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Mike E

What I do:

Nikiwax Tech Wash for Gore Tex or any DWR (durable water repellent) gear.  For non-waterproof gear I use normal laundry detergent. I run an extra rinse cycle to get all the detergent out & let it drip dry.  No fabric softener.

If it’s waterproof gear, I throw it in the dryer after it’s drip dried and dry it on hot for a few minutes to ‘reactivate’ the DWR.  I heard somewhere that that helps?

I take all the pads out before I wash it.  A front load is better for the gear, but I never use  one.