Product Care Guide
Wash your gear in cold or warm water with mild powder laundry soap (non-toxic, biodegradable types preferred) and dry it on the line. Following this regimen will ensure your Stokit gear lasts longer and keeps you looking good ride after ride.
Line DryLine dry your clothing whenever possible. Turn bright or dark items inside out to reduce fading. Hang shirts from the bottom, and pants at the waistband so the clothespin marks are hidden as much as possible. Line drying saves energy, reduces environmental impact and will increase the useable life of your Stokit gear. If you do decide to use a dryer, tumble dry on low heat.
Fabric Softeners and Dryer SheetsWe suggest you do not use fabric softeners or dryer sheets under any circumstance. Adding fabric softener or dryer sheets to your laundering process can deposit waxy agents on the surface of the fabric which can impair moisture wicking/ quick drying properties and reduce the longevity of spandex.
BeerIt's ok, we understand. There is nothing better than a well earned post workout pint. Rub a solution of vinegar and warm water into the stain, then wash as directed above.
BloodLet's face it. It was only a matter of time before this happened. Try and B positive. Get it? Ok bad joke. Immediately rinse blood stains with cold water. Follow up the initial rinse with a long soak in salt water. If the blood has dried, you can try soaking the garment in a solution of ammonia and water before washing as directed above. Do not use hot water unless you want to set the stain permanently as a reminder to all those who dare cross your path on future group rides.
CoffeeMeeting up at your favorite coffee shop for an early morning ride and spilling that cup of joe on your kit before you even set out is just the worst. Dab the excess with a clean cloth. Mix one quart warm water, one-half teaspoon detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar and soak the stain for 15 minutes. Remove and rinse well with water. Blot the stain with denatured or isopropyl alcohol and then wash in warm, soapy water.
GreaseEver drop a chain or have to change a flat on the back wheel? Well then you know that cycling gear is a grease magnet. Wash your garment in warm, soapy water with a liquid dishwashing detergent and you should be good to go. If that doesn’t work, try blotting the stain with isopropyl or denatured alcohol before washing in warm, soapy water.
Red WineStep 1: say your favorite curse word. Step 2: move quickly to apply a solution of two cups water, a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of liquid detergent. If that doesn’t work, apply a solution of hydrogen peroxide, detergent and water. Blot with a clean dry cloth. Once the stain is out, launder as directed above.
If the stain does not come out, say your second favorite curse word and drink more wine.