Looking after your Contendher Australia women's rain jacket
Your Contendher Australia garment should be washed in accordance with the instructions on the care label. This can usually be found inside the garment on the left side seam just up from the hem. If for some reason this label is missing, the standard care instruction for this type of garment is:
- Machine wash at 30 degrees
- Do not iron
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not dry clean
- Do not bleach
- Do not use detergents or fabric softeners
- Wash dark colours separately
- Dry on a hanger immediately after rinsing
Water repellent finishes to the face of the fabric are not permanent and need to be maintained to optimise performance. There are several factors which will affect the length of time that the waterproof coating will last. However, washing the garment can help to replenish its properties.
We recommend that you do not use detergents or fabric softeners as these contain agents that wash away water repellent treatments and can leave water-attracting residues that will not rinse out. You need to use a mild soap based product, for example Nikwax ‘Tech Wash’.
You can buy specialist products which are formulated for washing waterproof & outdoor garments. Various treatments exist for alternative fabrics such as fleece and softshell. Woolens and garments with drop-liners can be treated too.