09-06-2007, 09:58 AM
Re: Washing Breathable waders
Hi to all,
Here are the instructions from the GORE wed site for waders that use GORE- TEX. The instructions for other cloths made with GORE-TEX say you can use a liquid soap but it is absent from the wader instructions. I looked at a bottle of liquid soap and it has a lot of chemicals in it including some form of benzine and ammonium. I think I will stick with Ivory Snow just for the heck of it.
WASH Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Waders that incorporate neoprene boots should only be washed by hand in cold water and drip-dried. No fabric softener.
DRY CLEAN Do not dry clean.
IRON Do not iron.
BLEACH Do not bleach.
DRY Tumble-dry warm. The heat from the dryer will help to reactivate the durable water repellent (DWR) treatment on the product's outer fabric.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments as they can affect the product's breathability.
STAIN REMOVAL Use a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray 'n Wash®. Follow the pre-wash manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.