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Washing - Softshell and Warmshell

willbevanwillbevan Posts: 1,241
edited December 2010 in Workshop
hi all,

Not sure which forum to put this in..... workshop seems closest as it is about cleaning bike bits, okay its clothing ;)

I have a mavic hydro softshell... and a mavic inferno jacket(warmshell what ever that means)

They are in need of a clean and there are no instructions other than 30 degrees, so im going to handwash... but what with.

I have some assos active clean stuff which assos recommends for its kit, but is this going to cause any issue to the softshell?

Also I have seen cleaning products specifically for softshells to help them stain rain resistant?



PS sorry for the numpty question just censored with washing things, Ive killed things in the past.
Road - BTwin Sport 2 16s
MTB - Trek Fuel 80
TT - Echelon


  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    They will be fine to machine wash but use a cold or 30 deg wash. have you a delicates setting or a quick cycle then use that. Spin at 700rpm. The Assos cleanser will be fine or use liquid soap (tesco sell one by DP) which is v.good. Hang to air dry or if you have a dryer then maybe 20 mins on low temp then air dry
  • willbevanwillbevan Posts: 1,241
    many thanks
    Road - BTwin Sport 2 16s
    MTB - Trek Fuel 80
    TT - Echelon
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    This stuff is very good: Twin Pack Nikwax Tech Wash

    Similar to the above, just chuck in your jacket at 30deg, synthetic wash and do that twice (once for the wash and then again with the proofer). Hang it up to dry, sorted.

    It's a bit expensive though but I only use it about once a month.
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