some results i've had in keeping it all clean and proofed - anyone else?
SealSkins "waterproof" socks - normal wash.
Craghoppers softshell - nikwax techwash + DWR wash, 30 degrees light spin, no iron. drip dry.
Gortex paclight Hard-shell - nikwax techwash, + goretex wash + 30 degrees, light spin, no iron. flat dry.
Vaude hardshell - tech wash, spin, no iron. drip dry
Mammut Windstopper - nikwax techwash + DWR, 30 degrees, light spin, no iron. flat dry.
Pearl Izumi PRO Softshell - nikwax techwash + DWR, 30 degrees, light spin, flat dry. COOL IRON, direct onto shell. Repellency returns.
Normal riding jerseys - standard wash.
Normal bib shorts - normal wash, 30 degrees if padded.
Wool riding jerseys - standard wool wash, no spin, lay flat dry.
summer gloves, normal wash.
pearl izumi softshell shoes - light sponge with watered down tek-wash, then clean water, dry in warm sun.
Endura waterproof light over-trousers/leggings - as above.
Neoprene overshoes - as above.
Neoprene style waterproof gloves - turn inside out, hand wash in warm water with a little tek wash, when dry on the "inside" turn back the right way, iron cool if DWR coated.
Endura/Altura other style of more usual waterproof gloves - (ie down inside or inner liner) - nikwax techwash + DWR, 30 degrees, light spin, no iron.