Bicycling jerseys and performance t-shirts require special care when washing and should not be treated like normal clothing. Retro Two recommends following the directions listed below to maximize the life of your jersey.
Wash your jersey immediately after each cycling session. This will prevent bacteria and odor from building up over time.
Make sure the zipper is closed and the jersey is turned inside out before washing. If possible, put the jersey in a mesh wash bag for added protection.
Always wash your jersey in cold water, using a mild detergent that is designed for fine or delicate washables. Place the detergent into the water and not directly on the jersey.
Avoid washing your jersey alongside garments with exposed zippers, velcro, snaps or rough fabrics such as denium that can be abrasive.
Never use fabric softners or bleach when washing your jersey. Fabric softners will loosen the fibers, inhibiting your jerseys wicking capabilities and bleach can alter the color of your jersey.
We recommend air-drying your jersey. This protects the life of the fibers and helps to maintain the overall shape of the jersey.
Do not tumble dry or iron the jersey. Heat from the dryer or iron can cause shrinking and damage the fibers.