How To Properly Wash
Your Waterproof Jacket
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Taking home a top-quality
waterproof jacket is a good
investment, especially if you are an
outdoor type of person or living in an
area that has severe winters.
How well a waterproof jacket does
would depend mainly on the type you
purchase. It can either be waterproof
or water-resistant depending on the
level of repellency of the fabric used.
As these jackets are always being used
in inclement weather, over time their
performance can be hindered by dirt,
oil from your skin, and other
Water will soon start to soak deep into
the fabric, preventing it from working
as it should. Hence, you need to learn
how to launder raincoats.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows
how to wash a rain jacket properly.
Laundering it is easier said than
Did you know that they require
special care and maintenance?
Unlike your other garments, you
cannot simply toss your waterproof
jackets into the washing machine
and expect it to come out clean and
in tiptop shape.
If not washed properly, it will reek.
Also, the use of ordinary detergents
can damage the composition of its
textile fibers and strip it off of its
durable water repellent (DWR)
What are the common signs
indicating the need to wash your
Have you checked the surface of your
waterproof jacket? Does the exterior
soak up water like a towel when it is
raining? If yes, then it is “wetting out,”
a common sign that the durable water
repellent surface treatment of your
jacket has already been compromised.
Luckily, cleaning and re-
waterproofing can help resolve this
Visible Dirt and Stains
Being outdoors is fun but almost
always messy. Luckily, all the crud
you get from the rain, your muddy
camp or morning cappuccino can be
cleaned using a mild liquid detergent
and a waterproof spray for jacket.
Step by step instruction on how to
wash your waterproof jacket
Washing your waterproof jackets