Kit care tips with Mr Bumps
HAVE you noticed your jackets and pants looking wet when the weather is a little bit damp?
Your gear may not be getting wet on the inside, but you may find that the breathability may not be as good as it was.
All is not lost plain.
Waterproof/breathable outerwear needs maintenance.
No matter what happens the waterproof membrane or coating on the inside of the outer fabric usually remains waterproof.
If you find yourself feeling damp on the inside it’s likely that the breathability has been compromised.
Outerwear has a water repellent coating on the outside that causes water to bead and run off.
This coating wears off through abrasion and washing.
When this coating is lost the fabric looks wet.
This reduces the breathability to the point that it’s like wearing a plastic bag. You get real sweaty. The coating needs to be replaced by using products specially formulated to improve waterproofing and breathability such as the NIKWAX TX Direct in either a spray or a wash in product or a silicone water
- let me ex- guard spray if your issues are just water repellence.
During springtime spots of grease often magically appear on your jacket or pants?
I’m here to solve two mysteries.
One, the spots of grease fall off the lift towers as your chairlift goes underneath them.
Secondly, there is a way to get the grease off without compromising your gear.
The grease spots can be easily removed by using Eu- calyptus Oil.
To do this, dampen the fabric, and then drop a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil onto a clean damp cloth.
Using the cloth gently rub the stain until you see it move.
Once it begins to move gently rub the stain between your fingers, adding another drop of oil if needed.
This should remove stain.
Remember to rinse straight after to avoid any staining.