Regardless of what adventure you take your Extremities gloves on, you will need to take care of them to achieve maximum performance. Routinely taking care of your GORE-TEX gloves will ensure the highest performance, alongside extending their lifespan.
This guide will focus on GORE-TEX® Gloves made by Extremities. If you wish to replicate this on other Extremities gloves, then be sure to check the care label to make sure it won’t damage your gloves.
IMPORTANT: If your gloves are made out of leather or have leather palms, then you should read the care instructions before starting. Only use a small amount of water when cleaning them and do not flip the glove inside out, as this can damage the leather.
Once you are done with the washing process and are satisfied that they are clean, move on to the drying process. Drying is important because damp gloves can lead to mold and your gloves may start to smell.
PRO TIP: Before your gloves are fully dried, put your hand inside the gloves and make a fist to restore their original shape. This can also make them more comfortable to wear as they have practically moulded to your hand.
If, after the previous steps, water continues to bead or run off your GORE-TEX® gloves, then you are not required to do this step, unless you wish to.
After some time, your gloves will no longer bead water and they will lose begin to absorb it instead. It is important to note that your gloves will still be waterproof due to the GORE-TEX® membrane, but they will lose their ability to breathe, leading to the build-up of condensation inside the glove. To combat this: