Maintenance Instructions for Outdoor Material
Synthetic Material Care
Taking care of your high-performance outdoor materials is not hard. In fact it is much more straight forward than for natural materials. Most of the fabrics and notions sold on this shop fall under these general instructions, but check also by product.
Wash normally at 40C, do not use fabric softener. Never use bleach. In general air drying gives the longest life from your clothing. However, tumble drying at low/medium temperatures is OK. For shell materials with a chemical Durable Water Resistant (DWR) finish, drying is even recommended to activate the finish. Some time in a sauna works also to activate the DWR and is gentler to garment.
Most fabrics can be dry cleaned, although it is not required. If a fabric tends to wrinkle, it can be ironed at low temperatures. The real enemy in taking care of outdoor materials is dirt. Even synthetic materials, especially those with DWR coatings or waterproof membranes, are sensitive to dirt. It is very important to regularly wash your outdoor clothing. The DWR coating on shell materials will eventually wear off. This can be re-applied using a commercial product like Grangers, which should be done every few months or years depending on use and washing frequency.
Care chart for technical clothing
4.90 €/bottle Elokuu Gentle Laundry Liquid for Wool and Silk, Uncented Ecological washing liquid for merino wool, silk and other delicate fabrics.
13.90 €/piece Grangers Down Wash Concentrated This concentrated wash-in cleaner ensures your down or synthetic down-filled gear is clean and fresh.
14.90 €/piece Grangers Footwear Repel Plus This spray-on waterproofing treatment offers superior protection –ensuring your feet are adventure-ready...
9.90 €/piece Grangers Leather Conditioner Tube 75 ml An easy-to-apply wax that conditions and waterproofs all leather footwear.
19.90 €/piece Grangers Performance Repel Plus Spray This wash-in waterproofing treatment ensures your gear is protected against the elements, once more! Available in: 275ml Refill and 275ml Spray
9.90 €/piece Grangers Performance Wash Concentrated Washing detergent for technical textiles. Instructions printed on the bottle are only in Finnish and Swedish! Available in: 1000 ml and 300 ml
29.90 €/piece Grangers Tent&Gear Repel Paint-On 1000ml Waterproofing treatment designed to protect all outdoor gear and equipment.
19.90 €/piece Grangers Tent&Gear Repel Spray 500ml A Spray on waterproofing treatment designed to protect all outdoor gear and equipment.
33.90 €/piece Grangers Wash & Repel Clothing 2in1 This clothing wash and repel provides cleaning and proofing in just one wash. Available in: 1000 ml and 300 ml
4.90 €/piece Sonett Liquid Stain Removing Gall Soap, 120 ml, Bio-Degradable Liquid stain remover soap, highly effective against marks caused by ballpoint pens, ink, blood, fruit etc.
3.95 €/piece Sonett Stain Removing Gall Soap, 100 g, Bio-Degradable A traditional stain remover soap