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Can ski clothes just be put in a normal wash?

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tryingtoleave Tue 23-Aug-11 13:28:52

that's it really - I have a suitcase full of ski outfits and they don't seem to have any washing instructions. It's been sitting in my room for a month now blush

NormaSnorks Tue 23-Aug-11 13:32:00

They CAN be, but if you use normal detergents then you will reduce the waterproof nature of the garment.

It's best to wash them in something like 'Tech Wash' and then also rinse/ rewash them with re-proofing liquid. Millets do their own 'Peter Storm' version which is a bit cheaper than the branded stuff.

If the clothes are really dirty you can wash them in pure soap flakes (need to melt them in hot water first) then reproof....

NormaSnorks Tue 23-Aug-11 13:34:26

Tech Wash

Peter Storm 2in1

tryingtoleave Tue 23-Aug-11 14:32:02

They aren't very dirty at all. Is it better to just leave them? Or is that disgusting?

NormaSnorks Tue 23-Aug-11 15:37:20

I guess it depends... I don't tend to wash ours if we've only worn them for 2-3 days, but I would after a week of skiing, as we will have been a bit hot and sweaty in them at times confused

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