Care Instructions

Ensure maximum functionality.

Functional clothing is made of high-tech materials. To prolong the lifespan and to ensure maximum functionality of your Skinfit garments, please observe the following care instructions.

Washing Instructions

Every time you wash your garment, the fabric is subject to mechanical stress. Therefore, turn the garment inside out before washing to protect the fabric‘s surface as well as any prints or reflectors.

Use of a Dryer

Some garments might shrink if subjected to excessive heat from a dryer. We recommend linedrying if possible or using the low heat setting of your dryer.

Wear/Pilling

The softer and more comfortable a fabric, the less wear-resistant it usually is. Thus, we recommend that you avoid any friction with belts, straps, and rough materials like Velcro, etc. A certain degree of pilling is unavoidable in some garments, however this does not impact their function.

Hand Wash

Please do not wash any of our products by hand. Colors may transfer onto other garments more easily than in the washing machine due to the smaller amount of water used and the resulting higher concentration of colorants. Simply follow the care instructions for your garments and combine only similar colors when washing.

Fabric Softeners

Do not use fabric softeners on sportswear. They reduce the functional characteristics (i.e. moisture transport, fast drying, etc.) of your garments.

Wet Garments

Do not leave your sports garments lying around when wet, as colors may start to bleed. Always dry your Skinfit clothing completely (especially after sweating).

Garments with lycra

Lycra and elasthane are yarns that are woven into fabrics to increase their elasticity. Chlorine, perspiration, and cosmetic products are particularly harmful to these yarns. Special care, however, will increase their durability. Therefore, always rinse such garments in clear water after use in chlorinated water or after exercising.

Teflon Finish

Some garments have a special Teflon finish which repels water, rain, dirt or, in some garments, improves hydrodynamic properties (Tri Speed series). This finish washes out when the garment is washed repeatedly, but can be restored by applying heat (tumble-dry or iron on low heat).

Fabric Softeners

Do not use fabric softeners on sportswear. They reduce the functional characteristics (i.e. moisture transport, fast drying, etc.) of your garments.