The first thing to bear in mind when it comes to washing waterproof clothing is that ordinary detergent/fabric softener won’t cut it - this can actually damage your jacket’s technical performance.
The best way to wash waterproof clothing is with a cleaner specifically designed for technical outerwear such as Nikwax Tech Wash.
Ensure you have cleaned out your washing machine’s detergent compartment of any residual detergent and softener. You may even want to run a hot wash on your washing machine to get rid of any residue from previously used detergents and softeners.
Before washing, ensure that any loose, visible dirt is brushed off then zip up zips and fold over velcro and flaps.
Don’t wash your waterproof clothing with other items and stick to no more than two waterproof garments at a time to ensure they get the best wash. Run through the complete wash then rinse cycle at the 30 degrees.
Please note that Lighthouse coats and jackets cannot be tumble dried.