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Best way to wash Goretex gloves?

post #1 of 9
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Anybody got any thoughts on the best way to wash and dry Goretex ski gloves, so that they don't lose their shape/size/waterproof qualities?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
There are laundry products designed specifically for fabrics layered with Goretex. I use the Nikwax stuff for my waterproof breathables. Usually available in big ski shops and places that deal with high-end camping and hiking/climbing gear. I use their TechWash for cleaning and their TX.Direct for touching up the waterproofing. I don't have any Goretex gloves--I'm mostly a leather fan--but I'd wash them by hand in a small bucket using just a little TechWash and then spray on the TX.Direct while they're hang drying.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
................I'd wash them by hand in a small bucket using just a little TechWash and then spray on the TX.Direct while they're hang drying.
Thanks for the tip - so you don't see a problem with them shrinking/changing shape or losing their density?

The reason I ask is that they've never really got wet before but after 5 seasons without a wash they're definitely in need of freshening up!
post #4 of 9
I just toss mine in the washing machine on the gentle cycle. I use the techwash and the TX.direct wash as well. During the season I usually wash coat, pants and gloves once with just the tech.wash. When I put things away for the year I wash with techwash and finish up with the tx.direct so everything is already to go when it snows.
post #5 of 9
I wash all my ski gear in the machine but hang to dry...no dryer and no fabric softener on the sweat wicking stuff. I used to wash by hand but after a 5 day ski weekend and two duffle bags full of dirty ski gear that got to be a bit much. The machine has not damaged anything. May have to re-waterproof some materials (after many washes) with water repellent spray.
post #6 of 9
Delicate or hand wash cycle - nic wash or pure soap, tx.direct and rinse. hang to dry on airer - not in front of fire/ gas fire. Clean, odour free and water proof.
post #7 of 9
Grangers G-wash. This is a great detergent. It is recommended by Arc' Teryx. http://www.arcteryx.com/iframe/product-care/01.html Grangers also makes a fantastic DWR washin for soft shell fabrics.
post #8 of 9
I have used some of the Nik wax and Revive-X products. The Grangers products look good. I plan on getting some G-wash now.

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...Id=40000000226
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Lots of useful advice.
Thank you.
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