One question, frequently asked by customers at boat shows is how do you care for our Squall Rain Suit or Intrepid All Weather Shell? The most important care instruction is DO NOT wash waterproof apparel in the washing machine with laundry detergent as this will breakdown the waterproof chemicals in the fabric as well as the fabric resulting in reduced waterproofness.
Follow the easy instructions below and your Squall Rain Suit and Intrepid All Weather Shell will last for seasons.
1. Rinse with fresh water. I bring my Squall Rain Suit in the shower with me after each use to rinse with fresh water to get the salt water off the jacket and pants. When salt water dries, it leaves tiny salt crystals that will breakdown the fabric.
2. Hang jacket and/or pants to dry. After rinsing with fresh water, DO NOT put the Squall Rain Suit or Intrepid All Weather Shell in the dryer for the heat will breakdown the fabric and the chemicals in the fabric reducing waterproofness.
3. If there is a dirty spot on the jacket or pants, gently rub the dirty spot with a mild soap, such as dish washing soap to remove the spot. After the spot has been removed with mild soap, rinse with fresh water to remove the soap then hang jacket and/or pants to dry.
Waterproof jackets and pants are relatively easy to care for, most important do not put the jacket and/or pants in the washing machine or dryer as this will breakdown the fabric and the chemicals in the fabric that provide waterproof attributes. Follow the simple instructions above and your Squall Rain Suit and Intrepid All Weather Shell should last for seasons.
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