Washing Instructions

Washing Instructions

Not only are GORE-TEX® garments 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:

GORE-TEX® OUTERWEAR

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 as a pump-spray or wash-in product to the garment's outer fabric.

GORE-TEX® FOOTWEAR

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
No chlorine bleach. It may damage your footwear.
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.

GORE-TEX® GLOVES

WASH
Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Machine or hand wash in warm water. Gently squeeze glove from fingertips to wrist to remove excess water. Do not twist.
DRY CLEAN
Not applicable.
IRON
Do not iron.
BLEACH
No chlorine bleach. It may damage your glove. 
DRY
Drip-dry with the fingers facing upwards.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments as they can affect breathability. 
STAIN REMOVAL
Use a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray 'n Wash®, following its manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.

GORE-TEX® SCENT CONTROL OUTERWEAR

WASH
Machine-wash warm (104° F/40° C) with unscented detergent after 40 hours of field use. No fabric softener. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
DRY CLEAN
Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
IRON
Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
BLEACH
No chlorine bleach. It may damage your garment.
DRY
Tumble-dry warm. Any warmth after washing is good for the garment as the heat will reactivate the DWR (durable water repellent) treatment on the outer fabric and the scent control odor adsorbing ability. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer.
STAIN REMOVAL
Use an unscented pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray 'n Wash®. Follow the pre-wash manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.

GORE-TEX® SCENT CONTROL FOOTWEAR

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 the out foot bed if applicable.
DRY CLEAN
Not applicable.
IRON
Do not iron.
BLEACH
Do not bleach. It may damage your footwear.
DRY
Dry naturally at moderate temperatures. Avoid direct heat. Convection-style boot driers work well.
SCENT REMOVAL TREATMENT
Scent-eliminating sprays and cover scents will not affect the properties of the GORE-TEX® membrane.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Follow the footwear manufacturer's instructions for treating the external fabric and leather. These treatments will not affect the GORE-TEX® liner.
STAIN REMOVAL
Follow the footwear manufacturer's instructions.

GORE-TEX® WADERS

WASH
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Waders that incorporate neoprene boots should only be washed by hand in cold water and drip-dried. No fabric softener.
DRY CLEAN
Do not dry clean.
IRON
Do not iron.
BLEACH
Do not bleach.
DRY
Tumble-dry warm. The heat from the dryer will help to reactivate the durable water repellent (DWR) treatment on the product's outer fabric.
WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT
Gore recommends applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments as they can affect the product's breathability.
STAIN REMOVAL
Use a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray 'n Wash®. Follow the pre-wash manufacturer's instructions. Rinse well.