How to Wash GORE-TEX Fabric / Keeping GORE-TEX Fabric Waterproof


Not only are GORE-TEX® 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.

GORE-TEX® Outerwear


Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps.

Wash
Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105º F/40º 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.

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.

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.

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.

Water Repellent Treatment
When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment (we recommend the pump-spray variety rather than wash-in products) to the garment's outer fabric, available at evo.

GORE-TEX® Gloves


Wash
Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Machine or hand wash in warm water. Gently squeeze glove from fingertips to wrist to remove excess water. Do not twist.

Bleach
No chlorine bleach. It may damage your gloves.

Stain Removal
Use a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray 'n Wash®, following its manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.
 
Dry
Drip-dry with the fingers facing upwards.

Iron
Do not iron.

Water Repellent Treatment
Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) for outdoor fabrics, available at evo. We do not recommend wash-in treatments as they can affect breathability.

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