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How to Wash your Snow Clothing

How to Wash your Snow Clothing

Using cleaning products specific to wet weather clothing will significantly prolong the life of your kit!

Washing your snow clothing is a crucial step in preparing for the upcoming season. Using cleaning products specific to wet weather clothing will prolong the life and enhance the performance of your kit through maintenance of the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) coating - while using traditional household detergent is likely to strip your garment of this coating. Therefore, washing your clothing correctly throughout the season is vital to ensuring your overall comfort on the slopes.

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At Auski, we recommend the use of a technical detergent such as Nikwax’s Tech Wash, followed by a direct spray protection product; for instance, Nikwax’s TX.Direct Spray-On.

Tech Wash:

Garments should be turned inside out before washing, and washed according to their care label. If stubborn stains are present, use the Tech Wash and a sponge or soft nylon brush to spot treat the area before washing. Please read the care label of your garment to determine what washing method is suitable.

To wash garments in a washing machine:
1. Shake well before use
2. Remove detergent build up from the detergent dispenser of your machine
3. Place maximum of two items into the washing machine
4. Place 150mL of Nikwax’s Tech Wash into the detergent dispenser, or 100mL straight into the washer. This quantity is accurate for washing two garments.

To wash garments by hand:
1. Submerge garments in 6 litres of cold water
2. Use 150mL of Nikwax’s Tech Wash for 1-2 items.
3. Rinse garment 3 times in clean water.

If the garment does not require re-waterproofing air dry, however if re-waterproofing is required do not dry the garment.

Direct Spray-On:

Best results are achieved if the garment is clean upon waterproofing.
1. Lay clean wet garment flat on a working surface
2. Hold Nikwax Tx. Direct Spray-On 15cm from garment.
3. Apply evenly to outside of fabric
4. Let sit for 2 minutes, then remove surplus product with a damp cloth
5. Ensure product has been applied evenly; spray again if areas have been missed.
6. Let sit for 2-5 minutes, then remove surplus product with a damp cloth
7. Air dry

Your garment is now ready to rip! Hopefully you are too! You can find both Nikwax products in our clothing care section.

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