How to wash a running vest

by

How to wash a running vest

by

In this post, you will learn a quick and easy way to wash a running vest so that it will last for a long time.

Since hydration vests are usually used by long-distance trail runners, it doesn’t take long until the vest has sweat marks and a noticeable smell. My husband is an avid runner, so I had the opportunity to learn how to quickly and effectively clean a Salomon running vest.

Do’s and don’ts of washing a running vest

I will show you how I wash a running vest on a Salomon ADVANCED SKIN 12. If you have a different type of running vest, definitely check the instructions on the label. If there are similar to those mentioned below, you can surely follow this step by step guide.

Salomon ADVANCED SKIN running vest can be hand washed in cold water (30°C, 86°F), but you should not dry clean, bleach, tumble dry, or iron it (source). So let’s look at the step by step guide on how to wash a Salomon running vest.

How to wash a Salomon running vest

Step 1

Make sure to empty all pockets and shake out any loose dirt.

Step 2

Fill a bath (optionally a washbasin, or a bucket) with lukewarm water (1 inch is more than enough).

Step 3

Add laundry detergent and mix it in the water.

Step 4

Submerge the running vest under the water and rub and squeeze each part of the vest. Focus on the padded areas that might contain a lot of sweat and dirt inside. Also, wash the inside of the pockets, and don’t forget about the zippers! Sweat and dirt build-up might destroy the zippers over time. You can easily clean them by using a soft brush. If the water is very dirty, repeat steps 2-4..

Step 5

Rinse the vest under running water with a showerhead. After that, I usually rinse the vest one more time under running water from the bathtub faucet, squeezing it with both hands.

Step 6

Squeeze out excess water from the vest and let it air-dry on a hanger.

And that’s it.

Note: When I dry the vest indoors, it is dry and ready to use the next day.

Can you wash a running vest in the washing machine?

Even though washing machines have a “Hand wash” cycle, I would definitely not recommend washing a running vest in the washing machine since it has many straps that might tangle and break. Also, the washing machine might destroy, e.g., reflective elements. The handwashing takes me less than 10 minutes, so putting the vest in the washing machine is, in my opinion, really not worth the risk.

If you purchase anything using Amazon links on this website, I will get a tiny commission. It doesn’t cost you a thing, but it helps this website grow.

Thank you for your help!

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Recent Posts

How to Clean a Juicer

How to Clean a Juicer

We have been using our juicer for over six years and worked out a couple of valuable techniques to clean the juicer fast and efficiently. If you follow our easy cleaning process, you can extend your juicer's life and thus save quite a bit of money.Do You Have to Clean...

How to Clean Jean Stains off Suede Handbag

How to Clean Jean Stains off Suede Handbag

Suede handbags are great, but their appeal can quickly disappear after one unfortunate "encounter" with dark jeans. You probably know that since you are reading this post. The same thing happened to my light beige handbag, but I found an easy way to fix it! Let's have...

Will Suede Ruin if It Gets Wet?

Will Suede Ruin if It Gets Wet?

In this post, you will find out if suede will ruin if it gets wet. You will also find here an easy way to restore damaged suede or nubuck shoes. Can Suede Get Wet? Can suede get wet? Generally speaking, yes, suede will not ruin if it gets wet. The same applies to...

Other Posts
How to Clean Jean Stains off Suede Handbag

How to Clean Jean Stains off Suede Handbag

Suede handbags are great, but their appeal can quickly disappear after one unfortunate "encounter" with dark jeans. You probably know that since you are reading this post. The same thing happened to my light beige handbag, but I found an easy way to fix it! Let's have...

Will Suede Ruin if It Gets Wet?

Will Suede Ruin if It Gets Wet?

In this post, you will find out if suede will ruin if it gets wet. You will also find here an easy way to restore damaged suede or nubuck shoes. Can Suede Get Wet? Can suede get wet? Generally speaking, yes, suede will not ruin if it gets wet. The same applies to...

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
If you purchase anything using Amazon links on this website, I will get a tiny commission. It doesn’t cost you a thing, but it helps this website grow.
Thank you for your help!

If you liked the post, please share it. Thank you!