Can you wash a Gortex Jacket at home?

Can you wash a Gortex Jacket at home?

Gortex is a trademarked name brand for a special design
of waterproof breathable material. The material is comprised of two pieces of
fabric fused together to make a breathable membrane. The outer layer is usually
a type of nylon and the inner layer is a rubber membrane consisting of micro
holes. These micro holes is what allows the Gortex to breathe.

These waterproof breathable membrane materials, whether
it’s Gortex or another manufacture version, can never be exposed to synthetic
solvents or high heat.

This type of material is best washed in a front load
washing machine with a full load of clothes consisting of heavier garments such
as Jeans. Due to the membrane the garment has a tendency to float to the top.
Therefore, it needs the heavier garments to help with the agitation. The
floating is also why these breathable membranes will not clean well in a top
load washer.

Pre-scrub the cuff and collar, pre-treat stains with
laundry detergent before washing.

Treat any oily stains with a citrus degreaser before
washing.

Wash on delicate cycle and hang to dry. DO NOT PUT INTO
THE DRYER.

These products are found in the laundry department at
your local grocery store such as Whole Foods Market and Mollie Stones Markets.

 

Karl Huie

Pacific Heights Cleaners

Your non toxic alternative to solvent dry cleaning.

Leading the way in garment care today and into a healthy future.

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