With outdoor recreation reaching new heights of popularity, lots of people are dusting off their adventure gear (or shopping for new kit). But caring for those technical items can quickly get confusing. Can you wash DWR-coated jackets? What’s the best cleaning method for wool?
There’s a pervasive belief that you don’t have to wash adventure gear, or shouldn’t, but if you follow the correct instructions, occasional washing can help your gear last longer and perform better. Here’s the scoop on washing wool, cleaning Gore-Tex, and more.