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Old 11-05-2010, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How often do you wash your outer gear?

I dont want to wash them too much for excess wear and tear. Just wondering on the norm how often are you guys washing your gear?

I usually wash them every two weeks or so. I shred about 1-2 a week. Unless I get them dirty in the lot. Hopefully that doesnt wear out the waterproofness of them too quick. What about you and what do you think the companies suggest?
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never...so I'm due. I usually wear them out before I wash them. I like my current jacket though so I'll prob do it this week...then I'll be good for the season.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wash at the beginning of a season, then again when it just begins to get a different smell to it (nothing nasty). Then wash it on cold with just a tiny amount of soap. Air dry is preferable if you can do it.
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wash outerwear?! my head just exploded! WTF does that even mean?!

i dont. i did wash my jacket last year ONLY because i got some grease or something on it from somewhere.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Once a month of so, i'll use a finish spray once a year too.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I do mine like 2-3 times a season, mostly when it gets a little game-y
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I wash my pants about every 5-7 days of riding, my jacket probably once or twice a season, or when it smells like it needs a wash (like the multisample said, nothing nasty) My beanies, i wash after every weekend of riding.

Just saying: I got yellow/green coloured pants this season...they have been a pain in the ass, you only need to look at dirt and they are filthy.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i just go out in a big fat snow storm.. which happens alot on a good yr here in the NW..
vwhalla! clean...

the more you wash your gear the more u are ruining its water protection and breathable qualities.. something to think about
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i just go out in a big fat snow storm.. which happens alot on a good yr here in the NW..
vwhalla! clean...

the more you wash your gear the more u are ruining its water protection and breathable qualities.. something to think about

That depends on your outerwear. I have all burton AK goretex stuff. They say to wash it regularly as it keeps the goretex breathing properly.

But I think that gore is the only brand that recommends regular washing and drying of their garments. I know when my stuff comes out of the drier it sheds water like nobodys business.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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you do you guys get rid of scuff marks? i got white pants and i got a black mark that doesnt want to come off!
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