Your clothing is super important when you’re at the snow, it’s the first line of defence against the tough conditions that you can encounter when in the mountains. Whether you just bought a new killer outfit, or you have your Mum’s retro hand-me-downs from the ’80s if you don’t look after your gear it won't look after you.
- You can and should wash all your ski gear
- Wash using the right detergent; we recommend Nikwax and following the garments care label carefully
- Let your gear dry at room temperature, after washing or wearing.
- Look after your gear and it will look after you.
After a day on the slopes
Your snow gear likes being wet and smelly as much as you do, spending five minutes after coming back to the lodge can seriously increase the life of your ski gear but also your enjoyment for the next day on the slopes. Make sure all your gear is hung up on hangers, at room temperature with plenty of airflow around it. Your gear is designed to dry fast, but it won’t unless air can flow through and around it. Drying out your outerwear can help increase its longevity.
Reasons to wash outerwear
Let’s start with the elephant in the room; do I need to wash my gear? The simple answer is yes! You should wash your gear. However, it’s not a cotton t-shirt from Kmart, so you need to be careful. There are only three reasons to wash your outerwear.