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How to Keep Your Waterproof Ski Jacket (and Other Gear) in Tip-Top
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Your skis, goggles, boots—everything looks good. That is except your GORE-TEX® jacket. Yep, it’s still a bit dirty from last ski season when the snow turned to slush.

Been there? Don’t sweat it. Here’s how to care for your jacket so you can have a long and happy life together.

Keeping It Clean
It’s true that you don’t need to wash your waterproof ski jacket after every adventure. In fact, unless it’s visually dirty, it’s best to err on the side of fewer washes. Your GORE-TEX® jacket is ready for adventure, but too many harsh cleansers can wear it down.

That said, when it’s time to wash it, go ahead and throw it in the washing machine on warm permanent press with some liquid detergent. Put it through a rinse cycle twice to make sure all that soap gets out, but don’t let it spin for too long. You don’t want it to get creased.
Make sure you avoid the use of powder detergents, fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers, and bleach, as they can break down the waterproof coating on the outside.
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Once your outerwear is clean and dry, here’s how to care for the rest of your gear.

Cleaning Skis
For skis, use a mild soap and a sponge to get off any hardened dirt and rinse it all off. After wiping them completely dry, you can use a base cleaner to remove any remaining wax. Finally, rub some shiny new wax over the bottom. The wax you use is going to depend on your type of skiing.

For alpine skiing, you’ll use a glide wax to make you faster. For classic cross-country skiing, you’ll need a grip wax to help you get enough traction to move forward but still let you glide once you get going. If you’re looking for more information about cleaning your skis, REI has a great article.

Cleaning Goggles
When it comes to goggles, wipe them down gently with a soft lens cloth or the soft bag they came in. Don’t use a tissue, paper towel, or clothing! These can actually create small scratches across the lenses. If there’s still a bit of grime, you can use an eyeglass cleaning solution for the outside. Be careful with the inside,
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