There is no such thing as bad weather if you have the right clothes. Take care of your Musto garment so it can take care of you. At Musto, we strive to make the best garments and accessories possible so that you can perform at your best and enjoy adventures in any weather conditions. Caring for your product is essential to prolong its life and get maximum performance. All of our products have washing instructions on the label; it is essential to follow them as each garment is made with different fabrics. If you have any questions please contact our Customer Service Team who will happily guide you.
General Care Information: Waterproof and GORE-TEX® trousers, jackets, down or feather filled and Polartec®.
Your Musto garments are engineered with a variety of materials and fabrics to create the best combination of freedom of movement, breathability, wind proofing, waterproofing and warmth. Each type of garment will therefore have its own requirements. We recommend that you read the care labels inside your garments carefully as this will provide specific information for your product. Below is some general guidance on how to care for your Musto products.
To ensure longevity and top performance, make sure you only wash your garments when they really need it.
Prior to cleaning, remove any detachable accessories, close all fasteners and wash with similar colours.
Wash your Musto garments using a non-biological product. Our favourite is Granger’s Performance Wash. Do not use, under any circumstances, biological detergents. Biological detergents contain enzymes that can damage the performance and effectiveness of your product. For example, washing a waterproof jacket with biological detergent may affect the breathability and waterproofness of its fabric.
Do not use fabric softener, as this can also affect the breathability and moisture management of your jacket and can damage the fibres and colour fastness. Make sure you check the agents present in your current detergent as many contain fabric softener.
Do not use bleaching agents. Check your current detergent as lots of them contain bleaching agents.
Please refer to the care label inside your garments, this will provide you with specific information on how to care for your product.
Do not iron directly on prints, embroidery, badges or reflectors.
We treat Musto waterproof garments, such as BR1, BR2, HPX, MPX and GORE-TEX® jackets, with a durable water repellent (DWR). This polymer prevents the garment outer from being saturated with water. Wear and tear, salt, dirt or repeated washing can wear off the DWR treatment. Your garment may even appear to be leaking because the waterlogged outer is reducing the jacket’s breathability creating condensation on the inside. When this happens or to prevent this from happening, you will need to re-treat your product.
We recommend you treat your garment only when the DWR performance begins to lower. It does not have to be after every single wash. You can test the DWR by sprinkling water on the jacket. If the water beads up and rolls off, the DWR does not need renewing. Reproofing will avoid you getting the uncomfortable wet out feeling that can rapidly put an end to your day out.
Musto recommends Granger’s Performance Repel or Clothing Wash and Repel to renew the DWR.
Please follow the instructions on the re-proofing product.
Because DWR can be activated with heat, if the care label in the garment allows, you could alternatively tumble dry your clean garment for 20 minutes on a low heat to reactivate the DWR treatment on the outer fabric.
Another option is to place a towel over your garment and iron it, without steam, on a low heat. But please check the garment care label first.
If it’s a down/feather filled garment please use their Down Wash.
Store your garment once you are sure it is perfectly dry. It might be worth letting it dry naturally for one more day to ensure all moisture has left the garment, especially when storing your product at the end of the season.
Down jackets need to be stored in a dry, aeriated place with room to breathe.
For the best care for your shoes, we favour Granger’s Products, though there are many good products on the market. Please read the care label on your footwear as this will provide you with specific information on how to care for your product.
Prior to cleaning, remove any loose dirt, sand or dust. Remove shoe laces.
Clean your shoe using a damp, soft sponge or cloth. If the shoe is suede, use a dry brush instead. You can loosen stubborn stains on suede with steam from an iron or kettle.
If water alone does not work and you feel like you need to use soap, use special footwear cleaner. Our favourite is Granger’s Footwear Cleaner for use on leather, suede and synthetic shoes.
Let the shoe dry naturally before use. Tip: if the inside of your shoe is wet from your sailing session or outdoor activity, stuff your shoes with newspaper to help the drying process. The newspaper will absorb the majority of the moisture.
Do not expose your shoes to direct heat sources such as the sun, radiator, stove, or open fire. If you leave your shoes outside, leave them in the shade.
Musto footwear is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR): a polymer that prevents the garment from being saturated with water. Over time, wear and tear, salt, dirt, and water can wear off the water repellence of your footwear. It is important to protect and reproof your shoes and boots to ensure they keep their performance. Our favourite proofer is Granger’s Footwear Proofer, but there are many other good products on the market.
Before applying any proofer, make sure your shoe is clean (see step 1 below).
Spray the proofer product directly on to the shoe at the distance instructed on the proofer.
Remove any excess product with a clean, dry cloth.
Do not store your shoes or boots in direct sunlight or by direct het sources such as a radiator.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MUSTO WELLIES?
Remove debris from your wellies and leave them to dry naturally before cleaning.
Remove any excess product with a clean, dry cloth.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MUSTO BAGS?
First, we recommend you read any care labels inside your bag carefully. This will provide you with specific care instructions.
You can start by gently rubbing any dirt off your Musto bags with your hand or soft brush. If you need to wash your bag, simply wipe clean it with a damp cloth. Do not use soaps, softener or any other detergents as this might damage your product.
Let your bag dry naturally in a ventilated area. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MUSTO GLOVES?
Musto gloves are engineered with a variety of materials and fabrics to create the best combination of dexterity and warmth. Each type of glove will therefore have specific requirements. We recommend you read the care labels inside your gloves carefully.
Please do not wash your leather gloves as this might deteriorate the leather. To wash other type of gloves, we recommend that you simply hand wash them in fresh water. Do not use any soap or detergent as this could damage some of the fabrics used.
Hang dry your gloves, fingers up, in a ventilated area. Do not wring. Do not use a washing machine, tumble dryer or any type of wash-in treatments.