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jacket washing - October 7, 2006, 05:02 PM

so can anyone tell me how to properly wash jackets? can i just throw it in the wash like i normally do? or do i need to take out the foam protection pads before i throw it in? or do i not use the washing machine at all? my jacket's starting to smell a little funky and so i figured it's time for a wash. hokay thanks.
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leather or textile?
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October 7, 2006, 05:52 PM

Dry clean it perhaps? Since the label said no machine washing


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October 7, 2006, 06:23 PM

If it's a textile jacket, remove all the pads. Fill the tub up with some cool water (cold if your hands can take it, I prefer slightly warm) and add some laundry detergent (you won't need much). Add jacket and swish. I've been known to turn on the jacuzzi jets. If you take a wash cloth to any stained portions, you can remove specific stains. Just use a scrubbing motion of cloth on cloth and you may want to use a little extra liquid detergent to treat dirt spots. If your jacket is black and you can't see the stains, spot treat the obvious parts (under the arms, around the cuffs, around the neck) to remove dirt you can't see.

When you're done, hang wet jacket on a sturdy PLASTIC hanger and let drip. I usually hang our gear outside for a few hours. When dry, replace padding.

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leather or textile?
one's textile and the other is mesh..man...i have to hand wash that crap?....i was really hoping the washer would work..
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If it's a textile jacket, remove all the pads. Fill the tub up with some cool water (cold if your hands can take it, I prefer slightly warm) and add some laundry detergent (you won't need much). Add jacket and swish. I've been known to turn on the jacuzzi jets. If you take a wash cloth to any stained portions, you can remove specific stains. Just use a scrubbing motion of cloth on cloth and you may want to use a little extra liquid detergent to treat dirt spots. If your jacket is black and you can't see the stains, spot treat the obvious parts (under the arms, around the cuffs, around the neck) to remove dirt you can't see.

When you're done, hang wet jacket on a sturdy PLASTIC hanger and let drip. I usually hang our gear outside for a few hours. When dry, replace padding.

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+1 exactly how I get the funk from mine. The washing machine
and dryer will definitely ruin it.


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I prefer the patina look. Mine are downright disgusting. Until a good solid rain.


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Look on my jacket I use the regular washing machine just air dry it outside.
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Take the pads out and send it to the cleaners... Its the eaisest way


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Look on my jacket I use the regular washing machine just air dry it outside.
and your jacket doesn't get messed up after the wash? i'm not even sure what it means when people say the jacket will get messed up if you put it in the wash...like does it come apart or does it tear stuff or what?
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Don't be lazy. Gear is expensive and valuable. Hand washing is the best way to be certain that no damage (seen or unseen) happens to your jacket.

I'd hate to learn the hard way (during a fall) that I had a weak seam or something because I was too hard on my jacket during cleaning. Hand washing isn't all that much trouble if you don't have to work the spots out, anyway. Unlike me, most men don't wear white jackets, so you don't need to worry about spots much.


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if it is waterproof (Gore-Tex) it is reccommended to use a Nikwax Tech wash and then use the Nikwax Wash In water prooffing stuff. I have used and it works well.
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Take the pads out and send it to the cleaners... Its the eaisest way
Why spent the money if it says machine wash?
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