Generally speaking, a softshell should be washed frequently. This is especially the case with softshell jackets featuring a membrane like our Stormlock softshell. If your softshell is subject to intensive use, you may find that the membrane becomes clogged up over time by such things as:
- suntan lotion
Ultimately, how often you wear your softshell dictates how often you should wash it. If you wear it on longer trips or excursions, it is a wise to wash it on a regular basis.
As a rule of thumb: if the cuffs on the sleeves or the collar appear soiled, then it is time to put the item into the washing machine. If, on the other hand, it is only a matter of a few spots or splashes – then leave it for a couple more rounds in the countryside.