GoreTex Care

Soldato
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Right,

I got pretty damp on the way home last night even though I was wearing a goretex packlite jacket. I've washed it recently and apparently after washing goretex you are supposed to tumble dry it to 'reactivate' the DWR waterproofing. Unfortunately I don't have a tumbledryer.

Anyone know if ironing (with a cloth between the iron and the fabric) will have the same effect, or do I have to speak nicely to my neighbours?
 
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I think an iron would apply to much heat direclty. And I would think they would say an iron would do it the trick if it could.

Its time for you to chat up your neighbour me thinks
 
Soldato
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You can iron GoreTex, it's listed as part of the care intructions, but I think it's actually heat over too short a time to help the DWR.

Will get some nikwax tonight and talk nicely to next door. Shame.
 
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