Washing & Care

To extend product lifetime and maximize its quality and performance, we recommend following our wash and care instructions. While your product will not endure forever, we recommend protecting your investment and giving it the attention it deserves.

100% Supima Cotton Shirts
  • Wash with like colors
  • Turn inside out to wash
  • Machine wash cold
  • Hang dry
*Please allow for 5% shrinkage on first wash.
Getting your jersey ready for the wash

Even before you put your jersey in the washer, there are things you can do to make the cleaning more effective.

  • Turn your jersey inside out.
  • Make sure to zip zippers and close hook-and-loop fasteners before washing.
Wash cycling clothing separately

Wash your cycling gear separate from your regular laundry. They’re “delicate” and should be treated as such.

Make sure to use the delicate cycle on your washing machine.

Check your pockets!
Don’t forget to check your pockets. Gels and energy snacks can make for a serious mess and ruin a really nice jersey.
Washing your gear right away

Washing your gear right away means you won’t allow odor-causing bacteria to build up, embedding deeply into the synthetic material where it may never actually get out again.

If for some reason you can't get your kit in the wash right away, at least hang it up to dry and wash it as soon as you can.

Don't rewear your cycling clothes

We've all been guilty of this one, at least once, but re-wearing your kit, even after a short ride is never a good idea.

Odor is caused by bacteria, which is still going to be present, even if the perspiration you put out was mostly evaporated as you rode.

When you re-wear your gear, you are allowing odors to settle and thoroughly embed into the material, which means the next time around you might be…well…unpleasant to be around.

Even more concerning is that wearing the same pair of shorts a couple of days in a row means the chamois will be more prone to causing rashes and chafing thanks to the bacteria built up there.

Detergents free from dyes, perfumes and softeners

Stick with gentle detergents since most of those developed with ‘sports’ in mind are meant to handle ground-in dirt and grass stains (baseball or football) and are too harsh for cycling apparel.

Stay away from detergents with dyes, perfumes and softeners. Residue from these types of detergents prevent high-performance fabrics, meant to channel moisture away from your skin, from doing their job.

Wash on the cold cycle

We’ve all succumbed to the notion that the hotter the water, the better, especially when attempting to achieve better hygiene.

The fact is, this is not the case with cycling or hi-tech athletic apparel. It can actually do just the opposite and drastically alter and compromise the lifetime of the apparel.

Washing cycling gear at 100° F, a moderate temperature more than sufficient to ensure the non proliferation of bacteria.

If you use gentle bleach-free detergents, you can kill bacteria at even lower temperatures.

Washing at a moderate or even cold temperatures prevents damage to the fabrics and foams which have treated with bacteriostatic properties, to help maintain the physiological bacterial colonies resident on the skin. It’s these colonies that are extremely important for the normal skin function.

So, when it comes to cycling apparel, high temperature washing does not add benefit.

Don't use the dryer

Hang your cycling clothes or technical apparel to air dry.

Many types of cycling-specific fabrics, from wool to synthetics, will not do well in the dryer.

Even low temperatures in the dryer may break down the integrity of the garment and its technical components over time..

Read the care labels

Follow these guidelines and you should be able to get lots of miles and continued high-performance from your technical cycling apparel for years to come.

And, of course, these are general care statements, so make sure to check individual tags on your garments as some technical products/fabrics may have some different care guidelines for reasons specific to that item.