HOW DO I REACTIVATE THE WATERPROOF PROPERTIES OF MY SKI JACKET and pants?

Your ski wear may lose some of its technical qualities over time. With our advice, learn how to reactivate the waterproof properties of your ski jacket. Follow the guide!

How to maintain the waterproof properties of your ski jacket

HERE ARE SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SKI JACKET AND PANTS WATERPROOF

WATER-REPELLENCY AND WATERPROOF:WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

We often confuse these two terms which do not have the same function but which are complementary.

A waterproof membrane prevents water, moisture and air from passing through. To preserve this membrane, we cover it with a fabric that has a water-repellent treatment which allows water to slide off the surface of the garment without being absorbed.This prevents the jacket from getting wet and getting heavy.

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1/ WATERPROOFING SPRAYS

They can easily be found in the high street and allow you to reactivate the water repellency of a fabric. . 

Spray at a distance of about 20 cm, making sure to apply the product evenly and over the entire surface that you want to re-waterproof.

Leave to dry 10 - 12hrs so that the product can well permeate the textile.

2/ THE TUMBLE DRYER

Your jacket and pants must be perfectly dry before re-waterproofing in a dryer.10 minutes, delicate cycle. The heat will reactivate the water repellent treatment. 

Respect these instructions well because a waterproof outfit heated too strongly or for too long can damage all its technical qualities..

BE CAREFUL!
Your jacket and pants must be perfectly dry before re-waterproofing them in a tumble dryer.

3/ THE IRON (be very careful!)

Some manufacturers of waterproof membranes also recommend an iron to reactivate the water repellency of your jacket.

Wedze recommend it: this is anextremely delicate exerciseas it is difficult to control the heat of the iron perfectly. An iron that is too hot can damage the membrane and cause it to lose all of its technical qualities.

4/ THE DRY CLEANERS

If you want to offer your outfit a high-end waterproofing, do not hesitate to entrust it to professionals by taking it to the dry cleaners.You are sure to find it like new, or almost!

YOU NOW HAVE ALL THE TIPS TO HELP YOU PRESERVE THE WATERPROOF PROPERTIES OF YOUR SKI JACKET!

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Chloé

Wedze communication team, made up of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts

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