Expert Tips on How to Care for Your Base Layers

Extend Their Lifespan andPerformance

Are you an experienced skier or hiker eager to optimise your base layers? Discover essential tips for maximising the longevity and comfort of your gear. Our detailed guide offers expert advice on cleaning, storing, and maintaining your base layers, ensuring peak performance season after season.

How often should you wash your Arctic Eco-Sno base layers?

To maintain your Arctic Eco-Sno base layers effectively, washing frequency should match your wear frequency and activity intensity. Typically, it's advised to launder your base layers every few wears, particularly after heavy sweating or visible soiling. However, if your activities are light, you can space out washes. The great news is that your Arctic Eco-Sno base layers are odour-resistant, enabling multiple wears without worrying about unpleasant smells.

How do you clean base layers?

When cleaning your base layers, it's essential to follow the care instructions to maintain their performance and integrity. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Check the Care Label:

Before laundering your base layers, always check the care label for specific washing instructions. Some base layers may require hand washing or gentle machine cycles to prevent damage to the fabric.

Use Mild Detergent:

Opt for a mild, non-abrasive detergent specifically designed for technical fabrics. Avoid using fabric softeners, bleach, or harsh chemicals, as they can degrade the fabric's moisture-wicking and insulating properties.

Cold wash or 30 degree Celsius:

Wash your base layers in cold water or at a 30 degree wash to prevent shrinking and preserve their elasticity. Turn them inside out before placing them in the washing machine to protect the fabric surface.

Avoid High Heat:

To prevent damage to the fabric, avoid using high heat when drying your base layers. Instead, air dry them flat or hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. The good news about your Arctic Eco-Sno base layers they are super quick drying so expect them to be dry within hours of washing.

Store Properly:

Once your base layers are clean and dry, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. Avoid folding them for extended periods, as this can cause creases and wrinkles that may affect their performance.

Washing Pro Tip

Consider utilising a washing bag, like the Guppyfriend Washing Bag.

These pioneering bags are crafted to ensure microfibres liberated from synthetic fabrics during washing, stopping their ingress into our waterways and mitigating microplastic pollution. By merely placing your base layers inside the Guppyfriend Washing Bag before laundering, you can assist in minimising your environmental impact and safeguarding marine ecosystems. It's a modest yet influential stride towards sustainable living and conserving the vitality of our planet's invaluable water resources.

How many times can you wear your base layers?

The number of times you can wear your base layers before washing them depends on various factors, including the intensity of your activities, your level of perspiration, and personal preference. In general, base layers made from moisture wicking materials can be worn multiple times between washes, especially if you're engaging in light activities or wearing them as a second layer. However, if you're skiing in warm conditions or sweating heavily, it's advisable to wash your base layers more frequently to prevent odour buildup and maintain hygiene. Pay attention to any signs of odour or discomfort, and use your discretion to determine when it's time to launder your base layers.

In conclusion, adhering to these expert care tips for your base layers will extend their lifespan, guaranteeing continued top performance and comfort during your adventures on the slopes. With proper maintenance, your base layers will stand ready to keep you warm and dry throughout countless seasons of skiing and hiking.

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