Smelly goretex

After a long hot slog across Europe my jacket needs a wash. What do you recommend? Any tips and tricks to not destroying it in the wash or tumble dryer?

Thanks

I hand-wash all my bike gear, using regular washing detergents.
Let it air-dry. No radiators and not in direct sun, to avoid shrinkage.

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I use nickwax gore tex washer in the machine.

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Thanks for the replies.

Just be very careful with heat. I killed one of my favourite Goretex jackets because I bunged it in the normal Mixed programme (like I do for everything else) and the heat delaminated all the seaming tape. Duh.

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I’ve been washing Goretex garments for 20-odd years. I use Nikwax Tech Wash followed by Nickwax TX-Direct wash-in to restore the waterproofing. Wash at 30 degrees, it is important to remove any residual washing powder from the powder dispenser before starting. After the TX Direct, I take the suit to the local launderette and use their big tumble dryers to give it a bit of a cook to restore the surface water-repellency. I wash my Aerostich Roadcrafter twice a year like this and it is still all good.

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+1 Nikwax Tech Wash and TX-Direct wash-in.

Treat yourself to some mesh textiles and carry a waterproof over suit in case of rain.

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Next time we do a hot trip I’ll do that. 41 degrees on the Autoroute was a sweat fest.

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I’ve always washed mine with nikwax and let it drip dry so it’s not saturated then put in drying cupboard on low-medium heat

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