WASHINGWhat's the best way to wash my GORE-TEX® garment?
Be sure to read the manufacturer’s care tag first. Wash your GORE-TEX® garment in the washing machine in warm (105°F/40°C) water. For the best results, use a small amount of liquid detergent. Please do not use powder detergents, fabric softener or chlorine bleach.How often should I wash my GORE-TEX® garment?
Wash your garment as often as you need to remove such impurities as dirt, campfire smoke and cooking odours. Washing and drying your garment helps restore the durable water repellent (DWR) that is important to the performance of a GORE-TEX® garment.What cycle do I use to wash my GORE-TEX® garment?
You can use a gentle cycle that does not rigorously spin the garment. Reducing the spinning will minimize creasing or damage that can be caused by pulling and twisting the garment.Can I use either powder or liquid detergent?
For best results, we recommend using liquid rather than powder detergents.Should I wash my waterproof garment separately?
You do not need to wash your GORE-TEX® garment by itself. You can wash it with similar garments that are not heavily soiled. We suggest a second rinse cycle to ensure that all of the detergent and soil are completely rinsed out of the garment.Can I use stain removers on my GORE-TEX® garment?
We do not recommend stain removers. Instead, we recommend using liquid detergent in the pre-wash cycle of your washing machine to remove stains and heavy soil. If your machine does not have a pre-wash cycle, simply soak the garment in warm water with liquid detergent.Can I use bleach?
Please do not use bleach with any GORE-TEX® garment. It could affect the colour and performance of the garment.Can I professionally clean my GORE-TEX product(s)?
Dry-cleaning does not harm waterproof fabric. However, always follow the manufacturer’s care instructions for your particular garment to make sure they recommend dry cleaning. If you decide to professionally dry-clean your garment, request clear, distilled hydrocarbon solvent rinse and spray-on or wash-in DWR repellent.