Caring for Ridgeline Waterproof clothing
Dirt and grime will affect the performance of Ridgeline waterproof clothing so keeping the garments clean is vital for maintaining its effectiveness. All waterproof clothing contains a membrane, which makes the garment waterproof and breathable. This membrane can be damaged and will cease to function correctly if the garment is not cared for correctly and as per the care instructions, which is normally located in the collar of the garment.
Avoid using the following cleaning products
- Ordinary detergent
- Detergents containing fabric conditioner
- Fabric conditioner
We recommend that you use a specialist-cleaning product that is specifically developed for washing clothing, which contains a membrane. These are available from most good outdoor retailers and will include instructions for the use of the product.
As most Ridgeline clothing is seam sealed to ensure that the garments are 100% waterproof. We recommend that you avoid allowing these garments to come in contact with direct heat. This will cause the seams to part from the main body of the garment and the garment will become unusable.
Examples of direct heat are as follows
- Laying garments on radiators
- Drying the garment in a tumble dryer
- Drying the garment on hot water pipes
- Placing the garment in front of an open fire
- Placing the garment in front of an electric blow heater or radiator
- Airing Cupboard
We recommend that you allow these garments to air dry.
- Hand wash water 30°C
- Do not iron
- Do not bleach
- Do not dry clean
- Do not wring
- Do not tumble dry
- Hang to dry