Washing hard-shell clothing
Did you know that you can brush off the worst dirt from your children’s’ hard-shell pants? Use a clothing brush, like our Clothing Brush
, on dried mud and dust. When it’s actually time to wash, you should opt for a gentle care program and wash at a maximum of 40ºC. If the clothes are splashed with salt water, or if they’ve become very sweaty, it’s also time to wash. Salt, fats, and sweat make the garment lose its abilities.
- Use a liquid detergent, preferably our Odor Control Laundry Detergent, specifically made for fabrics that are prone to attract bad odors
- Place them in a guppy bag that catches all microplastics
- Do not use fabric softener
- Dry them in a drying cabinet, if you have access to one – it will reactivate the waterproofing
But what about airing gym clothes or synthetics?
We often preach about how you should air instead of washing clothes that only smell a little funky. But this holds true for material that breathes; like cotton, viscose, linen, and wool – natural fabrics. Most outdoor gear or gym clothes are made from synthetics that technically cannot breathe (synthetic fabrics are a form of plastic). For that reason, it’s quite fruitless to hang them outdoors to air.
If you want to minimize your washing, we recommend our Fabric Spray
, a lightly scented spray that will help disguise bad odors. The spray is effective on all kinds of fabrics and can be used to refresh both your hard-shell and workout clothes.