Washing breathable jackets

kevinh Posts: 22
edited April 2008 in Road beginners
My Altura Nightvision needs a wash after last nights downpour. All the advice on cycling websites and on the reproofing instructions say that you should tumble dry the jacket to reactivate the waterproofing. The label in the jacket says "do not tumble dry". Has anybody got any advice for me before I potentially wreck it!


  • fizz
    fizz Posts: 483
    Hang it up somewhere warm like your airing cupboard if you have one.

    I defo wouldnt put it in the tumbledryer.
  • scapaslow
    scapaslow Posts: 305
    I would tend to go with the washing instructions on the garment if you are unsure. I've certainly never tumbled dried any of my cycling clothes and they are still going strong. My showerproof breathable jacket still seems as showerproof as new- a couple of years ago.
  • dboden
    dboden Posts: 349
    I always throw a cap full of this in... :wink:

    http://www.skyblueleisure.co.uk/acatalo ... h_300.html