Performance Wash is a powerful yet gentle bluesign® approved, PFC-free cleaner designed to clean all your outdoor and technical garments. You might think ‘Why buy a cleaner for my gear when I have my normal detergent at home?’. Well, while washing specialist outdoor and technical clothing in regular laundry detergent might make them smell a bit better, it can really impair their performance. This is because all the additives that are imbedded during a normal washing cycle might be great for ordinary clothing, but they actually become nasties when mixed with technical garments – affecting breathability and water-repellency. Fortunately, Grangers Performance Wash gently removes dirt and eliminates odors while removing harmful residue build-up and maintains any remaining water-repellency. We also recommend it as a pre-wash to any waterproofing treatment. This is an ideal product to use ahead of reproofing your gear with Performance Repel Spray.
Specially formulated to clean all technical fabrics and clothing.
Removes dirt, body oils and other material which negatively affects the performance of your jacket
Protects any remaining water-repellent finish
How To Use
Use 50ml capful per large item, or two smaller items. Use half a cap if handwashing.
Pour product directly into the detergent drawer of your Washing Machine.
Wash on a full cycle at 30°C/86°F or according to care label instructions.
Wash your gear! Pollutants like dirt, sweat, road grime, and sunscreen can gunk up zippers (causing them to stick or break), and cause waterproof membranes to deteriorate. We generally recommend that daily commuters wash their jackets once a month or so. Machine wash on the gentle cycle, with COLD water and hang dry. We recommend using liquid detergent, because powders can leave a residue if they do not dissolve completely. Avoid products with fabric softeners or bleach. Granger's Performance wash works great for our gear.
Do not expose to excessive heat. Seam tape can fall apart in a dryer, and it is not a pretty sight. Excessive heat (even a car dashboard in the summer) can also cause multi-layered waterproof fabrics to delaminate.
Store with care. Just because a garment can stuff into its own pocket or stuff sack does not mean it wants to live that way all the time. Hang it up or lay it flat between uses; and make sure it dries completely.
Be kind to your zippers. We sometimes use 2-way zippers for venting, and water-resistant zippers to keep you extra dry. Both of these features can make the zippers harder to operate. Please be gentle with them. In our experience, yanking on them repeatedly will only make them angry. For the occasional extra-sticky spot, we’ve found that regular pencil graphite rubbed on the zipper’s teeth is a good lubricant. (Just don’t wear it over a white shirt that day!)
Spot treat stains. If you have a really tough stain, spot cleaning with liquid dish detergent can help. Never use bleach or harsh chemicals to clean your jacket. To protect the interior of a jacket from stains, be sure to wash new shirts, jerseys and arm warmers before wearing them underneath your jacket to prevent colors from depositing onto the lining.
Perk up your DWR. The DWR (Durable Water Repellant) finish on the outside of a fabric is what makes the water bead and roll off. Over time it will begin to wear or wash off. Don’t despair. Look for spray-on treatments made for waterproof-breathable fabrics like Grangers Performance Repel Plus Spray on Treatment to perk up the DWR. This maximizes the ability of the waterproof-breathable membrane inside the fabric to do its job
Should I put my Showers Pass gear in the dryer?
We do not recommend machine drying gear. Excess heat can damage the fabrics and seam tape on waterproof outerwear, and reflective detailing on socks will lasts longer when line dried. Air drying is also the more environmentally friendly option.
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When to expect your order US
Orders placed between Sunday - 10am (PST) Friday are generally shipped within 24-36 hours, Orders placed after 10am Friday will ship the following Monday or Tuesday.
USPS Priority Mail usually takes 1 to 3 days to arrive UPS Ground usually takes 1 to 5 business days to arrive
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