Caring For Your Gear
Following garment washing instructions will help ensure the adventure gear you purchased from us lasts longer. Washing instructions are printed on a tag inside most of our garments. In general, washing your gear in cold or warm water with mild powder laundry soap and drying it on the line, or tumble drying at the lowest temperature, are the best ways to clean performance gear.
Parkas Made By Us
If your complementary parka was made by Ship to Shore Traveler, congratulations: you have a parka that will serve you well in cold weather. Your parka is a waterproof and breathable. The fabric is treated with special polymers that prevent the fabric from absorbing moisture, by making water bead up and roll off to minimizing condensation within the garment and maximize breathability. Over time your garment will absorb oil and dirt, the polymers break down, and the waterproof and breathability qualities are reduced. Therefore it is essential to keep your parka clean.
- Wash your parka in warm to cold water with like colors
- Use a mild detergent, never use liquid detergents. For the best performance we recommend washing your parka using Nikwax.
- Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach as the chemicals are harmful to the garment and can block the breathability of your parka
- Tumble dry on a medium heat to help redistribute the polymers on the fabric surface