To prolong the life of your 66°NORTH apparel, follow the washing instructions found on the inside tag of your garment.
HOW TO WASH WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE SHELLS
Regular washing of your eVENT®-fabricated garment will enhance product performance. Your garment may be machine washed in warm water (40ŗ C) with liquid detergent. You may also use Nikwax® Tech Wash. We also recommend a second rinse to remove all traces of detergent from the fabric.
We recommend you drip-dry your garment. Remember also to refer to the garment manufacturer's guidelines.
- Do not use fabric softeners.
- Do not bleach.
- Do not dry clean.
- We recommend that you avoid ironing the garment, but if you do, use the steam setting on no higher temperature than "warm". At some temperatures, the heat from the iron can have a rejuvenating effect on the DWR finish but there is a greater potential for fabric damage if the iron is too hot.
HOW TO WASH TECHNICAL FLEECE PRODUCTS
- Machine wash warm (104 F/40 C).
- Do not dry clean.
- Tumble dry low.
- Do not use fabric softener.
- Do not iron.
HOW TO MAINTAIN WATER REPELLENCY ON WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE SHELLS
Your eVENT®-fabricated garment contains a durable water repellant finish (DWR) on the exterior of the fabric that serves as a first barrier to penetration of the fabric by external water. This DWR finish degrades over time and will occasionally need to be replenished. You will be able to tell when this water repellency has degraded because water will cease to bead up on the fabric. Even though the waterproof eVENT membrane is still keeping the water from passing through the fabric, performance will be increased if you maintain the DWR finish with regular treatments.
We suggest treating the DWR finish at the same time as your regular garment washings. Once the garment has been washed, we recommend using Nikwax® TX-Direct to completely restore surface water-repellency. It is available in both spray-on and wash-in versions. For more information on Nikwax products visit: www.nikwax.com