Product Care

To get the best performance from any Gill product it is essential that the care instructions, located on the inside of the garment, are followed. Below is a general guide on how to care for the different ranges of Gill technical clothing.

The first ever Marine specific range of aftercare products to help you look after your gear. The Gill Product Care range restores and rejuvenates your marine garments making them last even longer. The range has been developed and tested specifically for use on marine garments and includes an , to remove stubborn dirt such as oil and grease, a for use on all Gill waterproof, windproof and wicking fabrics and a to produce a water, oil, salt and stain repellent finish to any fabric without affecting the breathability.

The Gill product care range is an essential addition to any sailor's kit bag.

DOWN PRODUCTS

  • 30° delicate wash with down detergent
  • Do not use fabric conditioner
  • Wash separately inside out and remove promptly after wash
  • Do not store wet
  • Tumble dry inside out with 3 tennis balls or special drying ball placed in the drum to help restore the down to it's former loft
  • If no tumble dryer is available, dry flat and shake the jacket frequently to restore the loft

WATERPROOFS

  • After use rinse with fresh water
  • 30° delicate wash
  • Do not store wet
  • Drip dry only

DRYSUITS

  • After use rinse with fresh water paying particular attention to the zip
  • 30° Hand wash
  • Do not store wet
  • Drip dry only out of direct sunlight
  • Store flat to prevent the zip from kinking
  • Use plastic or wooden hangers – not wire hangers

DINGHY EQUIPMENT

  • After use rinse with fresh water
  • 30° Hand wash
  • Do not store wet
  • Drip dry only out of direct sunlight
  • Use plastic or wooden hangers – not wire hangers

DINGHY WATERPROOFS

  • After use rinse with fresh water
  • 30° Delicate Wash
  • Do not store wet
  • Drip dry only

RASH VESTS

  • After use rinse with fresh water
  • 30° Delicate Wash
  • Wash separately
  • Do not store wet
  • Drip dry only

GLOVES

  • After use rinse with fresh water
  • 30° Hand wash

FOOTWEAR

Neoprene Boots

  • Rinse in fresh water

Rubber & Breathable Boots

  • Clean:
    Remove salt and grit by washing under a tap or hose with fresh water. The outside of the boots can be cleaned with a warm non-detergent soap solution and rinsed thoroughly. Use a stiff brush to remove stubborn residue. You can also clean the inside of the boot with fresh water and a non-detergent soap. Wipe well to remove excess water inside and out.
  • Dry:
    Gill Boots should be allowed to dry naturally away from a direct heat source. You can improve the drying time by placing screwed up newspaper inside the boots. For best results dry for at least 48 hours.
  • Protect:
    Once fully dried, your Breathable boots can be treated with a Shoe Care Product such as Nik Wax or Grangers Conditioner for Leather. This will soften the leather and add a degree of water-repellency to the outside of the boot. To protect your rubber boots we recommend that they are stored out of direct sunlight.

UV TEC CLOTHING

Tops

  • 40° Easy care wash
  • Low heat iron
  • Do not iron logos or transfers
  • Iron on reverse
  • Do not use fabric conditioner

Bottoms

  • 40° Easy care wash
  • Low heat iron
  • Low tumble
  • Do not use fabric conditioner

BASE LAYERS

  • 30° Delicate wash
  • Wash separately
  • Do not iron
  • Low tumble
  • Do not use fabric conditioner

MID LAYERS

  • 30° Delicate Wash
  • Wash separately
  • Do not iron
  • Low tumble
  • Do not use fabric conditioner
  • Do not store wet

FLEECE

  • 40° Easy care wash
  • Wash separately
  • Do not iron
  • Low tumble
  • Do not use fabric conditioner
  • Do not store wet

CROSSWIND MID LAYERS

Windproof Fleece Jacket

  • 40° Easy care wash
  • Do not iron
  • Do not tumble dry

Crosswind Jacket & Trousers

  • 40° Easy care wash
  • Low heat iron
  • Do not tumble
  • Wash separately
  • Do not store wet

SOFTSHELL

  • 30° Delicate Wash
  • After use rinse with fresh water
  • Wash separately
  • Do not store wet
  • Drip dry only

HEADWEAR / ACCESSORIES

Fleece Accessories

  • 40° Easy care wash
  • Wash separately
  • Do not iron
  • Low tumble
  • Do not use fabric conditioner
  • Do not store wet

Knitted Hats

  • 30° Hand wash
  • Do not iron
  • Do not tumble

CREW GEAR

Crew Shirt

  • 30° Delicate Wash
  • 3 dot iron
  • Low tumble dry
  • Wash with similar colours

Crew Trousers and Shorts

  • 2 dot iron
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Please avoid contact with light coloured fabrics and upholstery
  • Colour may rub off onto other materials

TOWELS

  • It is recommended to wash separately before use.
  • 30° Delicate Wash
  • Do not iron

LUGGAGE

  • Wipe clean with damp cloth
  • Use soft brush to remove salt & grit

SUNGLASSES

  • Rinse in fresh water
  • Use provided soft case to clean lenses

WATCHES

MARINE TOOLS

  • Regularly wipe all blades and tools with an oiled cloth.
  • After contact with seawater you should rinse thoroughly with fresh water and dry completely inside and out.
  • Occasionally oil the locking and folding mechanisms of your Marine Tool with a drop or two of oil.
  • Keep all sand and grit out of the tool and keep folding mechanisms clean.
  • Remember to keep knife blades sharpened as dull blades can be potentially dangerous.

SOCKS

  • 30° wash
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach