Always read and follow the care instructions and any warnings on the garment label. And, follow the General Rules for washable fabric stain removal.
Perspiration, if allowed to stay in fabric, will eventually stain and weaken the fabric. Aluminum chlorides in antiperspirants will also weaken the fabric under the arms. Controlled use of antiperspirants and frequent washings immediately after wear can minimize this type of damage. Wearing an undershirt or perspiration pads, can also keep stains off your shirts or blouses. Also, consider experimenting with different anti-perspirants/deodorants.
These types of stains can be difficult to remove. And, the build-up of aluminum chloride or zinc salts may be impossible to remove. Old stains are more difficult to treat because they have been set, particularly from being heated in the dryer.
Rub light stains with a liquid detergent and then launder.
Pretreat heavy stains with a prewash stain remover. Allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes.
Launder using an all-fabric bleach.
If fabric has discolored, you might try treating fresh stains with ammonia and old stains with WHITE vinegar.
TOPO X SALOMON SHOES
Topo Designs and Salomon got together to create these fashionably functional shoes that are "Dedicated to authentic mountain heritage and functional design". Made with CORDURA® Classic fabric these shoes are built to last and look great while doing so! Learn more about this technology. Shop for this technology>
KATHMANDU ARCHON 65L BACKPACK v4
If you're new to multi-day hiking, or enjoy tackling the occasional Great Walk, the 65L Archon is the pack for you: sturdy and reliable, made from tough Cordura® fabric, it has everything you need (bottle pockets, pole and bed-roll attachments) and nothing you don't. The easily adjustable RS2 harness has a small to XL range built in to the harness design. The padded and stiffened hip-belt and shaped alloy frame-stays transfer the load where it needs to be, while the padded EVA shoulder straps, adjustable sternum straps and padded back panel makes the trek over the Tongariro Crossing more comfortable. Learn more about this technology. Shop for this technology.