Cleaning & Waterproofing your Outerwear

When you buy a new jacket it’s amazing how the water just runs off of it. This happens because of the durable water repellent treatment (DWR) that’s applied during manufacturing.  But dirt, oil and normal household detergents will, over time, mask the DWR, causing the outside of the jacket to absorb water, or what we call “Wetting Out”. This reduces breathability, comfort and performance and can make the jacket feel cold and wet to the touch. Unlike normal detergents, Granger’s cleaners remove dirt, oils and stains without harming the DWR, making your jacket work like new again. Overlander Sports is pleased to offer its customers the full line of Granger’s Products to help keep your outerwear working better for longer.

How to clean using Performance Wash and Down Wash

1. Close zippers and velcro flaps
2. Shake bottle and pour correct amount in the machine. See bottle for correct amounts.
3. Use warm wash and rinse cycle. Granger’s cleaners are formulated to work from 30°C helping save energy and protecting the environment.
4. Tumble dry if care label allows.

How to Proof using One Step 2 in 1 Cleaner & Waterproofer

1. Close zippers and velcro flaps.
2. Shake bottle and pour correct amount into the machine drawer or wash ball. See bottle for correct amounts.
3. Wash on warm wash and rinse cycle.
4. Tumble dry on a medium heat until dry. Then continue to dry for a further 15 minutes to ensure complete activation of the proofer.

How to Proof using Performance Waterproofer

1. Ensure that the garment is clean, if the garment needs cleaning use Granger’s Performance Wash. Close zippers and velcro flaps.
2. Shake bottle and pour correct amount into the machine drawer or wash ball. See bottle for correct amounts.
3. Wash on a warm wash and rinse cycle.
4. Performance Waterproofer will give excellent results without tumble drying or ironing. If care label allows, tumble dry on a medium setting to improve durability.

How to Proof using XT Proofer

1. Ensure that the garment is clean,  if the garment needs cleaning use Granger’s Performance Wash. Close zippers and velcro flaps.
2. Being water based XT is best applied to a damp garment. Shake the bottle and spray evenly onto the garment from a distance of 10 to 15 cm.
3. Dab any excess moisture with a clean cloth
4. XT proofer will give excellent results without tumble drying or ironing. If care label allows, tumble dry on a medium setting to improve durability.

Don’t forget to check out our Expert Advice Column on Easy Care for Gore-tex!