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Old 11-08-2019, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i finally got my new gear, a set of FXR adrenaline that mostly fit well enough i'm happy with. so now i want to wash my old(6+years old) F.A.S.T jacket, as it's still way too warm to switch to the new one, any suggestions on how to clean it? it's too worn to read the stamped label.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure what a FAST jacket is, I had a FXR race shell that had a white lining on the inside (water repellent layer?). It self destructed in the washer washing as the label instructed. Be careful and following instructions doesn't always work.



White shit all over everything for a couple of loads after that mishap.
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I always wash my gear on delicate cold cycle and hang to dry.

This is also from spending a decade on a gear washing forum so I know what i'm talking about.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure what a FAST jacket is, I had a FXR race shell that had a white lining on the inside (water repellent layer?). It self destructed in the washer washing as the label instructed. Be careful and following instructions doesn't always work.



White shit all over everything for a couple of loads after that mishap.
FAST= float assist safety tech, basically helps you float if you go through the ice. oh and that's the exact reason why i'm asking, last thing i want is to ruin the jacket or the washes lol.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I always wash my gear on delicate cold cycle and hang to dry.

This is also from spending a decade on a gear washing forum so I know what i'm talking about.
guess i'll try that, and wash the hubby's old jackets too with a hope and a prayer.
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I just bring mine to the cleaners and pick it up a couple days later. Otherwise when doing several trips up in quebec for a season i never bothered to have it cleaned...a grubby jacket, and bibs builds character.
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I just bring mine to the cleaners and pick it up a couple days later. Otherwise when doing several trips up in quebec for a season i never bothered to have it cleaned...a grubby jacket, and bibs builds character.
it's been my winter jacket for the last 6 ish years, not just for sledding, so the bright green/yellow is grungy from being at the garage and stuff... plus it smells like exhaust lmao.
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it's been my winter jacket for the last 6 ish years, not just for sledding, so the bright green/yellow is grungy from being at the garage and stuff... plus it smells like exhaust lmao.
You mean that sweet smell of 2-stroke smoke!!
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it's been my winter jacket for the last 6 ish years, not just for sledding, so the bright green/yellow is grungy from being at the garage and stuff... plus it smells like exhaust lmao.
You mean, smells like memories!
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As Gocky said. Wash on delicate cold and hang dry or lowest setting on dryer. Improperly washing/drying your gear can degrade the water/wind proofing capability of your clothing.
Haven't tried dry cleaning my stuff.
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