Washing waterproof stuff

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Nov 2014
12:06pm, 9 Nov 2014
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Do you HAVE to use tech wash? I've got some OMM trousers - stretchy and brilliantly waterproof, and this time they really do need a wash rather than a careful sponging.

Would ordinary non bio washing powder be ok in the machine - or 'delicates' liquid perhaps? I haven't got any Nikwax or Grangers.

Any ideas?
Nov 2014
1:02pm, 9 Nov 2014
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eL Bee!
It needs to be 'soap' rather than 'detergent' or you risk the waterproof layer delaminating.
Some of the 'wool' liquids work well though
Nov 2014
1:31pm, 9 Nov 2014
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Ta v. much eL Bee - the wool/delicates is pure soap I think - will check and use if it is. None of the local supermarkets had the special stuff and I forgot when I was in London last week.

I might try the outdoorsy stores - I think there's a Blacks or something.
Nov 2014
1:46pm, 9 Nov 2014
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eL Bee!
V'rap and I use locally sourced wool/delicate wash liquid on holiday for our tech stuff (bike kit and waterproofs)
It works well when you can't get TechWash
Main difference is the added fragrance!

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