Merino wool and Alpaca
It is always important that you check the care label in your garment.
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. Rather, hang the garment out on the veranda to get some fresh air!
When you have stains and you have to wash, you can choose to wash either by hand or in the washing machine on a wool program. 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.
For your own individual garment, it’s important to check the care label.
That said, we have included two separate care instructions below to achieve the most sought-after looks for Anorak.
To ‘age’ your anorak and achieve a traditionally weathered look, we would recommend placing the garment in a washing machine without any fabric softener or bleach. Run a cycle at a maximum temperature of 30°C. After each wash the anorak will begin to ‘age’. Continue until you reach your desired effect.
Please bear in mind after washing the garment a number of times it will no longer be rainproof. 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.
‘As Good As New’
To maintain the original appearance of your anorak, we would recommend washing it only when absolutely necessary, and by using a ‘gentle’ professional dry-cleaning service. Never use a washing machine or chemicals to clean it as doing so will ‘age’ the fabric.
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.
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.