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Legwear Washing Guidance

LEGWEAR AFTERCARE

‘How do I wash my legwear (Terra pants, Shorts, Tights, Leggings?)  

There are a few simple rules to follow to ensure the longevity of your Montane legwear

We always recommend that you consult the care labels ahead of any wash or drying process.

LEGWEAR WASHING FAQs

How do I wash my Montane legwear?

Wash at 30°C or 40°C (please refer to the care label on the individual product) on a gentle machine cycle with a non-biological detergent (without a built-in fabric softener) 

Ensure all zips and hook and loop sections are fastened so the garment maintains its shape in the wash cycle.

After the detergent wash, place on an additional rinse cycle . The DWR finish can be rejuvenated by tumble drying the garment on a cool setting, checking it regularly.

Montane does not recommend that you dry clean or bleach your Montane outdoor trousers, shorts and other legwear.

 

How do I care for my Montane outdoor trousers, shorts & other legwear?

A DWR (Durable Water Repellency) is applied to the outside of some fabrics during the manufacturing process. It protects the surface of the fabric from becoming saturated with water and dirt and helps repel light rain. 

After extended use or laundering you may find that your garment's DWR finish does not function as well as it should. 

Tumble drying your garment, if the care label recommends you should do so, can help rejuvenate the DWR on your garment.

You may also need to re-proof the fabric. Follow the laundering instructions for your garment, followed by an additional cycle adding pure soap flakes or a specialist cleaner (for instance Nikwax Tech Wash) and then treat it with either a spray-on or wash-in re-proofer (such as Nikwax T.X. Direct).

 

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