Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tips for Taking Proper Care of your Boardshorts

Boardshorts are designed to perform a very specific function, while at the same time being attractive and comfortable to wear. How long your shorts last and how nicely they perform all depend on how well you take care of them. If you want to get the most of your boardshorts, you’ll want to keep the following things in mind.

After Swimming or Surfing
As soon as you are finished swimming or surfing, change into a dry pair of regular shorts whenever possible. Next, rinse your boardshorts off lightly with fresh, cool water to remove any sand, debris, salt, or chemicals from pool water. After rinsing, hang them over top of a shower rod and allow the shorts to drip dry. In the event that isn’t possible, choose another spot out of direct sunlight to ensure they do not fade.

Washing and Drying
When it comes time to wash and dry your boardshorts, it is important to check the manufacturer’s instructions first. Some boardshorts can be washed in a washing machine on delicate setting, while others are designed to be hand washed only. Regardless of the method you use, keep these things in mind:
  • Turn shorts inside out to minimize fading
  • Wash in cold or cool water only, never warm or hot
  • Use mild, biodegradable detergent
  • Hang to dry on a thick plastic or wooden hanger out of direct sunlight
  • Ensure your shorts are completely dry before wearing them again
Most boardshorts are not designed to be placed in the dryer, nor is ironing recommended. If you need to knock a few wrinkles out of your shorts, place them in a dryer for just a few minutes, using the lowest heat setting possible.
The above tips will not only keep your boardshorts looking like new, but they will also ensure they maintain their form for some time to come. For more ways to care for your boardshorts, please contact us.

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