So i've had my Karrimor jacket 3 weeks now and it needs a good rinse as it's a bit muddy and wetting out. Do i just lob it in the machine on a rinse cycle and let it drip dry. ?
I'm familiar with goretex but this is my first Event jacket.
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Not sure, I don't have one.
Search for care instructions. Should be on web.
But I'm sure washing it in liquid soap, like Goretex, would be OK. With an extra rinse maybe.
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Thanks for the replies.
I've read some people use normal detergent firstly, then liquid soap to wash out any residue of that. It ony needs a rinse really so will try that firstly whilst waiting more opinions.
Ooh, just had another look at the jacket and there are wash instructions, there are two labels sewn sorta on top of each other that were kinda stuck together.
Wash with a technical detergent then tumble dry to rejuvenate thw waterproofing, or words to that effect.
That's a problem for me, our all new all singing and dancing washing machine has no heat setting bar nuclear, and the shortest you can run it for is 40 minutes.
There wasn't anything wrong with the old one that had all the options, but our lass had to have a new one.
A tip that works for me.
If you don't have a tumble dryer. Put a folded bath towel over a radiator, put 'what ever' on top, heat will 'key' DWR and towel will keep from melting. Change around if required, so all of gets heated.
Crag, you can get Pure Liquid Soap from Tesco's.
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I'm a little concerned about my jacket now, when new 4 weeks ago it beaded water beautifully but now the face fabric is wetting out almost instantly.
I gave it a quick handwash last night with liquid soap then several hand rinses but now there's virtually no beading at all.
I've used this for 7 days in total, surely the dwr isn't gone already. ?
I suppose i could reproof it but i'm thinking i shouldn't need to so soon? also i've not "heat activated" it after the wash as i'm guessing i shouldn't have to also, or is this normal for Event garments? i've read they need cleaning more often than Gore does but after such minimal use on the rolling downs of Wiltshire. !
Liquid soap mate, as i've always used.
I'm very reluctant to stick it in our dryer as it only has two settings, the timer from 40 - 150 minute, or sensor drying with iron, hangerand wardrobe options, you can't open the door until the cycle is finished so i don't want to risk knackering it.
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