What Protection Can I Machine Wash?
The short answer to this question is no, you should not machine wash your protection.
That said, you should as a rule follow the washing instructions that can be found printed on the garment’s label. Leatt uses several different performance fabrics to manufacture our high-quality protectors, and so washing instructions may differ.
The best and safest way to clean your protector is by wiping it over with a damp cloth, while any perforations should be cleaned with a soft brush, damped in tap water.
We strongly advise against using cleaners or detergents or laundering the protector, as mentioned above. Chemicals and machine washing will damage your protector significantly and severely reduce the level of protection it provides.
Some common substances, like solvents, cleaners and hair tonics can also cause invisible damage, compromising the effectiveness of your Leatt® product. So, its best to steer clear of these substances when making use of your protector.
If you have already referred to the material content label on your protector, and are still unsure of the washing procedure, it’s best to contact the manufacturer before your clean your protector.
However, it is good to know that none of the materials used in the construction of our products contain anything harmful or that might cause an allergic reaction or be dangerous to health.
In summary, these are the best rules to follow when cleaning your protector, if you want to keep it looking and performing good as new:
· Hand wash with cold tap water
· Do not use detergents, solvents, bleach etc.
· Dry in the shade
· Do not tumble dry
· Do not machine wash
· Do not iron