During the mid-seasons, one of the most exploited outerwear during the mid-seasons is the windbreaker, medium weight, and great comfort when the weather is danceable. The fabric is usually a technical type, very light and resistant, a mixture of polyester and nylon, which protects from rain and wind without weighing down or binding the movements.
But anoraks, unlike those of jeans or other natural fabrics, often leave some perplexity if they need to be washed. The material, in fact, raises doubts, so much so that often people prefer to take these garments to the laundry and have them dry cleaned in order not to run the risk of ruining or discoloring them.
In reality, unless otherwise noted on the label, you can wash the windbreaker by hand or even in the washing machine, in this case using a delicate program. Certainly, manual washing is the most appropriate, paying attention to the subsequent drying phase, which is equally important.
First of all, if there are stains on the jacket, take care of them before any other washing and cleaning process. If it comes to grease stains, it is essential to absorb the excess grease with absorbent paper. Only afterward can you apply a solvent for technical clothes or an emulsion of water and dish detergent to degrease.
A damp non-abrasive sponge will help us rub the stain in a delicate but effective way until all dirt traces are eliminated. The other stains can be treated with 3% hydrogen peroxide solutions, which will neutralize the stain, after which you can rinse and wash.
In a large basin, pour hot water at about 35° C and mix a mild detergent without bleach. At this point, immerse the anorak and let it soak for ten minutes, then rub to remove traces of dirt and dust. Rinse the anorak with cold running water, eliminating excess moisture without squeezing too much, then lay it on a surface covered with a sponge cloth.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff