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Product Care Instructions

H2Xtreme®

H2Xtreme®

  • Routine product care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your H2Xtreme® garments.
  • Read the care label for specific washing/drying instructions.
  • According to best practices for most waterproof/breathable outerwear, it is recommended to wash according to the following usage:
    • Light activity (casual, walking): Wash after 20 to 30 days of use.
    • Heavy activity (skiing, running, hiking): Wash after 10 to 15 days of use.
  • Zip up all zippers and hook-and-loop closures to prevent snags, release tension on all elastic draw cords.
  • Wash with cold water on the gentle, low spin cycle with like colors.
  • Use mild detergent, preferably non-toxic and biodegradable. We recommend NIKWAX TECH WASH® NIKWAX TECH WASH®- the #1 easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment - to effectively clean while reviving breathability and water repellency.
  • Do not add fabric softener, the strong chemicals can break down waterproofing/DWR elements.
  • Dry your garments on tumble, low heat if recommended on the label. Alternatively, hang dry in a well-ventilated area.
  • Do not bleach. Do not dry clean.
  • If needed, iron on a cool setting to avoid damaging logos or material that comes in contact with high heat.

H2X-Dry®

H2X-Dry®

  • Read the care label for specific washing/drying instruction details.
  • Zip up all zippers and hook-and-loop closures to prevent snags.
  • Wash inside-out with cold water on the gentle, low spin cycle like colors.
  • Use mild detergent, preferably non-toxic and biodegradable. We recommend NIKWAX BASEWASH® ,a gentle detergent that removes dirt, sweat and embedded odors. It deodorizes and freshens while enhancing the wicking and drying time of next-to-skin synthetic technical performance clothing.
  • Do not bleach. Do not dry clean.
  • Do not add fabric softener or dryer sheets, the strong chemicals can degrade overall durability.
  • Air dry or tumble dry on low heat. High heat can reduce the H2X-DRY performance and contribute to static cling.
  • If needed, iron on a cool setting to avoid damaging logos or material that comes in contact with high heat.

Fleece Garment

  • Read the care label for specific washing/drying instruction details.
  • Zip up all zippers and hook-and-loop closures to prevent snags.
  • Turn the garment inside out to prevent pilling formation.
  • Wash with cold water on the gentle cycle with like colors.
  • Use mild detergent, preferably non-toxic and biodegradable.
  • Do not bleach. Do not dry clean.
  • Do not add fabric softener or dryer sheets, the strong chemicals can degrade overall durability.
  • Air dry is recommended. If a dryer must be used, use the air tumble dry or low heat settings.
  • Do not iron fabric or decoration.

Backpacks and Waterproof Bags

  • Use a non-detergent soap with a soft brush and then rinse with cool water.
  • Do not machine wash or dry your pack.
  • Do not use hot water, bleach, dishwashing liquid, pre-soaking solutions, or spot removers.
  • Do not use chemical solvents to clean your Stormtech bags as solvents may damage the fabric performance, water-resistance of the materials, and zippers. 
  • Note that any use of chemical solvents will void the Stormtech product Warranty.

Re-Waterproofing Your Garments

  • A Durable Water Repellent (DWR) keeps water from absorbing into your garment. DWR can diminish in performance over time through abrasion, repeated washing, body oils, dirt and other factors. When water will no longer bead on the outer fabric of your garment, you know it's time to re-apply a DWR treatment.
  • Stormtech is proud to use PFC-free DWR in our products. By choosing Stormtech PFC-free garments you are making an important decision to protect the environment. To re-waterproof your garment in an environmentally-sustainable way, we recommend the use of the following PFC-free Nikwax products:
  • NIKWAX TX.​Direct® Spray-On The No.​1 high performance waterproofing for breathable waterproof outerwear, including all H2Extreme® garments. PFC-free and solvent-free, simply spray on your garment and let air dry. Nikwax TX.​Direct® Spray-On has been specifically designed and optimized for breathable waterproof garments; it leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres allowing moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability. The spray-on application allows for direct treatment of areas which require it most (e.​g.​ elbows and seams on jackets) and will not compromise the properties of internal wicking liners.
  • NIKWAX SOFTSHELL PROOF®  Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Wash-In is easy and quick to apply in a washing machine, and its highly durable PFC-free DWR develops on air drying. The washing machine application ensures that the treatment goes right through the garment, treating seams, tapes and cords, as well as the fabric. Also, as the need for tumble drying is removed, this saves energy and protects more vulnerable, older, garments from heat. Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Wash-In has been specifically designed and optimized for softshell garments; it leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibers allowing moisture vapor to pass through, maintaining breathability

Cleaning & Waterproofing Solutions.

Stormtech carries NIKWAX® products that provide cleaning and waterproofing solutions for your PFC-Free and H2Xtreme® gear that are water-based, easy to use, and safe. For more detailed information, please feel free to contact us

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