How do I take care of Gore-Tex outerwear?

Wash:

  • Before washing, zip the front, pockets and pit zips completely
  • Mashine wash (40°C) with a small amount of liquid detergent - don't use powder detergents, fabric sofeners, stain removers or bleach
  • Minimize spinning and rinse twice

Dry:

  • Tumble dry on a warm gentle cycle (no high temperature) or line dry your outerwear.
  • Once dry, tumble dry for a further 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water repellent (DWR) treatmen or iron the garment on a gentle setting (no steam)
  • When ironing, protect the garment with a towel or cloth.

You can wash your clothes as often as you think is necessary.

Be sure to carefully follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions too. (usually found on the inner label).

Washing Gore-Tex clothes the right way

Re-Apply: 

If water doesn’t bead and run off after washing, you’ll need to reapply a durable water repellent (DWR). Use a DWR product of your choice, available as a pump-spray or a wash-in product.

  • Following application, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to activate the DWR treatment
  • If you don't have a dryer you can iron the dry garment on a gentle setting (warm, no steam)
  • Place a towel or a cloth between the garment and the iron i

Be sure to carefully follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions too. (usually found on the inner label). You must not apply DWR to Gore-Tex products with a persistent beading surface, e.g. Gore-Tex Shakedry garments.

Washing and cleaing Gore-Tex outdoor clothing

How do I take care of my Gore-Tex shoes?

Wash:

  • Remove the laces, then shake out sand, gravel, and dirt from inside the footwear (if possible, remove the insole as well)
  • Brush off loose dirt with a sponge or a brush and use lukewarm water with a small amount of liquid detergent
  • Never wash your shoes in the washing machine

Dry:

  • Dry naturally at moderate temperatures, avoid direct heat

Re-Apply:

If water doesn’t bead and run off after washing, you’ll need to reapply a durable water repellent (DWR).

  • Use a water-based restorative, available as pump-spray
  • Don't use waterproofing waxes or greases, as they can affect your footwear's breathability

Always check manufacturer's instructions (especially for leather shoes).

Cleaning Gore-Tex shoes

How do I take care of my Gore-Tex gloves?

Wash:

  • Shake out the glove to make sure there’s no grit or dirt inside the main hand chamber and finger cavities
  • Hand wash in lukewarm water, unly using a small amount of liquid detergent (don't use fabric softeners or bleach)
  • Don't machine wash (machines can be too rough) or dry clean

Dry:

  • Gently squeeze water off, from the fingers to the wrist
  • Line dry. Position the gloves with the wrists pointing down
  • When gloves are half dry, put them on and make a fist to restore their original shape
  • Don't iron your gloves

Re-Apply:

If water doesn’t bead and run off after washing, you’ll need to reapply a durable water repellent (DWR).

  • Use  the pump spray DWR product of your choice
  • Use a water-based leather care product for leather gloves
Washing Gore-Tex gloves