We recommend washing all garments before use, the garment may contain excess dye and starch from the production. Excess color can cause discoloration on furniture and skin. Wash new items separately to prevent other garments discoloration.
Always follow washing instructions on the care label inside the garment, you can extend the garment's function, form and life. Do not wash your garments more than necessary, it saves both the environment and garment. Close all zippers, buttons, velcro and use an environmentally friendly detergent. We do not recommend using fabric softener on our shell garments because it clogs the fibers and the garments ventilate less.
Waterproof: The fabric is considered completely waterproof and has sealed seams. Specially adapted for heavy rainfall.
Water resistant: The fabric counts as waterproof, the seams are either sealed or folded to prevent leakage. Adapted for rain or snow.
Water repellent: The fabric has an impregnated surface layer which is water repellent. Adapted for light rain and moisture.
Items containing wool does not need to be washed as frequently, it is usually sufficient to air the garment since the wool itself is antibacterial. Wool is washed in 85°F, no tumble dry.
Shell garments with protective surface: Instead of machine wash, wipe the garment clean if possible and air dry or use a drying cabinet afterwards. It is important to re-impregnate your shell garments when you notice that the outer layer begins to deteriorate, the water droplets will run off the fabric without absorbing moisture. There are several different impregnation methods by spray or washing machine impregnation. Follow the respective impregnation instructions for the best protection.
Outdoor pants in polyester / cotton: Wash the pants in 105°F separately and avoid tumble drying. If you want your pants more water resistant, you can wax them or impregnate them in the washing machine with washing machine impregnation. When waxing bright garments they might become slightly darker in shade. Several wax layers increases water repellency. The advantage of wax is that it protects against dirt and water and prolongs the life of the garment. Wax is easily washed out in the washing machine. Check out RevolutionRace's own Heat Wax.
Outdoor pants with waterproof parts: Follow the washing instructions on the garment, they can be impregnated with spray or washing impregnation.
Softshell garments: Follow washing instructions on garment and do not use fabric softener, it clogs the pores of the garment and the breathability decreases. Softshell garments have an impregnated surface to make the garment water repellent. The impregnation wears away during use and water repellency decreases gradually. Wipe the garment and wash when needed and impregnate the garment to keep the material properties.
Fleece garments: Wash fleece garments inside out and use environmentally friendly fabric softener to avoid static electricity in the garment. Follow the washing instructions for each garment.
Cotton and Bamboo: Follow the washing instructions on the garment. Do not tumble dry cotton and bamboo clothing as there is a risk of shrinkage. Bamboo has a silky surface and stays soft wash after wash.