Here's how we work
When you bring your sleeping bag, outerwear or winter sports apparel to our washing service, we check how your equipment was waterproofed and made breathable. There are two techniques for this:
This technique applies a breathable, waterproof layer with an extra durable water repellent (DWR) film. The coating's durability diminishes after repeated washings. The coating is also subject to normal wear and tear (e.g. when using a backpack). The DWR layer can be restored. We treat the items with a product manufactured by Nikwax or Grangers. Your jacket will be waterproof and retain its breathability. The raindrops will bead up and roll off your jacket once the coating is applied.
This technique uses a membrane that is incorporated in the fabric with an extra DWR layer on the exterior. Fabrics with a membrane are more durable and less sensitive to wear and tear than a coating. But don't forget, the water repellent layer must be re-applied regularly. The membrane remains waterproof at all times, even after repeated washing.
You can choose which treatment you want for each item being washed. There is a stubborn stain on your jacket? You have a down sleeping bag? No problem! We also offer the options â€œExtra stain removalâ€� and â€œDownâ€�. You can be sure that your items will be washed to your specifications.
Example: have a down jacket washed, impregnated and stains removed for €29 (€20 + €6 + €3) or €24 (€17 + €5 + €2) if you are an Explore More Member.