When the season can start slowly, it is nice when the oilskins are fresh and fully breathable. Even if the weather does not suggest it at the moment, the clothes will definitely be needed again. A wash cycle is particularly important for the vapor permeability of the membrane. This is also possible in the home machine, but some things should be done differently than with normal laundry. It is important to use a special detergent for membranes, available in outdoor stores and online. You also have to do without fabric softener. If such additives are used frequently, the machine even has to run a wash cycle to rinse.
The Hamburg company Segelbekleidung-mieten.de offers sailors who want to save themselves this expense a new service: In addition to rental clothing, private oilskins can now also be sent in for cleaning. In addition to the right detergent for the breathable membranes, the drying process plays a decisive role in activating the water-repellent coating. The clothing can also be impregnated.
In addition to improved breathability, the wash cycle also rinses salt and residues of sunscreen from the fabric, thus extending the life of the membrane. A sailing jacket costs 16 euros to clean, trousers 12 euros; 25 euros are charged for both together. The return shipment is included in each case.
Here it goes to the page of Segelbekleidung-reinigen.de