Washing a waterproof jacket!

(13 Posts)
behappymate Sat 19-Nov-16 14:26:19

I've got a waterproof jacket and it's starting to get dirty, whats the best way to clean it?

SpotTheDuck Sat 19-Nov-16 14:38:33

Doesn't it have washing instructions? Mine just goes in the washing machine.

Bex107 Sat 19-Nov-16 14:44:58

Youre best to use something like Nikwax to wash them with, which re-waterproofs them in the wash, otherwise normal detergent will make them lose their waterproofing.

thinkbig52 Sat 19-Nov-16 16:16:04

I use Nikwax to wash my hubbys waterproof jacket. As Bex107 said it also re waterproofs the clothing.

WordGetsAround Sat 19-Nov-16 16:16:27

Definitely Nikwax

thinkbig52 Sat 19-Nov-16 16:17:03

I use Nikwax to wash my hubbys waterproof jacket As Bex107 said it also re waterproofs the clothing.

Lawnneedsmowing Sat 19-Nov-16 16:17:16

You can buy it in all the main outdoor shops

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 19-Nov-16 16:17:30

Another vote for the nikwax washing stuff, followed by (the right) reproofer if necessary. Follow the washing instructions though - sometimes cheaper waterproofs enjoy a tumble dry.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 19-Nov-16 16:41:33

Actually, some expensive goretex (and probably other types of membrane) waterproofs should also be tumbledried, read the care label.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 19-Nov-16 16:44:15

Ah, I've never owned expensive goretex grin I'm a Paramo person wink

Footle Sat 19-Nov-16 16:48:14

ItsAll, Paramo is hardly a cheap alternative !

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 19-Nov-16 16:52:30

Sorry I want saying it was cheap, I was saying I would rather spend the money in Paramo, rather than a crisp packet that only lasts a few months <bitter>

Footle Sat 19-Nov-16 18:01:26

Damn right, ItsAll.

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