. So it is best to read the tags.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 06:53 PM
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Generally speaking you should avoid washing your outer ware unless it really needs it. Won't ruin it but over time it will decrease the water repellancy.

You should tumble dry low/med with the granger, that's how it works. The heat helps to activate the water proofing. Your jacket will be fine.
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most of the new gear comming out now a days has coating of Durable Water Repellancy that claims it will go 15 - 20 washes before it losses any of its waterproofing capabilities..so id say unless ur mom went on a crazy washing spree you should be good
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