Washing Instructions

Not only are GORE-TEX® products built to last, they are easy to care for. Routine care will ensure excellent performance and extend their useful life. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions ─ typically found on the inside tag.

If you still have questions after reading the information below, contact Gore Customer Service at 1-800-GORE-TEX.

Click below for specific care and washing instructions:

Outerwear
Footwear
Gloves
Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions to ensure high performance.
Wash
Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105º F/40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.
Bleach
Do not use chlorine bleach.
Dry
Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.
Iron
If unable to tumble dry, iron the dry garment on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate the DWR treatment on your garment’s outer fabric.
Dry Clean
Gore recommends home laundering. If professional dry cleaning is necessary, request that the cleaner use clear distilled hydrocarbon solvent for rinsing and then spray DWR on the garment’s outer fabric before drying. Follow garment manufacturer’s instructions.
Water Repellent Treatment
When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment (available at local outdoor retailers) to the garment’s outer fabric.
Easy Care of GORE-TEX® Outerwear (how to wash, dry and reactivate DWR)

Special care
  • Wash GORE-TEX® Scent Control Outerwear with unscented detergent after 40 hours of field use
  • Waders that incorporate neoprene boots should only be washed by hand in cold water and drip-dried. No fabric softener.
Wash
Clean the exterior with a cloth or brush and lukewarm water. The manufacturer may recommend leather treatment or preservation. Shake out sand, gravel, and dirt from inside the footwear. Remove and shake out the foot bed if applicable.
Dry Clean
Not applicable.
Iron
Not applicable.
Bleach
Do not use chlorine bleach.
Dry
Dry naturally at moderate temperatures. Avoid direct heat. Convection- style boot driers work well.
Water Repellent Treatment
We do not recommend the use of waterproofing waxes or greases as they can affect the footwear's breathability. Apply only treatments, polishes, conditioners, and dressings recommended by the manufacturer.
Stain Removal
Follow the footwear manufacturer's instructions.
Easy Care of GORE-TEX® Footwear (how to wash and dry)

Special care for GORE-TEX® Scent Control Footwear

Scent-eliminating sprays and cover scents will not affect the properties of the GORE-TEX® membrane.

Be sure to follow the gloves manufacturer’s instructions to ensure high performance.

Wash
Hand wash your gloves in lukewarm water with little detergent. Do not use fabric softener.
Dry Clean
Not applicable.
Iron
Do not iron.
Bleach
No chlorine bleach. It may damage your glove.
Dry
After washing, gently squeeze them from finger to wrist to remove any excess water. When you dry your gloves you should position them so that the wrist opening points downwards. Do not place them in direct sunlight or on a heater to dry. Dry leather gloves at room temperature. Shell gloves can be tumble dried at a low heat setting.
Water Repellent Treatment
Restore the water repellency at regular intervals to maintain the beading effect. Use a water based repellent restorative.
Stain
Use a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray 'n Wash®, following its manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.
Easy Care of GORE-TEX® Gloves (how to wash, dry and reactivate DWR)

Care Tips
  • Put on your gloves in a half dry state and make a fist to restore them to their original shape.
  • Do not place damp gloves on other garments. Dyed leather can stain when it is wet.
  • Protect your gloves against mechanical impact from buckles, ski edges, and other sharp objects.
  • Return Guide

    If you believe your GORE-TEX® product is experiencing problems, check this guide first for advice on how solve them.
  • Restoring Water Repellency

    DWR is not permanent. The good news is that restoring the water repellency of your GORE-TEX® product is extremely easy.
  • Repair Information

    Repair kits allow you to make instant repairs. Or contact an authoriszed repair center if your GORE-TEX® garment needs a permanent repair.