The Correct care of your Castelli items will vastly prolong the garments life and help to maintain your unfair advantage.
These are our general care instructions - For full care instructions and for specialist cleaning instructions visit our
COMPREHENSIVE CARE GUIDE
If garments are heavily soiled with mud or road salt then rinse until the water is clear. Do this in the shower or the sink before washing (cold or warm water only).
If you've used fabric softener in your machine recently, make sure all traces are gone from the machine drum and detergent tray (put the machine on a rinse cycle before washing your kit).
Close all zips and Velcro fasteners and turn the garments inside out.
Try to wash all your cycling kit together and only wash whites with whites colours with colours.
Don't wash cycling kit with bulky or dyed items like jeans or towels.
Machine wash on a warm cycle (40°C / 105°F MAX) using a small amount of non-bio liquid detergent -- we recommend Fairy Non-Bio liquid. Choose a cycle with a double rinse and minimise spinning to reduce creasing.
Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they may affect garment performance -- destroying wicking treatments, elastics, membranes, water-repellent treatments and sun protection treatments as well as washing out colours. Use of any of the above will void your warranty, too.
Remove promptly from the machine following washing and hang dry or dry flat. DO NOT dry on a radiator or other direct heat source. DO NOT tumble dry
Please note you may have hang tags on garments that have contradictory advice to the garment label. Please be advised that hang tag instructions are for the fabric alone eg Windstopper Fabric not the garment. Your Castelli garment may have additional fabric elements that have different characteristics eg linings, stretch panels, reflective trim. Always follow the above instructions if in doubt please ask us before washing.
For full Care instructions and for specialist cleaning instructions visit our COMPREHENSIVE CARE GUIDE