Product Care

All The Orage garments have cleaning instructions on a tag inside the garment. In most jackets, you will find the tag stitched in the seam at the waist.

How to wash my shell jacket

Washing your DERMIZAX® jacket will not hurt it. In fact, washing your jacket regularly will help maintain the DWR coating on the outside of the fabric, which causes water to bead up and shed off, rather than being absorbed.

*Be sure to zip all zippers, and close all Velcro® fasteners before you wash your jacket. 

  • Machine wash in cold water
  • Use a mild powder detergent
  • Wash separately
  • Rinse thoroughly or rinse twice
  • Do not use fabric softners
  • Do not soak
  • Thumble dry at low heat for a short time (5-10 min) to reactivate surface water repellency
  • Hang to dry
  • Do not Iron
  • Do not dry clean

How to wash my down garment

Periodic cleaning of down jackets is essential to maintaining maximum loft and ensuring the long life of the product.

*Be sure to zip all zippers, and close all Velcro® fasteners before you wash your jacket. 

  • Machine wash in cold water
  • Use a mild powder detergent
  • Wash separately
  • Rinse thoroughly or rinse twice
  • Do not use fabric softners
  • Do not soak
  • Thumble dry at low heat for a short time (5-10 min) to reactivate surface water repellency
  • Hang to dry
  • Do not Iron
  • Do not dry clean
What can I do

My shell jacket is leaking

All of Orage Outerwear shell fabrics are treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish (DWR). This finish helps the shell fabric resist wetting by causing the water to bead-up so it easily falls off before being absorbed into the fabric. As a garment is worn and used over time, accumulation of soils from external sources as well as from your own body can lessen the performance of these finishes.

In order to revive the DWR, follow the cleaning instructions on a tag inside the garment. In most jackets, you will find the tag stitched in the seam at the waist. When cleaning your garment, attach all Velcro® closures and zip all zippers. It is recommended to put the product through two rinse cycles to ensure that there is no detergent residue. The entire outside of the garment can also be touched up with a warm iron on the steam setting after laundering to aid in restoring the DWR properties.

This process should revive the DWR. For even better performance, treat your product with a coating of a DWR spray. This maintenance program is only required when water stops beading up on the outer surface of the fabric.