Follow the instructions displayed on the garment care label inside every product. The instructions on the garment always supersede the instructions on a cleaning product.
As a general rule DO NOT use fabric softeners and DO NOT tumble dry. If using a washing machine you should only wash at 30 degrees C and use Non Biologic detergent.
All Altura garments are made from technical fabrics with specific properties to enhance comfort and performance while riding. Garments must be washed regularly in line with the specific washing instructions to ensure the technical fabrics continue to function at a high level.
The frequency of washing varies greatly dependant on type of use, conditions and personal preference. Don't be afraid to wash technical clothing, provided washing instructions are followed washing will enhance performance.
Commuter on a daily basis = wash it weekly
Occasional user = wash it monthly
Heavy use = wash after each use
Altura shorts and tights with padded inserts have antibacterial properties but we still advise that these should be washed after every use. Avoid biological detergents and ensure garments are not left wet for long periods as this can affect the performance of the insert.
Please note that if you are using biological washing powders in your washing machine it is advisable to rinse the machine before washing technical clothing.