Good tech wear has two main performances: regulating your body temperature and dealing with moisture. It’s an investment that you will benefit from for a long time to come, as long as you care for it properly. So what is the best way to keep your tech wear fresh and working efficiently?
Wash your gear sparingly and separately from other laundry
Sigma Fit’s tech wear is designed to reduce stains and odors, so you don’t have to wash it as often as your regular clothing. Instead, hang your tech clothing on a good, sturdy hanger and let it air out between uses.
When you do clean your tech wear, wash it separately from the rest of your clothing and use a gentle detergent.
Wash your performance clothing with gentle detergents
Not all laundry detergents are created equal. When used at their full capacity, regular laundry detergents can cause fibers to soak up more water, which can reduce the moisture wicking properties of any piece of technical clothing. It can also oversaturate fabrics and cause them to pill up.
Gentle detergents are your best bet for keeping your gear fully functional and looking its best. There are several effective garment cleaning products on the market that you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on. Baby detergents, “gentle & free” detergents, cleaning products designed for tech wear or any water-based detergent are all good options to make your performance clothing last longer.
Don’t want to drop the extra money on a different detergent? No problem—just use less detergent than you normally would use. A little goes a long way with tech wear and will keep your clothing from oversaturating and losing its beneficial properties.
Use the delicates cycle to wash your gear
Whenever you wash your tech wear, treat it like you would any delicate clothing product. All washing machines offer either delicate wash settings or reduced spin speeds for sensitive products. You could also do it the old fashioned way and hand wash it in the sink to be extra careful!