Product Care

Washing

Specific care instructions are on the inside of each garment. However, generally: wash garments in cold or warm water with mild detergent. Hand washing is best, otherwise front-loading machines only. Rinse thoroughly and line dry. Use Nikwax Tech Wash and Nikwax TX-Direct (wash in DWR) or similar products when possible. Follow instructions on the bottle.

Reviving and Replenishing Water-Repellency

Our technical garments are treated with a DWR (durable water-repellant), which keeps the outer most materials on our gear from getting saturated so our Intuitive membranes (the waterproof breathable membranes) can function their best. This coating needs to be maintained and replenished at least once per season or more if the piece is washed a lot or gets a lot of use (like skiing in the PNW!). When the water is no longer beading up on the shell, it is time to add another coating. We believe in the Nikwax® products to help you add new DWR to our gear, but there are plenty of options. Just head to your local mountaineering store and ask the shop guys what they use! We recommend using a spray on DWR for the 2 layer garments (BA Puffy, Ice Man and Charlie jacket) and the wash in for the shells.