Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

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Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by ciderdrinker » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi all. I'm wanting to wash my 12 month old Rukka Arma S jacket prior to sending it back to get a couple of zips repaired. Has anybody got any advice on the best way to wash it? The care label says 40 degrees, no bleach, no tumble dry and low temp ironing. Seems a bit too easy to me. Any ideas? Turn inside put etc? Best soap to use? I think it says non-bio powder but is there something better to use?

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by anthony29040 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:19 pm

wash at 30 degrees non bio washing powder air dry untill just damp and tumble dry for last bit to dry.dont forget to take out all armour and any liners and wash one item at a time.thats how i did my rukka jacket and the ones before that.hope this helps.

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by funky » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Better still when you send it back for the zip repair get them to wash it (thumbs)

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by Morseman » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:20 pm

I'm glad someone else sent their kit back for new zips after 12 months. I did with my RST two piece leathers and was told, by friends, that I should have claimed off RST!

The thing is, I have to admit that I give my riding kit a hard time. 5,000 miles on a 125 March 2016 to November 2016 then 8,000 miles from November to March 2017 on an MT-07 Tracer.

So, since the RST leathers had 'normal' zips it was no wonder they started to give up.

In future, I will look for more chunky zips.

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by mjojom » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:32 pm

i would not tumble dry any of my goretex kit, no way! in fact i would not tumble dry any kit that has any sort of laminate waterproof protection. same goes for anything hot, inc radiator drying!

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by Nigel » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:53 pm

mjojom wrote:i would not tumble dry any of my goretex kit, no way! in fact i would not tumble dry any kit that has any sort of laminate waterproof protection. same goes for anything hot, inc radiator drying!
Instruction label on Klim Latitude "tumble dry medium or steam iron warm :whistle:

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by ciderdrinker » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:23 pm

funky wrote:Better still when you send it back for the zip repair get them to wash it (thumbs)
Not a chance. The firm I bought it off in this country said that they've known Rukka Finland send them back un-repaired due to them not being washed first. They've quoted a 5-6 week turnaround so I'm not chancing turning it into a 10-12 week turnaround.

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by anthony29040 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 am

http://www.rukka.com/motorsport/product-care

this is what rukka says which includes tumble drying.think rukka must have it wrong then :whistle:

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by Redmurty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 am

if you are using your own washing machine clean out the soap dispenser and get rid of the detergent in there, use tech was and follow the label inside (thumbs)

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Re: Washing a Rukka Arma S jacket?

Post by qcnr » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:50 am

Use Tech Wash products to maintain waterproofing.
GoreTex should be tumble dried to maintain the membrane.
From Gore tex website:
https://www.gore-tex.co.uk/support/washing-instructions
Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.

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