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Textile Care – Specific Detergent and Waterproofers for Technical Clothing and Shoes

Just like regular clothes, sports clothing should be washed regularly. With the right care and the right detergent, waterproofer and hygiene laundry rinse, you can have your sports clothing look and feel fresh for longer. Thus, we have put together some high-quality detergents and waterproofing sprays that help re-proof your technical clothes or shoes to protect them from dirt and water.

We stock a wide range of textile care products for your sports clothes and shoes, including waterproofing sprays, wash-in waterproofers, as well as specific detergents for technical outdoor clothing and clothes with integrated membrane by renowned brands like FIBERTEC, HOLMENKOL, TUNAP SPORTS, HEY SPORT and NIKWAX.

If you want to restore or maintain the breathability, water resistance, odour and dirt resistance of your technical garments, you should go without chemical cleaning and softeners. As an alternative, different manufacturers offer environmentally-friendly, solvent-free textile care products for wet cleaning. Thus, you can preserve the functionality of GORE TEX, SYMPATEX, down, wool and synthetic fibre products for a long time.

You’ve bought a great new jersey or a pair of high-end cycling tights and want to enjoy your new garment for a long time? Read this buyer’s guide to learn what you should pay attention to. Ranging from care to washing tips – We’ll show you how to properly clean and care for your sports clothes to make sure they are still breathable, functional and good-looking after many tours. Here are some handy tips:

How to wash waterproof jackets and technical clothing

  1. How oftenyou should wash
  2. How to wash your clothes
  3. Which detergentto use
  4. Temperatureto wash the clothes at
  5. Treatment with iron or dryer

How often should I wash my sports clothes and technical garments?

You should wash your sports clothes after every ride to make sure bacteria won’t attack the material. Besides, bacteria produce persistent odour. Regular washing helps remove odours and bacteria. Thus, you can enjoy your clothes for longer.

How should I wash my sports clothes?

With the right textile care product, you can simply wash your clothes in the washing machine at home. Read the washing instructions on the label to make sure to wash your garments at the correct temperature. Don’t exceed the recommended temperature. In addition, you should zip up cycling jerseys or any other garments that have zippers and close any Velcro tabs or press studs. This prevents the zippers, press studs or Velcro from damaging other clothes. It’s also a good idea to turn the garments inside out to protect the sensitive surface.

Do I need sport-specific detergents?

Sports detergents deep clean your garments to ensure they remain hygienicallyclean and breathable. Besides, they make sure clothes with membrane staywind-, waterproof and breathable.
Regular laundry detergent or softenerfor cleaning leisure garments may clog up the clothing fibres or the pores and damage the membrane.
Thus, it’s important to use a specific detergent for technical clothing so that the clothing functionality lasts longer.

At which temperature should I wash my functional clothing?

Please read the washing instructions on the label inside the garment. Usually, you should wash your functional clothes at temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees using the delicate cycle. If otherwise specified, please follow the instructions on the label. In combination with a sports detergent, you can thus remove dirt particles and bacteria without affecting the material’s function or breathability.

Can I iron my sports clothes? Can I put my sports clothes in the dryer?

  • As they are made from special materials, you don’t have to iron your garments. Simply hang up the wet clothes to make sure they’ll retain their shape and dry fast
  • You should not tumble dry technical clothing
  • Logos might get damaged when ironing the garment
  • Be sure to follow the wash instructions/manufacturer’s care instructions to ensure high performance.
  • Your rain jacket absorbs moisture? Your overtrousers are no longer resistant to water? Here are some helpful tips on how to properly treat your outdoor clothes with integrated membrane for use in bad weather.

    How to re-proof rain jackets, waterproof trousers and other functional garments

    A sports waterproofer allows you to re-proof your jacket, trousers and any other garment in the washing machine at home. Depending on the instructions fur use printed on the bottle label and the washing machine capacity you can put wash-in waterproofer in the softener draw. Thus, the waterproofing agent is spread evenly over the surface to offer best protection from rain and dirt.
    Alternatively, you can apply a waterproofing spray to the outside of the fabric and leave it to dry. However, you should make sure to evenly spray the product on your jacket/trousers when wetand tonot miss any area.
    When properly handled, wash-in waterproofers and waterproofing sprays provide the same result.

    When and how often should I re-proof my jacket/trousers?

    Once water penetrates the fabric and your jacket/trousers are no longer able to repel water, you should re-proof your technical clothing.
    Tip: Do not re-proof your sports textiles after every wash cycle. When used too often, it might clog up the fabric and thus reduce breathability.


    These handy tips should help you care for your technical clothes and preserve their function for a long time. Ranging from specific detergents for technical clothing via special detergents for clothes with membrane through to waterproofing sprays or wash-in waterproofers for textiles and shoes – ROSE Bikes offers the best products.

    We stock a wide range of textile care products for your sports clothes and shoes, including waterproofing sprays, wash-in waterproofers, as well as specific detergents for technical outdoor clothing and clothes with integrated membrane by renowned brands like FIBERTEC, HOLMENKOL, TUNAP SPORTS, HEY SPORT and NIKWAX.