Care for Your Wool Garments
To maintain the itch-free softness of wool garments (such as Merino) clean with ReviveX Wool Cleaner. Wool base layers, underwear and socks should be washed after each use. Wool mid and outer layers should be cleaned when dirty and at least once per season. Most new garments are made to be machine washed. Check garment label. If hand washing is required follow these steps:
Fill sink or tub with enough water to submerge items and add ReviveX Wool Cleaner; soak for 5 minutes. Gently knead items to remove dirt and stains.
Drain sink and carefully squeeze soapy water out. Rinse until water runs clear. Place item on a clean bath towel. Roll up gently to expel water. Repeat with dry towels.
Air dry flat on a fresh towel.
Find more great tips like these in our Repair Guide
To find pinhole leaks in Gore-Tex® fabric dry tops: 1) Turn the suit inside out. 2) Soak the tip of a rag in rubbing alcohol and dab over the suspect area. 3) The hole will show up as a contrasting color. Allow area to dry and seal (on the inside surface) with Aquaseal®.
Washing a down sleeping bag usually restores its loft (thickness and warmth). The effect is often dramatic. Don’t be afraid to wash your down gear! Down is tough!
Down sleeping bags should be washed when dirt and grime begin to interfere with loft (every 20 nights of use). This is also a good rule for synthetic sleeping bags. In general: if it’s dirty, losing loft or smells – wash it!