Streamlines has a deep respect for nature, and we believe one of the simplest things you can do is to take good care of what you already have. Our maintenance guide is a collection of advice to ensure that your clothes and equipment stay in good condition and last a long time.
Merino Wool and Alpakka
It is always important to check the care label on your garment.
Merino wool and alpaca are naturally self-cleaning and do not need to be washed if there are no stains on the garment. Limit washing as much as possible. Instead, hang the garment outside on the balcony and give it some fresh air!
When accidents happen and you need to wash, you can choose to wash by hand or in the machine on the wool program. Use detergent designed for wool, and very little clothing in the machine. Vinegar in the first rinse can help to bind the color and also remove odor. The garment should preferably be laid flat to dry to maintain its shape.
Do not use a dryer or fabric softener. All wool shrinks with drastic temperature changes or too much soap.
For your own individual garment, it’s important to check the care label. We recommend dry-cleaning your Ventile® garment.
"GOOD AS NEW"
To maintain the original appearance of your anorak, we always recommend dry-cleaning your garment, using a "gentle" professional service. Using a specialist service will not only ensure the anorak remains in‘as good as new’ condition, it will also help it retain its rainproof properties.
Never use a washing machine or chemicals to clean it as doing so will "age" the fabric.
Do not use a washing machine or chemicals to clean the anorak, as this will "age" the fabric.
We recommend dry-cleaning your Ventile® garment and washing your anorak only when absolutely necessary.If you like to‘age’ your anorak and achieve a "traditionally weathered look", you can handwash your garment using pure liquid soap at a maximum temperature of 30°C. After each wash the anorak will begin to "age". Maximum 4 % shrinkage.
- Gently brush or sponge off any dirt. Close the zipper/fastener and turn the garment inside out.
- Hand wash one item at a time in lukewarm water using pure liquid soap.
- Ensure all residue soap is removed from the garment, re-rinse if necessary.
- Reshape the garment on a hanger and allow to dry naturally avoiding direct sunlight.
- Iron carefully on a warm setting – this reactivates the DWR treatment.
By following these basic rules, you’ll achieve maximum durability from the garment, whilst greatly improving its longevity.
RESTORING WATER REPELLENCY
Please bear in mind after washing the anorak a number of times it will no longer be rainproof and through hard wear and tear, Ventile® garments may eventually require a reproof. You can restore its Durable Water Repellency (DWR) by using products such as Nikwax Cotton Proof, which has been specially designed for use on cotton.
All of our skis are treated with wax from Swix and can be used without further treatment. We recommend waxing the skis again after using them 4-5 times.
MAINTENANCE AFTER USE
Your skis will perform better over time if you take good care of them. Wax the skis if the base is dry. The edges are made of carbon steel and can rust in contact with salt and water. Wipe water off the edges to prevent rust and store the skis in a dry place.
The Oslo 1952 skis are set up with 88 degrees side edge and 1 degree base edge. The Åre 1954 skis have a side edge setup of 87 degrees and 0.5 degree base edge. When the steel edge is dull, it can be sharpened again, and we recommend using the same angle as the skis were set up with originally.