Joined: 12 Apr 2006 Posts: 3 Location: Kungsbacka, Sweden
Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:58 pm Post subject:
I am also very interested in any experiences concerning washing and cleaning of breathables. From what I´ve heard it is important to follow the instructions on the garment. So, when the day comes, I will throw my Vision Extreme waders in the washing machine, 40 degrees C, as it says so in the lining. I have talked to people who have done it, with good results.
However it is important not to use an ordinary washing detergent. Instead a special formula washing powder for "functional garments" (breathables) is required. Sold in most outdoor shops, at breathtaking prices. The washing machine can also be used to re-impregnate the waders, in the rinsing process.
But, as I said, these are not first hand experiences, just my input.
And no matter how cool it looks when the waders are really worn and dirty, the truth is that clean waders work the best.
well the advice i have been given so far is to wash them in a bath using a pure washing powder (no fabric softener etc)
scrub them lightly using a soft sponge inside and out
once very clean rinse extremely well
when totally dry give them a very a very light iron on the coolest setting, which should 'reset' the anti-absorbancy properties
after a few times owashing like this a product such as revive-x shoudl be used
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