To wash your Marmot technical clothing, use a residue-free soap or a surfactant-free detergent. We recommend the use of a special detergent, which can be bought at outdoor retail outlets.
Before washing, close the front zipper, the zippers on the pockets and the underarm zippers and all covering flaps and tapes and loosen the tension of all elasticated draw cords. Follow the care instructions that are sewn into the garment. Put the garment in the washing machine with a suitable detergent and wash the on a gentle cycle at max. 40 ° C. Please do not use washing powder, fabric softener or bleach.
After washing, take the garment out of the machine and shake it to remove excess water. If a dryer is available, dry the garment at a moderate temperature (max. 40 ° C) for about 40 minutes. This will reactivate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish.
How frequently you should wash your clothing depends on how often and how intensively you use it. During intensive use, we recommend washing the clothing after max. 14 days of use. With normal / lighter use cleaning after 30 days of use is sufficient. As a general rule, if the garment is dirty, feels damp or clammy, fails to repel water or if water spots form on the surface, it is time to wash and dry it.
Wash the garment in accordance with the care instructions. Air-dry the garment or tumble dry it on a warm temperature setting. After the garment is dry, give it 20 minutes in the dryer at a low temperature on a delicates cycle to reactivate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish. If you do not have a dryer, iron the dry garment at a low temperature (warm, no steam), placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. The heat will reactivate the DWR finish. When the factory-applied coating can not be reactivated, you can treat the outer fabric of your garment with a DWR impregnation agent. This is available as a spray or wash-in formula. We recommend the spray version.
Washing down is very difficult, so we always recommend a specialized cleaning service in this case. From our own experience we can recommend the Outdoor Service team. For more information visit: www.outdoor-service.com.