What’s the best way to wash, dry and waterproof my softshell jacket?
In general, waterproof, water repellent and windproof performance apparel (Sympatex, Ceplex and Windproof products) should be washed as rarely as possible and as often as necessary. Please follow the instructions on the product’s care label.
VAUDE Repair Team
About 2 hours
Step One: read the care instructions on the product label.
Set the washing machine to 30 °C with a gentle cycle.
There are symbols for the recommended care products on the smaller label. We recommend Nikwax Tech Wash for the washing cycle and TX Direct Spray from Nikwax for waterproofing if necessary.
Step Three: washing
Put the correct amount of liquid in the dispenser depending on the hardness of your water. You can find out how much you should use by reading the instructions on the care product.
Step Four: drying
Alternatively, you can air dry the clothing in a warm and dry place, however, the waterproofing will not be reactivated.
Step five: waterproofing when necessary
If the waterproofing has been reduced with time, you can treat your jacket with a spray-on waterproofing. We recommend the spray on product from Nikwax for softshell products.
Our environmentally friendly, water-repellent Eco Finish finish does not contain any harmful fluorocarbons, but it needs proper care.
We recommend that you impregnate your weather protection clothing before intensive use and after every wash.