Clothing Care

clothing care guides

Looking after your outdoor technical clothing can be difficult. You may ask yourself “is detergent ok to use on my hiking jacket?’, or perhaps “what’s the best way to reproof my waterproof trousers?”. Our clothing care guides offer advice and guidance on the best method of washing, reproofing and caring for your technical outdoor clothing.

Explore our Clothing Care guides below:

The History of Waxed Country Clothing!

Customers often ask about the history of waxed country clothing. This seems to be an area of great interest! It appears that the process of ‘waxing’ can be traced back to the 15th century! The sails of clipper ships were oiled… Continue reading →

Teflon Fabric Protector – The Benefits!

What is Teflon and why has my clothing been coated in this fabric protector? Many modern outdoor clothing and outdoor equipment items will have been coated with a Teflon protector by their manufacturers. This begs the question: “What really is… Continue reading →

What does Hydrostatic Head mean?

When buying outdoor clothing or equipment, you may come across the term ‘Hydrostatic Head’. This term refers to how waterproof the fabric is. If an outdoor jacket has a Hydrostatic Head (HH) measurement of 5000mm, this means the fabric can… Continue reading →

Dexshell Care Instructions

Dexshell Waterproof Socks, Hats and Gloves Due to the unique construction of the Dexshell product range, a little extra care is needed to ensure they continue to perform to their highest level. In order to ensure your waterproof socks, hats and gloves… Continue reading →

Dexshell technology and materials

Dexshell have designed and manufactured a range of products that are fully waterproof, breathable and windproof. Using a unique three layer construction, Dexshell are able to offer top performing products. The three layers include: Layer 1: Durable outer layer Layer… Continue reading →

New and Improved Nikwax Cotton Proof

When out walking, it can be a burden having to carry a pair of  waterproof over- trousers with you just in case it rains!   Well, don’t despair, there is an alternative!  You could simply  treat your cotton or poly-cotton… Continue reading →

Ever wondered how to re-waterproof a jacket?

Nikwax Wash and Waterproofing Treatments for your Country Clothing and Outdoor Gear With the torrential down pours we have experienced over the last few months, I’m sure a lot of jackets and trousers will need re-proofing. Does your jacket look… Continue reading →

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