General Care Tips for Technical Fabrics
Follow the care instructions provided with the garment
Care instructions are included on the product label located on the inside of most garments. Specific instructions provided by the manufacturer of technical fabrics should be followed in addition to the instructions we provide. We recommend following these instructions in order to maximize the garment's performance and life span.
Consider using specialty cleaning products made for technical fabrics
Specialty cleaning products are available for many technical fabrics. These products rinse away from fabrics leaving no residue, which commonly occur with traditional laundry detergents.
Prepare your garment for washing
We recommend turning garments inside-out, closing all zippers, emptying all pockets and sealing all openings before washing.
Avoid using fabric softeners and dryer sheets
Certain ingredients found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets will reduce fabric's water repellent properties. We recommend avoiding the use of any type of fabric softener for these items.
Please send a message to our Customer Support team or call us by phone at 1-866-613-1386 if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding how to care for Triple Aught Design garments.
Durable Water Repellent
Most of our water proof and water resistant garments are treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating. Over time this coating needs to be replenished as the garment is exposed to use and washing. If your product no longer beads up when exposed to water it is a good indication that it is time to treat your garment with a DWR finish. There are many good DWR products on the market available for purchase.
As a general rule we recommend using a spray-on DWR treatment when you wish to reapply the treatment in between washes. Wash-in DWR treatments are recommended when laundering your garment. We urge you to use a front-loading washer (where available) and recommend allowing the water and DWR detergent to mix before loading in your garments. Tumble dry on low or warm for 10-15 minutes or until your garment is dry to the touch. You can also hang dry your garment, however machine-drying reactivates the DWR properties.
Garments made with Schoeller textiles
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY GARMENTS MADE FROM SCHOELLER TEXTILES TO REVIVE THE DWR.
Garments made with a DWR treatment are generally recommended to be machine dried to reactive the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment in the fabric. However, our Stealth Hoodie LT also features a lamination adhesive, which can be damaged by excessive heat. We recommend using a warm (not hot) iron with a towel between the garment and the iron to reactive the treatment as a safer alternative to machine drying. This method will reduce potential damage to your garment. Remember to use caution when using this method. Our Customer Support team is always available to help you if you have questions.
If ironing is no longer reviving the DWR properties of this textile, we recommend an exterior spray-on or wash-in DWR.
General Knife Care
- Clean knife regularly
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water
- Wipe down and keep knife open until dry
- Lubricate steel components with all-purpose oil
- Keep knife sharpened
Tree sap or gum
Rub the area with a piece of ice. Carefully scrape the gum or sap from the outside edges inward as to avoid spreading. Scrape off as much as you can from your garment. Wash your garment according to the care instructions. If the stain remains attempt to wash it again before machine-drying as this may cause the stain to set in.
Dampen the area and rub in detergent to remove the stain. Wash your garment according to the care instructions. If the stain persists attempt to clean it with a prewash stain remover before machine-drying. Please see product care instructions for specific restrictions.
Most synthetic fabrics will melt or burn if exposed to flame or direct heat. These fabrics are not fire resistant/retardant and we advise not to use them when engaging in any activities where you may be exposed to direct heat or flame.
For care instructions provided by our fabric manufacturers, please see the following links: