Love your Gear Longer
Your Rainbird is designed for the outdoors and deserves to go on adventures for many years to come but all gear needs a little love to keep it adventure ready. A small act of kindness can go a long way and your Rainbird is no exception, also it's better for the environment that we care for our gear instead of buying new. So what better solution than giving you the know how so you can love them longer!
After a day full of activities, you’ll want to make sure that you wipe away any dirt or marks before storing away your garment.
Giving your clothing a chance to air out after use will also help ensure your outerwear has a long and happy life. If you notice that the breathability of your garment has lessened over time, it's usually an indication that it needs to be washed.
You should always start by checking the instructions on our care labels located inside all our garments. We advise only washing your Rainbird product when it really needs it. Machine washing leads to wear and tear and causes strain on zips and other trims.
Instead, we recommend hand washing with cool water and mild soap. If your garment has a faux fur attached, then we advise removing this before washing and ensure all zippers and fasteners have been closed.
Avoid using a fabric softener as it can leave a waxy residue on your clothing that can impair the functionality of your garment such as affecting its ability to wick away moisture.
Our fleeces and softshells are safe to machine wash. Use a detergent suited to the garments you’re washing and avoid bleach at all costs, choose a cold gentle cycle.
Tumble drying, dry cleaning or ironing can also place stress on your garments and can cause unnecessary harm such as damage to a jackets membrane or even melting of fabric. We recommend hanging up your clothing to air dry in the shade instead like the good old days!
Whether you're using them every day or tucking them away for a while, it's important to give your garments a clean before any storage happens. This little act of love will help prevent odours, stains, and dirt build-up.
You should always ensure that your clothing is 100% dry before storing away and choose areas that are dry, well-ventilated and are shielded from direct sunlight and heat. Beware of damp and poorly ventilated storage areas, as they can encourage unwanted mould growth.