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    Default Cleaning Helly Hanson

    Anyone ever washed HH gear?

    Mine has been squashed up in a bag for a couple of weeks while it was shipped home and it looks and smells like it needs a wash (apparently it wasn't quite dry when I packed it up)

    Don't know if I should put it through the machine or just hang it out and give it a squirt with the hose.

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    We (my wife) washes it quite often. I don't know if it's necesarry but she runs it on gentle cycle and then hangs it up to dry.

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    Thanks kingfisherktn. I'll give it a go.

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    I have washed Impertech in the washing machine on gentle cycle with warm water with good results.

    The HH and Grunden commercial stuff gets washed by hand with a brush and Joy soap. In the worse case, such as when I get done rolling around in the bilge and the gear is covered in grease and fish slime, the Hotsy pressure washer works good.

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    Cold water on gentle cycle with a capfull of Sportwash and hang dry.
    Now what ?

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    Thanks for the replies folks. The Gentle cycle worked well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    We (my wife) washes it quite often. I don't know if it's necesarry but she runs it on gentle cycle and then hangs it up to dry.

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    Pretty stinky often, ay, KingFisher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Pretty stinky often, ay, KingFisher?
    That's Mr. kingfisherktn to you! lol

    Only when I'm @ CoorsField!

    Only when I miss my quarterly bath!

    No, wait, only when I catch a lot of fish!

    No, wait, only when I'm butchering many big bucks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Only when I'm @ CoorsField!

    Only when I miss my quarterly bath!

    No, wait, only when I catch a lot of fish!

    No, wait, only when I'm butchering many big bucks!


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    Geesh... that's almost... being stinky... most of the time.

    I think that you should consider having your wife clean your HH daily.

    Quarterly baths? You could change them to monthly, you know?
    Do you really catch a lot of fish? (In your Helly Hansen!)

    Take care of your gear and take care of your self. Wash, bathe, wash, bathe, repeat
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    [QUOTE=COtoAK;164138]

    Quarterly baths? You could change them to monthly, you know?

    Is that based on experience?

    Do you really catch a lot of fish? (In your Helly Hansen!)

    When fishing I only wear HH when it raining. Now let me think, "it's always raining."


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    Default Yup!

    I have thrown them in the washing machine when needed too. Maybe not often enough. Just hang them in the line and call it good!

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    Default Forgot..

    I have even tied a line around them and let them set in the creek over night after they get really bad while in the field. Throw them on the willow and viola, clean slickers.

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