- One size fits most
- DWR 50% Polyester/ 50% Cotton Ripstop
- Top Velcro for IR marker.
- Rear Velcro for patches
- Front Velcro for patches
- Eyeleted for ventilation
- Adjustable Velcro rear closure
Our ripstop clothing is made from robust, hardy fabric that lasts for years. All dyes will tend to fade, but ours has an excellent colour fixative that will remain effective for years. The basic principle of care is to be sensible. Heavy reactive chemicals will strip the fabric, overly gentle treatments will not be particularly effective. Be sensible. The thing to remember is that general wear and tear comes in many forms, not just abrasion, but strong light has a powerful effect (photodegradation), and there are even chemical compounds in rainwater, so generally everything you use can be expected to deteriorate but your Arktis fabrics have been developed with these characteristics in mind. Making them durable and resistant to wear and tear. Most caring involves being thoughtful about what you do.
Washing: Ripstop (RS) & Nylon Minirip (NM): For light marks and dirt, use a wet cloth to wipe down your garment. For more serious cleaning, you can place your Arktis garments in the washing machine with minimal issues. Wash at 30°C using non-bio cleaner. Do not use softeners or bleach. Leave to dry in a warm ventilated room, do not tumble dry. Whilst our ripstop has resistance to dry cleaning, chemicals are used in the production of coatings such as DWR. These chemicals can react with dry cleaning chemicals, so we recommend that you do not use this method. Nylon Cordura (NC) & Polyester Mesh (PM): The best way to clean these items is with a soapy water and a scrubbing brush. It’s that simple. To get them dry, turn them upside down so that the water can drain out quickly and leave in a warm ventilated room.
Reproofing: A time will come in the life of a waterproof garment where you notice that you are still dry but that the outer garment is becoming waterlogged and heavy. A modest restoration of the outer’s water repellency could help solve this problem – not to make it waterproof but to diminish the absorption of water into the outer fabric. With some coated fabrics, pressing the garment with a cool or “1 Dot” iron will revive the coating to an effective level. The reason behind this is that heat can reactivate the finish, bringing it back to life. It’s always worth trying ironing as the first step. If required you can restore outer water repellency using NIKWAX or similar products. We prefer spray-on type products to allow for precision on key areas. When spraying make sure garment is clean and free from any detergent, focus on the shoulders and hood.