General Maintenance

Merino wool  and Alpaca

For your own individual garment, it’s important to check the care label.

Merino wool and alpaca are naturally self-cleaning and do not need to be washed if there are no stains on the garment. Limit washing as much as possible. Airing the garment after use is enough to make it feel fresh and remove any odours.

If you have stains and you have to wash, you can choose to wash either by hand or in the washing machine on a  gentle wool program – never more then 30 degrees. Use detergent intended for wool, and very little laundry. Vinegar in the first rinse water can help to bind the color and removes odors. The garment should ideally be left to dry flat to retain its fit. Do not use tumble dryer or fabric softener. All wool shrinks with strong temperature fluctuations, or a lot of soap.


 Ventile cotton

For your own individual garment, it’s important to check the care label. We recommend dry-cleaning your Ventile® garment.

‘As Good As New’

To maintain the original appearance of your anorak, we  always recomend dry-cleaning your garment , using a ‘gentle’ professional service. Using a specialist service will not only ensure the anorak remains in ‘as good as new’ condition, it will also help it retain its rainproof properties.

Never use a washing machine or chemicals to clean it as doing so will ‘age’ the fabric.

‘Traditionally Weathered’

We recommend dry-cleaning your Ventile® garment and washing your anorak only when absolutely necessary.
If you like to ‘age’ your anorak and achieve a “traditionally weathered look”, you can handwash your garment using pure liquid soap at a maximum temperature of 30°C.  After each wash the anorak will begin to ‘age’.  Maximum 4 % shrinkage.

  • Gently brush or sponge off any dirt. Close the zipper/fastener and turn the garment inside out.
  • Hand wash one item at a time in lukewarm water using pure liquid soap.
  • Ensure all residue soap is removed from the garment, re-rinse if necessary.
  • Reshape the garment on a hanger and allow to dry naturally avoiding direct sunlight.
  • Iron carefully on a warm setting – this reactivates the DWR treatment.

By following these basic rules, you’ll achieve maximum durability from the garment, whilst greatly improving its longevity.

Restoring Water Repellency

Please bear in mind after washing the anorak a number of times it will no longer be rainproof and through hard wear and tear, Ventile® garments may eventually require a reproof. You can restore its Durable Water Repellency (DWR) by using products such as Nikwax Cotton Proof, which has been specially designed for use on cotton.


Streamlines Skis

Before use

All our skis are pre-waxed with Swix wax and can be used without adding wax. We recommend adding more wax after skiing 4-5 times on the skis.

Maintenance after use

Your skis will perform better over time if you take care of them. Add wax if the base is dry. The edges are made from carbon steel and can corrode in contact with salt and water. Wipe off water from the steel edges to prevent rust and store the skis in a dry place.


The Oslo 1952 skis has a 88 degree side edge angle and 1 degree base edge angle. Åre 1954 has a side edge angel of 87 degrees and 0,5 base edge level. The edges kan be re-sharpened if they are dull. We recommend using the same degrees as the default setup.