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Why can't textile jackets be washed?

I have a Firstgear Killimanjaro Air jacket(complete with a few hunderd thousand insect corpses) that says it is to be hand-washed only. I'm thinking if I remove all of the padding/armor and throw it in the washing machine on the 'gentle' setting it will be okay. Anybody tired this or have any suggestions?
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

Nope but I did hand wash and hang dry the JR Phoenix I have. Bugs aside it was nasty the dirt that came out of it

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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

Ive machine washed Aerostitch and JR Textile stuff with no problems. Just use cold water and the gentle cycle after removing the padding, then hang dry. You will want to get some more scotchgaurd and reapply it after it is dry.
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

I washed my first gear jacket without any problems. Removed all the padding and let it hang dry.
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

Go for a ride in the rain. Any time I've been caught in the rain with either of my Joe Rocket Jackets I've washed all of the bug snot off.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

My motoport textile stuff is machine washable and says so on the tag - again as said, cold, gentle cycle, armor removed.
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

Just take the padding out and throw it in the washer on gentle.

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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

Because even the washing machine will make them fall apart.

Just kidding...old joke for some of the regulars.




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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

I machine wash my 'stich Roadcrafter II with Nikwax Techwash(non-detergent) and then TX-Direct wash in waterproofing as per directions on the bottles. No problems here for the last 8 years or so...

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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

Over 4 hours! Get slow there, maybe textile is safe at those speeds

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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

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Because no one has lived long enough in one to have to clean it before....

Just kidding...old joke for some of the regulars.


Fixed it for ya. For some of the regulars.

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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

I hand wash my textile in the bathtub. Then hang dry.
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

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Ive machine washed Aerostitch and JR Textile stuff with no problems. Just use cold water and the gentle cycle after removing the padding, then hang dry. You will want to get some more scotchgaurd and reapply it after it is dry.
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

You'd probably be ok if you have a front loading washer that tumbles the clothing instead of the agitator in the middle.
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Re: Why can't textile jackets be washed?

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Fixed it for ya. For some of the regulars.





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