Waterproof jackets should never be washed using ordinary detergent or fabric softener. The chemicals in detergent can break down the composition of the fibres with each wash and strip the fabric of its waterproof coating. A cleaner specifically designed for technical outerwear is recommended.
If you need to reproof your waterproof clothing as well as washing, Mountain Warehouse Wash n Proof is for you.
Close any zips and flaps on jackets and trousers.
(You may also wish to run your washing machine on a hot wash with nothing in it to clear any residues from detergent or softeners).
For the Wash n’ Proof this will be 60ml per garment.
Do not wash your waterproof jacket or clothing with other items or more than two garments at a time.
Remember to always check the label of your garment for exact care details.
Garments should only be tumble dried on a low or medium heat if care instructions allow.
If you notice that the fabric of your jacket or trousers is absorbing rather than repelling water, you may also need to reproof your garment. You do not need to reproof each time you wash but it is recommended to reproof when necessary. To Reproof your waterproof jacket check out our waterproof jacket reproofing guide.
If you’ve washed your jacket and it’s still looking tired it may be time to replace it. Check out our range of waterproofs at the links below: