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washing instructions

We have created the washing links above to help in the care and feeding of your JL technical garments. Follow the instructions specific to your garments and you will continue to enjoy the bright colors and powerful compression of your rowing clothing for many seasons. If you have any questions be sure and contact us!

Notes on Colors
The fabrics used in your JL custom garment have been chosen for their technical properties and color brightness. They have been treated for color fastness but dyes can migrate. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the chances of this occurring.

World-class important general things to know

  • Pre treat each new garment singly—by itself.
  • When you do move to a machine wash (which is absolutely ok!), wash bright and dark colors with like colors.When using a machine, use cold water (30 degrees centigrade for Europe, just cold setting for Americans)
  • Be absolutely sure there is no bleach, chlorine bleach, or bleach alternative in your detergent. We recommend SportWash by Penguin for best results 
  • When on the road, using shampoo is a good substitute for detergent.
  • Don't hang garments on lamps to dry, believe it or not, this has been known to start fires.
  • Do not iron your rowing garments.
  • Do not poke your eye out with your rowing garments.

Unisuits Unitanks and Tech Shirts

To pre-treat/wash your JL color-blocked garment: For best results, pre-treat before you use the garment.

  • Fill a basin with cold water and a small amount of non-bleach detergent. We recommend SportWash by Penguin for best results. 
  • Drop a single garment in and submerge completely.
  • Wash it out quickly; do not leave your garment in the water to soak.
  • Squeeze it to remove excess water, and rinse immediately in another full basin, or in fresh running tap water until water runs clear.
  • During this process, do not leave your garment in a wad.
  • Squeeze to remove excess water, and hang to dry.
  • Follow these steps at least twice, then your garment should be ready to join the rest of your cold-wash laundry.
  • Hang Dry. Do not use dryer.

If your garment contains Polypropylene (check the content label) note that it boasts the lowest melting temperature of any fiber, so please, puleeeeze don't put it in the dryer. The good news is, that polypropylene also will dry the fastest of any fabric, so hang it in a warm, airy place and you should be good to go in a day or so.

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Turtleshells & Splashjackets

Your garment is made of a combination of Hytrel, Supplex, Polypropylene, Drywick, and/or Polarfleece. Please check the content labels so that you can treat it accordingly.

Use cold water, washing bright and dark with like colors, then drip dry.  We recommend washing with SportWash by Penguin for best results. In a pinch you can put your garment in a medium temperature dryer, but keep in mind that anything with lycra in it will live longer if you hang dry. And though you may not notice, the reason your Turtle or Splashjacket is so comfy and moveable is because of the stretchable parts! So take care of them.

In case you have Polypropylene in your garment (check the label) you need to know that Polypropylene has the lowest melting temperature of any fiber, so please, puleeeeze don't put it in the dryer. Especially please don't let your athletic department put your polypro things in their industrial strength dryers.

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Trou, Tights, Polypro Tech Shirts

These will be made of Polypropylene or Drywick (check the content label). Use cold water, and SportWash by Penguin for best results, washing bright and dark garments with like colors, then drip dry. In a pinch you can put drywick garments in a medium temperature dryer, but keep in mind that anything with lycra in it will live longer if you hang dry.

Polypropylene has the lowest melting temperature of any fiber, so please, puleeeeze don't put it in the dryer. Especially please don't let your athletic department put your polypro things in their industrial strength dryers. The good news is, that polypropylene also will dry the fastest of any fabric, so hang it in a warm place and you should be good to go in a day or so.

World-class important general things to know

  • When I say cold, I mean cold water (30 degrees centigrade for Europe, just cold setting for Americans)
  • Be absolutely sure there is no bleach, chlorine bleach, or bleach alternative in your detergent. We recommend SportWash by Penguin for best results 
  • When on the road, using shampoo is a good substitute for detergent.
  • Don't hang garments on lamps to dry, believe it or not, this has been known to start fires.
  • Do not iron your rowing garments.
  • Do not poke your eye out with your rowing garments.

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Henleys, Zephyrs, Custom Tanks and Custom Shirts

These shirts are made of our Eco-dry, 100% recycled polyester. Use cold water, washing bright and dark garments with like colors. Use SportWash by Penguin for best results.  You can put these shirts in the dryer, but I recommend staying away from high heat.

World-class important general things to know

  • When I say cold, I mean cold water (30 degrees centigrade for Europe, just cold setting for Americans)
  • Be absolutely sure there is no bleach, chlorine bleach, or bleach alternative in your detergent.  Use SportWash by Penguin for best results.
  • When on the road, using shampoo is a good substitute for detergent.
  • Don't hang garments on lamps to dry, believe it or not, this has been known to start fires.
  • Do not iron your rowing garments.
  • Do not poke your eye out with your rowing garments.
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Sportwash is best for technical fabrics


We suggest using Sport-Wash for best results.


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• Why do I need a special detergent for my high-performance fabrics?
Penguin Sport-Wash will prolong the life of your high-performance fabrics. Ordinary detergents leave behind a residue in the form of a scent, brightener and fabric softener. This residue in a high-performance fabric enables water to get trapped. Bacteria can grow in both the residue, and the water, which causes the fabric to stink. Additionally, fabrics wick, breathe better, and dry faster when free of chemical residue. Penguin Sport-Wash is a residue-free detergent which keeps your high-tech fabrics performing like the day you bought them.

• Is Penguin Sport-Wash better for the environment than regular detergents?
Yes, it most certainly is. It is designated Readily Biodegradable which means that it biodegrades much faster than regular Biodegradable detergents. Few detergents in the U.S. have earned this designation, which is actually based on the results of an international scientific study.