How to care for your GORE-TEX gloves
From motorbiking down a highway to skiing in the middle of winter, you want your GORE-TEX gloves to keep your hands dry, comfortable and protected. To keep them in adventure-ready condition, follow these easy glove home care instructions and be sure to check the manufacturer’s care instructions on the inner label too.
- Shake out the glove to make sure there’s no grit or dirt inside the main hand chamber and finger cavities.
- Hand wash in lukewarm water.
- Only use a small amount of liquid detergent
- Don't machine wash (machines can be too rough) or dry clean
- Don't use fabric softeners or bleach
- Gently squeeze water off, from the fingers to the wrist.
- Line dry. Position the gloves with the wrists pointing down.
- Shell gloves can be tumble dried on a low heat setting.
- When gloves are half dry, put them on and make a fist to restore their original shape.
- Don’t place in the sun, or on a heater.
- Don't iron your gloves.
- When water no longer beads and runs off the gloves after washing and drying, you’ll need to re-apply a durable water repellent (DWR).
- Use the pump spray DWR product of your choice.
- Use a water-based leather care product for leather gloves.
Do not place damp leather gloves on other garments: dyed leather can stain when it is wet. • Do your best to protect gloves against damage from buckles, ski edges, and other sharp objects.
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. • Use a pre-wash treatment. • Make sure you rinse the stain removal product off thoroughly before washing.