CLEAN AND PROTECT YOUR GEAR
HOW TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR INVESTMENT
Like most high-quality outdoor gear, rainwear too requires some care and maintenance to continue to perform well. DWR (durable water repellency) finishes don’t last forever. Dirt, oil from your skin, campfire smoke and repeated friction (from pack straps, for example) will wear away DWR coating. So will frequent washing and years of use.
Standard laundry detergent & water repellency:
Standard laundry detergents often contain heavy surfactants, optical brighteners, perfumes and various other additives which will become imbedded in the garment. While these additives have a specific function in standard laundry items, in technical waterproof clothing these additives will act as wetting agents, masking the original DWR treatment applied to your garment as well as effecting the performance of any subsequent reproofing.
Grangers Performance Cleaner and Down Cleaner are formulated to effectively remove dirt and residues from performance textiles to help maintain a garments existing DWR as well as providing a clean residue-free base for effective re-proofing.