Washing & Maintenance Instructions

Washing & Maintenance Instructions

Not only are GORE-TEX® garments built to last, they are easy to care for. Routine care will ensure excellent performance and extend their useful life. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions ─ typically found on the inside tag.

Follow the manufacturer's recommended care instructions and your GORE-TEX® products will be ready to go when you are.

Click below for specific care and washing instructions:

GORE-TEX® OUTERWEAR

Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions to ensure high performance.


WASH
Machine wash on a warm cycle (105º F/40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimise spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.
BLEACH
Do not use chlorine bleach.
DRY
Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.
IRON
If unable to tumble dry, iron the dry garment on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate DWR treatment on your garment’s outer fabric.
DRY CLEAN
Gore recommends home laundering. If professional dry cleaning is necessary, request that the cleaner use clear distilled hydrocarbon solvent for rinsing. After dry cleaning, the garment’s outer fabric will need a new water-repellent treatment. Follow your garment manufacturer’s instructions.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment (available at local outdoor retailers) to the garment’s outer fabric.
Questions?
Contact Gore Customer Service at 0-800 -833 - 357 for assistance.

GORE-TEX® FOOTWEAR

WASH

Clean the exterior with a cloth or brush and lukewarm water. The manufacturer may recommend leather treatment or preservation. Shake out sand, gravel and dirt from inside the footwear. Remove and shake out the foot bed if applicable.
 DRY
Dry naturally at moderate temperatures. Avoid direct heat. Convection style boot dryers work well.
 WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Follow the footwear manufacturer’s instructions for treating the external fabric and leather. These treatments will not affect the GORE-TEX® liner.
 STAIN REMOVAL
Follow the footwear manufacturer’s instructions.

GORE-TEX® GLOVES



WASH
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
Hand wash warm.  Avoid using soap on leather areas of the shell.   Squeeze water from fingertips to wrist. Do not twist.
DRY CLEAN
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
IRON
Steam iron warm, placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. No need to iron the garment until it is completely dry.
DRY
Drip dry with the fingers facing upwards. Tumble drying on a low heat setting is acceptable unless manufacturer’s care instructions say otherwise.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer.

GORE-TEX® GARMENTS WITH AIRVANTAGE® INSULATION TECHNOLOGY

 WASH
Follow the manufacturer's instructions
No fabric softener.
 DRY CLEAN
The GORE-TEX® AIRVANTAGE™ lining may be dry cleaned. Follow the instructions on your garment's care label.
 DRY
Tumble dry on low heat. Any warmth after washing is good for the garment, as the heat will reactivate the DWR (durable water repellent) treatment.
 WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer.