Care and maintenance

RaidLight products are designed and manufactured for trail running, from the most recreational to the most intense. These products are light, functional and require no special maintenance, but we want to give you some tips to last longer and avoid spending your money unnecessarily for their renewal. Failure to follow these guidelines will void the product warranty, you will see that with a little care our products will last you for years. We welcome suggestions, tips and improvements, this page will be updated as you help us develop it. Take care of your equipment and enjoy it for a long time.


 

Textile

Always let the garment dry before throwing it in the wash basket, sweat, humidity and closed environments make bacteria grow, so let it breathe until it dries completely. If you can't do this immediately, do it as soon as possible.

Always check the label on your product, generally, our products can be machine washed at 30ºC with liquid detergent (powdered detergents can get stuck in the pores of the garments and affect breathability), wash inside out to preserve the prints and reflective details, do not use softener and never iron.

If the garment is stained with mud, it is preferable to do a first hand wash.

If the garment has a whistle or a removable TubeClip®, remove it so that it does not get caught in the washing machine drum.

Do not use a tumble dryer, do not spin dry too quickly, do not dry in the sun: ultraviolet rays can damage textiles. Also do not dry with intense heat sources, you could burn the fabric or damage it without it being visible to the naked eye.



Waterproof Clothing

Waterproof jackets (and trousers, mitts, caps) require somewhat different care as the MP+® membrane is a special type of fabric.

Always allow the garment to dry completely before storing it, jackets have very little odour when dry, so it will avoid further washing.

This type of garment requires periodic washing, at least every ten uses, as sweat clogs the pores and reduces breathability, a key factor in these products.

It is also not advisable to wash them too often, with wear, washing and rubbing, the garments gradually lose their properties.

You can wash them by hand, in cold or warm water, with a soft, liquid detergent, without bleach or fabric softener (clogs the pores). You can also do it in a washing machine, always in a mesh bag and with the zippers closed.

The MP+® membrane does not need water-repellent application, you can do it but depending on the brand and model of the liquid may not take it particularly well and it is useless.

Do not use a tumble dryer, do not spin dry too quickly, do not dry in the sun: ultraviolet rays can damage textiles. Do not dry with intense heat sources either, you could burn the fabric or damage it without it being visible to the naked eye.



Down jackets

The care of this type of jacket is particularly delicate.

Machine wash at 30° with 2 used tennis balls to ventilate the down.

Rinse 2 to 3 times.

Always tumble dry with 2 tennis balls.

If you don't have a tumble dryer, dry in the open air while patting the garment regularly, otherwise the down will clump together and lose its insulating power.

Do not use washing powder, liquid detergent is recommended.

Do not dry on a radiator.



Race Vests, Packs and Waist Belts

To prevent the product from rubbing off on your clothes, wash before first use.

These products can be washed less often than textile products but should not be forgotten either. Especially at the end of the season, when you are not going to use it for weeks.

Wash in lukewarm water, with a mild liquid detergent or one specific for synthetic textiles, rinse completely, with a soft brush to completely remove sweat salts and leave to air dry if possible, in the shade, without a tumble dryer and away from strong heat sources.

Of course, do not use bleach, ammonia, iron or fabric softener.

It is not recommended to wash these products in the washing machine, but you can still do it carefully. We give you a few recommendations: always in a mesh bag because small items (elastics, hooks, fasteners) can get caught in the drum.



Hydration

Regardless of type, hydration systems often need to be cleaned when not in use to prevent bacteria and odour growth.

When you return home after using your product, empty it completely, blow into the tubes and pipettes. Leave it disassembled, open and out in the open air. Hydration systems tend to collect water in the tube, so you should blow into them more than once and store them only when they are completely dry.

If you have used energy drinks, salts or carbohydrates, clean with plenty of water before drying.

Before using the system, check that it closes properly and is watertight, it is not pleasant to realize when you have no other alternatives.



Poles

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Poles and their mechanical parts that receive a hard treatment when running or walking, despite the simplicity of their mechanisms, they require a little maintenance and some care in their use to extend their life.

The handle and straps can be cleaned with water and mild soap, nothing more.

We can sometimes have spare parts, if you have broken a pole and we have it in stock, we will sell it to you. Contact us if this is the case.