Frequently Asked Questions - On Clothing Care
Q: How should I wash my Waterproof Garment?
A: Always follow the care symbols on the inner label when washing your jacket. It is advised that you use pure soap such as Regatta non-detergent Cleaner when washing your Regatta waterproof garment. Avoid use of biological washing powders or fabric conditioners as these may leave a residue that could affect the breathability of your garment and de-activate the water repellent finish.
Q: How do I remove stains such as oil and grease?
A: Avoid using a commercial stain remover to erase stains, as the waterproof coating on your Regatta jacket is NOT resistant to chemicals. Treat your garment as directed on the care label. This method may not remove oil and grease, but using a stain-removing product or biological washing powder may cause your garment to degrade.
Q: Do I really need to reproof my garment?
A: Reproofing your garment on a regular basis enhances its technical performance. Every time the jacket is washed as directed on the care label, it should also be re-proofed. Use either Regatta Wash-in Reproofer or Regatta spray-on Reproofer.
Q: What is the life expectancy of a waterproof jacket?
A: Remember that all Regatta Isotex garments are guaranteed to be windproof, waterproof and breathable for 3 years. Given that you choose the correct garment for your activity and it is properly maintained, you should expect to enjoy your jacket long after its guarantee has expired.
Frequently Asked Questions on Footwear Care
Q: How should I wash my footwear, particularly after a muddy walk?
A: Rinse off mud and dirt with plain water. Remove any stubborn dirt with a sponge, damp cloth or brush. Do not clean the footwear in a washing machine as this may permanently damage it. Hand wash only in tepid plain water.
Q: Can I tumble dry my footwear?
A: Dry your footwear naturally over time in a cool, dry place with good air circulation (Never force dry your boots as this will damage the leather uppers). Never use a tumble dryer.
Q: Is there any way I can prolong the life of my water resistant boots or shoes?
A: Water resistant footwear - Regularly apply a suitable waterproofing treatment applicable to the type of footwear you have purchased. This will help to maintain performance and also ensure easier cleaning. Isotex lined footwear should be treated with proofing agents that will not restrict the breathability of the upper components. Consult your retailer for further information.