Willyfinder Ski Suits are safe to wash when dirty.
As with all waterproof technical wear, our mens and womens waterproof ski suits should never be washed using ordinary detergent, soap or fabric softener. Chemicals in these detergents can break down the waterproofing in your ski suit, meaning that they may not perform as intended after a wash. Instead we recommend that you use a cleaning fluid specially designed for technical outerwear.
There are a number of technical outerwear cleaning fluids out there but we have seen great results with either Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash. Whatever you use, make sure that it is suitable for water repellent and breathable fabric.
To clean your suit
Do not iron or dry clean your all-in-one ski suits. We do not recommend you dry in a tumble dryer, but if you have to, only do this on a low heat.
What happens if I wash my suit in normal detergent?
If you do wash your Ski Suit with normal detergent, not all may be lost. The best course of action is to rewash it as soon as possible with proper technical clothing cleaner and reproof it (see below). It may take several cycles to regain performance.
For most people, washing your suit as specified above is enough to bring back the performance of a ski suit. However, if you notice that the fabric on your ski suit has started to absorb moisture rather than repel it, you may need to reproof your garment. If you follow the above instructions, you shouldn’t need to reproof your Ski Suit every time you wash it. But, we do recommend that you reproof when needed.
To reproof your ski suit, you can use either a reproofing spray or a wash in waterproofer.
Again Nikwax TX. Direct or Grangers Clothing Repel have given us good results in the past.
Instructions are as follows