Washing & Maintenance Instructions

Washing & Maintenance Instructions

Not only are WINDSTOPPER® garments built to last, they are easy to care for. Routine care will ensure excellent performance and extend their useful life. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions ─ typically found on the inside tag.

Follow the manufacturer's recommended care instructions and your WINDSTOPPER® products will be ready to go when you are.

Click below for specific care and washing instructions:

WINDSTOPPER® OUTERWEAR

WASH
Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105°F / 40°C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.
DRY CLEAN
Gore recommends home laundering. If professional dry cleaning is necessary, request that the cleaner use clear, distilled, hydrocarbon solvent for rinsing and then spray DWR on the garment’s outer fabric before drying. Follow garment manufacturer’s instructions.
IRON
If unable to tumble dry, iron the dry garment on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate the DWR treatment on your garment’s outer fabric.
BLEACH
Do not use chlorine bleach.
DRY
Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment available as a pump-spray or wash-in product to the garment’s outer fabric.
STAIN REMOVAL
Follow garment manufacturer's instructions.

WINDSTOPPER® OUTERWEAR WITH NEXT TO SKIN TECHNOLOGY

WASH
Machine-wash warm (40° C). Follow garment manufacturer's instructions.
DRY CLEAN
Follow garment manufacturer’s instructions.
IRON
Steam-iron warm.
BLEACH
Do not bleach.
DRY
Tumble-dry warm. Follow garment manufacturer's instructions.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Follow garment manufacturer's instructions. Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments.
STAIN REMOVAL
Follow garment manufacturer's instructions.

WINDSTOPPER® ACCESSORIES

WASH
Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Machine-wash or hand-wash warm. For gloves, squeeze water from fingertips to wrist. Do not twist.
DRY CLEAN
Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
IRON
Steam-iron warm, placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. No need to iron the garment until it is completely dry.
BLEACH
Do not bleach. This will only tear the garment and has no bleaching effect.
DRY
Drip-dry with the fingers facing upwards.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Follow garment manufacturer's instructions. Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments.
STAIN REMOVAL
Use a pre-wash treatment. Follow the pre-wash manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.