Fabric Care

Washing your eVent® fabrics outerwear

Technical outerwear benefits from regular washing to perform optimally. Carefully review and follow the manufacturer’s care instructions, and before washing, secure all zippers and closures. Machine wash warm (110°F / 40°C) with a high performance cleaner like Nikwax® Tech Wash, or if you elect to use a conventional liquid laundry detergent, we recommend a second rinse to remove all traces of detergent from the fabric. Tumble dry, using a low heat setting, to rejuvenate your garment’s durable water repellent finish (DWR). Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or stain removal products and never dry-clean your garment. We do not recommend using an iron to rejuvenate the DWR finish, because an iron that is too hot can irreparably damage the fabric.

Maintaining your eVent® fabrics outerwear

Your eVent fabrics outerwear has likely been treated with a factory-applied durable water repellent (DWR) finish. DWR serves as an invisible first line of defense in wet conditions, and, when working properly, causes moisture to bead up on the fabric surface and roll off.

A DWR finish will degrade over time and will occasionally need to be replenished. The garment will perform at its best if you maintain the DWR finish. A simple way to test your garment’s DWR finish is to lightly spray or splash it with water and see if the water is beading up or being absorbed by the fabric. If the fabric ‘wets out,’ it’s time to revive the DWR finish. When it’s time to retreat the DWR finish, we recommend a DWR replenishing product like Nikwax® TX.Direct Wash-In or TX.Direct Spray-On.