Preserve the quality of your gear and keep it looking sharp with proper care techniques from Condor Outdoor. Taking good care of your gear is a smart way to make it last longer and perform better. From bags and packs to softshell jackets to chest rigs and plate carriers, there are several key pieces of equipment that require certain washing instructions. Because precision, durability and comfort are so important to using these items, be sure you understand the ins and outs of how to properly clean them by checking out our washing guides.

When to Wash Your Gear

Getting new gear is always exciting. It’s a thrill to load up a chest rig or pack up and set out for a mission or an outdoor excursion. But inevitably, your essentials are bound to get dirty. Dust, dirt, and rain can do a number on your gear. In addition, odors may build up from sweat and outdoor exposure. That’s why it’s important to regularly wash your jackets, plate carriers, chest rigs, bags, and packs. It not only refreshes the fabric but also helps to prevent breakdown and damage over time.

Product Care Instructions

There are a few key things to keep in mind when washing your gear:

  • Avoid using hot water, as it may damage the fabric and/or dull the colors.
  • Stains should typically be treated with a bit of dishwashing detergent and scrubbed with a toothbrush before washing the entire piece of gear.
  • Be careful when washing specialty materials. For example, DWR coatings on softshell jackets should only be treated with powder detergents, not liquid detergents.
  • Always make sure your gear is completely dry before storing it or using it again.

Click on any of our product care guides to see detailed instructions for washing gear from Condor Outdoor.