Repairing Holes In Eco-Shell Garments
There are now plenty of repair kits on the market for patching holes in shell garments. . So you don’t have to get rid of your shell gear at the first sign of a hole.
We recommend repairing holes as soon as you see them – if you put it off they’ll likely just get bigger and become much harder to deal with. Most shell garment repair kits include small amounts of water-resistant adhesive fabric that you cut to shape and press onto the outer material. They’re cost effective ways of extending the lifetime of your waterproof clothing. A good tip is to round the corners to make them less likely to catch and peel off.
Washing Eco-Shell Garments
You can wash your Eco-Shell garments in the washing machine. We recommend a mild liquid detergent, a slow spin-cycle and a temperature of 30°C. And to be kinder to the environment, only wash your Eco-Shell gear when it really needs it – this also means you won’t need to reapply the DWR so often either. We suggest closing all zips and releasing drawstrings before washing.
It’s a good idea to run an extra spin-cycle without detergent after the regular cycle. This is just to make sure all the washing liquid has been removed. And don’t use a rinse aid. For drying, follow the instructions above. You can read our general care advice here.