- Bike/Tech Wear washing-world.com – sticky?
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.
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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.ShibbolethMember
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ok stuff you lot then next time you try and see how to wash your prized fancy smanshy softshell and not destroy it.
I have been washing my softshells for years, at 30, they are clean and not destroyed 🙂
As if we’ve got time to go to those kind of lengths to wash our kit… You use DWR every wash..?Posted 4 years agoMaster Of NoneSubscriber
sealskins are waterproof, they have a waterproof membrane between the outer wool and inner merino… the problem is, if you get the cuff wet where the outer and inner meet (socks or gloves) capillary action lets water into the inside of the glove/sock (which because the item is water proof holds water very well!!)
IME the gloves are brilliant, but probably better off with quick drying socks rather than slow drying ones that hold water…Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Sealskins might work if you wore waterproof trousers too. I have some but I never wear them because I have winter cycling boots which are vastly superior to both overshoes and sealskinz. Not cheap tho, but my MTB ones are really old and my road ones were a really fortunate sale bargain.Posted 4 years ago
Haha yes I get THE BIG HOLE IN THE TOP but I’m more concerned about the water that gets in from the sides, bottom and every-annoying-where else. I’ve washed then a couple of times, is this why they don’t really work? How are they supposed to be waterproof in the first place?Posted 4 years ago
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