Do not dry clean or bleach our mTEX functional textiles and wash them at a temperature of just 30°C. In addition, please note that all mTEX textiles have been treated with an industrial impregnation to prevent the material from becoming saturated with water. However, this impregnation washes out over time. Don't worry, your jacket is still waterproof. This is ensured by the membrane and welded seams. To refresh the water-repellent effect, simply use a special impregnation and then, once the garment is dry, iron it at a low temperature and without steam.
On the label, you'll see "wash at 30°C in a delicates cycle". However, dry cleaning is also possible. Do not use any bleaching agents. In the same way as with normal textiles, this can affect the colors. Do not tumble dry. What's more, this is hardly necessary as our dryprotec blouses and shirts are very fast drying.
Fleece garments should also ideally be washed at 30°C in a delicates program. Quickly shake the item after taking it out of the washing machine to avoid the need for ironing. As a general rule, we advise against ironing, as even ironing at a low temperature flattens the fibers of the fleece and the garment loses its cuddly feel and insulating effects until the next wash.
The recommended cleaning methods for soft shells are a delicates program at 30°C or dry cleaning, to keep the soft shell material looking good for longer. In the same way as with a fleece, quickly shaking the item out after washing can avoid the need for ironing. Since most soft shells have been treated with a water-repellent impregnation, this also needs to be refreshed from time to time.
Maier Sports functional pants can be machine washed at 30°C or dry cleaned. Although our textiles have a long life cycle, for example with regard to water-repellent and dirt-repellent effects, pants must still be washed and cared for. You can use special Teflon sprays to refresh the dirt-repellent Teflon treatment.
Ideally, functional textiles should be spun for a short time at a low speed. If specified on the care label, the garments can then be dried in a tumble dryer at a low temperature. Second option: hang outside to dry naturally. Tip: you can choose a lower spin cycle for this. If the garment is quite wet when you hang it up, fewer creases will form when it dries.
You can easily check whether or not a garment needs an impregnation treatment: spread the item flat on the floor and spray it with a few drops of water. If little droplets form, the water-repellent effect is still working. If the water spreads and penetrates the fabric, this means it is time to refresh the impregnation. To do this, either add the impregnation treatment to the washing program or apply it as a spray and then activate it using heat – by ironing or in a tumble dryer – according to the instructions on the packaging.
You can find special mild detergents for functional textiles. Alternatively, you should ideally use a gentle liquid detergent. These are particularly suitable for functional textiles as they leave very little surfactant residue and are kinder to the fabric. In general, do not use any fabric conditioners. These impair the breathability of membranes or coated textiles.
You can find special mild detergents for functional textiles. Alternatively, you should ideally use a mild liquid detergent. These are particularly suitable for functional textiles as they leave very little surfactant residue and are kinder to the fabric. In general, do not use any fabric conditioners. These impair the breathability of membranes or coated textiles.