Love your new jacket? You should! After all of the time, research, and money you’ve invested into it, you should feel proud to be the owner of a brand new waterproof GORE-TEX jacket.
Owners ofthe Men's Foray Jacket or Women's Aspire Jacket youhave an extra reason to be proud of their recent purchases: Each of these pieces use a new type of GORE-TEX that eliminates PFCs of environmental concerns from our production process – and from the earth. This is awesome news for each of us outdoor enthusiasts who want to protect the lands we live to explore, but it does affect the way that our gear performs, and the way we need to care for it.
Learn more about what PFCs are, and GORE’s new initiative, in their guest article: What You Should Know About GORE-TEX Garments and Their New PFCEC Free DWR.
The new DWR in your Gore-Tex Jacket or Pants requires that you take one extra step to ensure your gear will last as long as possible:
ACTIVATE YOUR RAINWEAR PRIOR TO FIRST USE!
Before you take your new rain jacket or pants outside, you’ll want to follow these simple steps to maximize the efficiency of your gear’s Durable Water Repellant (DWR).
1. Ensure the pockets or your jacket or pants are empty.
2. Tumble dry for 20 minutes on medium heat.
3. Get outside and enjoy the rain.
4. Follow manufacturer recommendations on the care tag for future care.
Investing in the performance and longevity of your Foray and Aspire pieces is as simple as that. Don’t be afraid to repeat these steps anytime you notice that your rainwear could use a little extra love.