Gore-tex Guarantee

The Element jacket and pants are manufactured from three layer Gore-Tex® fabrics. These garments are easy to clean and care for due to the unique durability of Gore-Tex® laminated fabrics. Unlike conventional coated "waterproof" fabrics, your Element garments will NOT deteriorate with machine washing, as long as you follow these simple instructions.

Cleaning:

Cleaing

Machine-wash in warm water.
Use powder detergent.
Rinse well.
Do not bleach

If planning to use Revivex® restorative; Run the garment through another cycle WITHOUT detergent.

Revivex Treatment:

Revivex

The three layer GORE-TEX® fabric has an 'active' DWR fluoropolymer coating on its surface to provide improved comfort and shorter drying time. Without the DWR, the outer fabric would become surface saturated by rain, water would no longer bead and the condition known as 'wet out' occurs. The wearer may feel damp and clammy due to the conductive and evaporative heat loss from the body to the garment.

After prolonged use the DWR can "wear out" but fortunately this can be returned to better than new with Revivex®. We recommend using Revivex® every 8-12 months.

After washing as above, hang the garment on a hanger and close all zips and studs.

Apply the Revivex® treatment with the convenient pump spray pack. Make sure that the garment is evenly coated.

The suit should then be tumble dried to "process" the Revivex® Flouropolymer.

Tumble Drying:

tumble dry

The Element series garments can be safely tumble-dried.

As long as the following directions are followed there is no need to remove the Body Defence pads.

Use a large drier such as those at a Laundromat.

Do NOT use a domestic drier – they are too small, the fabric needs to tumble.

Medium heat setting only.

It will take approximately 30-45 mins depending on the dryer.

Storing your Element garment:

The GORE-TEX® fabric is completely inert, however leaving the garments mouldering in the back of the garage is not a particularly good idea.

Always ensure that the garments have airflow around them, even when storing for a short period (over the back of a chair is perfect).

When storing for longer periods place jackets on a broad well shaped hanger and pants on a proper pants hanger, in a breathable Tiger Angel suit bag. Store in a well ventilated area away from high heat sources.

Element Jacket - All weather GORE-TEX® fabric jacket

Element Pants - All weather GORE-TEX® fabric pants