Durable Water Repellent (DWR) is a polymer substance applied to the face-fabric of the softshell
garment. This finish helps the softshell fabric resist wetting by causing the water to bead-up so it
easily falls off before being absorbed into the fabric. Additionally, our softshell fabrics have a
waterproof film membrane that prevents penetration of the water through the fabric. Washing the
jacket to keep it clean of soils and debris will prolong the DWR and help maintain performance.
1. Zip all zippers, and close all fasteners.
2. Wash your jacket in a regular washing machine, in cold water, on a gentle cycle.
3. Use a mild powder detergent, as liquid detergents can leave a residue on your jacket that will interfere with the DWR coating.
4. Put it through the rinse cycle twice, to be sure the detergent residue washes out.
5. Dry your jacket in a tumble dryer on a medium heat setting (40°C / 104°F) for 40 to 50 minutes. Do not use bleach, fabric softeners, dry clean, or store when wet.
To remove grease from a technical jacket, dampen the stain and rub in dishwashing detergent.
Then wash the jacket in warm water with plenty of mild powder laundry soap.
Overtime, your softshell garment will lose its DWR coating. When this happens, DWR should be reapplied
to the garment. This should be done once per season, or more often if the garment receives
a lot of use or washing.