Product Care Instructions - Rainwear

Product Care Instructions - Rainwear

Your down jacket is an excellent insulating garment that will keep you warm, winter after winter, if you look after it properly. Mountain Designs recommends the following care instructions:

Cleaning Your Rainwear

  • Before washing, ensure that all zips, flaps and tabs are closed. Also check that there is nothing in the pockets.
  • Machine wash your rainwear garment with warm water at 40 degrees celsius on gentle cycle, using a mild soap or detergent. Do not use bleach, fabric softener, conditioners or stain removers as they can affect the garment's performance.
  • Rinse well.
  • Tumble dry your rainwear on medium heat. Alternatively, dry it flat.
  • Do not dry clean or iron your rainwear.

Activating DWR on Your Snow Apparel

  • Upon purchase, the garment's DWR may be 'flat' due to shipment and storage. A quick iron or tumble dry before first wear will ensure optimal performance.

Restoring DWR on Your Rainwear

  • Every 12 months, you may consider restoring the DWR finish on the outer fabric of your rainwear. The best way to tell if it needs re-proofing is to spray some water on the outer fabric - if it beads up and rolls away it is ok, if it appears to soak into the fabric that it is not ok.
  • Apply a DWR treatment as per the instructions of the care product supplier.

General Tips & Notes

  • If in doubt, check the care label on the inside of your rainwear and follow the care instructions provided.

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