At MCTI, we believe in providing our customers with high-quality products that are designed to last. Our gloves are no exception, and with proper care and maintenance, they can provide you with years of warmth and protection. Here are some guidelines for caring for your MCTI gloves:
Hand wash your gloves
To keep your MCTI gloves looking and feeling their best, we recommend hand washing them. Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and add a small amount of a mild detergent, such as Woolite or Nikwax Tech Wash. Gently scrub the gloves with a soft brush or cloth, paying extra attention to any areas that are particularly dirty or stained. Rinse the gloves thoroughly with clean water, making sure to remove all traces of detergent.
Dry your gloves properly
After washing, it's important to dry your gloves properly. Avoid drying them near a heat source, such as a heater or a dryer, as this can damage the materials and reduce the effectiveness of the waterproofing. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water from the gloves and lay them flat to air dry. Make sure to reshape the gloves as they dry to prevent them from losing their shape. Depending on the material, drying can take several hours or even overnight.
Reapply waterproofing treatment
Over time, the waterproofing on your MCTI gloves may wear off, especially in high-wear areas such as the palms and fingertips. To restore the waterproofing, you can reapply a waterproofing treatment, such as a spray or a wax. There are many waterproofing products available, such as Nikwax, Granger's, and Atsko. Make sure to follow the instructions provided with the product carefully. In general, you will need to apply the waterproofing treatment to clean, dry gloves, and then let the gloves dry completely before using them again.
Store your gloves properly
When not in use, it's important to store your MCTI gloves properly to prevent damage and extend their life. Store your gloves in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing them in a damp or humid area, as this can cause mildew or mold to grow. It's also a good idea to store your gloves in a separate compartment in your ski bag or backpack, to prevent them from getting crushed or damaged by other items.
Avoid using harsh chemicals
To prevent damage to the materials, it's important to avoid using harsh chemicals on your MCTI gloves. This includes bleach, fabric softeners, and other strong cleaning agents. These chemicals can break down the materials and reduce the effectiveness of the waterproofing.
Consider professional cleaning
If your MCTI gloves are particularly dirty or stained, or if they have been exposed to harsh conditions such as extreme cold or wetness, it may be a good idea to have them professionally cleaned. Some ski shops offer cleaning services for ski gear, including gloves.
By following these guidelines for MCTI glove care, you can help extend the life of your gloves and keep them in good condition for many ski seasons to come. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your MCTI gloves, please don't hesitate to contact us.