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.

If your product requires a little extra care and attention, why not try the Gill product care range.

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 Intensive Spot Cleaner , to remove stubborn dirt such as oil and grease, a Wash-in Cleaner for use on all Gill waterproof, windproof and wicking fabrics and a Reproofing Spray 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.


If you are still unsure after having read this please contact our customer service department and one of our experts will respond as soon as possible.

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 – 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 Protection

Tops –

40° Delicate Wash

Low heat iron

Do not iron logos or transfers

Iron on reverse

Do not use fabric conditioner

Bottoms –

40° Delicate Wash

Low heat iron

Low tumble

Do not use fabric conditioner

Base Layers

40° Delicate Wash

Wash separately

Do not iron

Low tumble

Do not use fabric conditioner

Mid Layers

40° Delicate Wash

Wash separately

Do not iron

Low tumble

Do not use fabric conditioner

Do not store wet

Fleece Mid Layers

40° Delicate Wash

Wash separately

Do not iron

Low tumble

Do not use fabric conditioner

Do not store wet

Crosswind Mid Layers

30° Delicate Wash

After use rinse with fresh water

Do not store wet

Drip dry only

Softshell

30° Delicate Wash

After use rinse with fresh water

Wash separately

Do not store wet

Drip dry only

Headwear / Accessories

Fleece Accessories–

40° Delicate 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

40° Delicate Wash

Low heat iron

Low tumble

Towels

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

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.