It is important to wash your technical outdoor clothes regularly to keep doing what they are designed to do - to protect you against the elements. Follow carefully the washing instructions which you can find inside all our garments.
You should wash your diamondium products after approximately 150 hours of use. Your gear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. Dirt attracts water so that it will mask Durable Water Repellency (DWR).
- Close all zippers.
- Wash at 40°C and use a mild detergent (Nikwax, Grangers, etc.). Do not use fabric softener or bleach as they can damage the fabric's water-resistant properties and the fabric's color.
- Use water repellent spray or wash your garment with water repellent reproofing material (from Nikwax, Grangers, or other brands) if the garment no longer repels water.
- Tumble dry on low heat (some dryers have outdoor clothing settings). The heat helps to reactivate the waterproofing.
- Wash at 40°C and use a mild detergent. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
- Tumble dry on low heat with two clean tennis balls until completely dry. The tennis balls will help to distribute the down evenly.
- Wash at 30°C with a gentle cycle and use the wool program if your washing machine has one. Do not use fabric softener or bleach. Use wool wash detergent.
- Flat dry in the shade. Do not tumble dry or iron.