Caring for your Mountain Uniforms Waterproof/Breathable Product

Washing:

Wash as little as possible. If you can, spot clean with a mild detergent such as Woolite.  It is important to rinse that area well.

You may wash your item in the washing machine.  Use cold water in a gentle cycle, and add only a tablespoon of mild detergent.  If you use too much soap, it might be necessary to re-rinse.

NEVER dry-clean.

Drying:

Hang dry at first if possible.  When item is almost dry, you can put it in the dryer on a low temperature so that the fabric softens. But not too hot – the

After-market Water-Repellant sprays:

We recommend certain products for care of your older, waterproof-breathable items – call us for details.

However, most of our fabrics have a high-end, well-known and tested waterproof breathable membrane, laminated to the face fabric, plus a DWR on the outer face fabric. So after-market waterproofing substances should only be used after many, many wears and/or washes.  If your product seems that it not as waterproof as it used to be, then try double-rinsing first.  Don’t leave soap in the pores of the fabric, it will cause the fabric to break down instead and lessen the ability of the beads of water to rolling off.

If you do decide to use a spray, or some after-market “re-waterproofing stuff”, remember that you may sacrifice breathability after use.  If you feel must spray something after the item has received a lot of wear, start with only the shoulder and upper back areas, leaving the bottom of the jacket to breath.