Washing & Care
CASTELLI CYCLING JERSEYS/BIBSHORTS
Castelli selects materials that will maximize your performance but that sometimes require some extra care in washing. We cannot guarantee that your Castelli product will last forever, but we can encourage you follow the care instructions below to maximize the products’ performance and lifetime.
Washing instructions are printed on a white tag inside the garment.
- Always read the care label before washing.
- Close all zips and velcro fasteners and then turn the garment inside out.
- Wash with liquid detergent and rinse thoroughly, lukewarm water (max.30°C)
- Do not use a fabric softener! This can destroy the wicking treatments, membranes, water repellent treatments, etc.
- Hang dry or leave the garment flat to dry, but do not tumble dry.
The Castelli waterproof jackets and vests have been treated with a Durable Water-Repellant finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. This coating needs to be replenished periodically, following the directions below or by applying a commercially available water repellent product.
To maintain optimal wind and water resistance, apply a water repellent treatment to clean and dry fabrics.
- The water repellent treatment can be applied as soon as the fabric is completely dry.
- Place the garment on a coat hanger in a well-ventilated room or in the open air and spray on the water repellent treatment.
- Leave the garment on the coat hanger and wait until it is completely dry before wearing it. 100 percent protection will be achieved after around 24 hours.
- To enhance this waterproofing effect, you can then place the jacket in the tumble dryer for around 5 minutes at lowest temperature.
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To help ensure the longevity of your garments performance:
- Read the care label
Make sure to follow those instructions properly. Please remember that in any case, all zippers should be closed before wash.
- Use detergent with no bleach or additives
Never use any detergent or stain remover with bleach or additives. Even a small amount of bleach will risk the deterioration of the fabric. The simpler the better. Selecting a detergent with keyword “Clear” or “Free” in their names is suggested. Don’t pour the detergent directly onto the clothing; pour in the washer first when you start the water.
- Drying recommendation
Hang to dry.