A good baselayer has a number of useful benefits: it provides a comfortable buffer between harder technical outer layers and your skin, it gives a vital extra layer of insulation, and it will also keep you warm by ensuring that any moisture from sweating is lifted off your skin and wicked away quickly – something particularly important if you’re working hard in a clammy waterproof jacket.
And for a baselayer to perform all of these functions, it needs to be looked after properly. You can stick your tops and bottoms in the washing machine after every trip with a typical washing detergent but these don’t often guarantee that the technical fibres will get cleaned effectively enough to help you through the demands of a day in the mountains. In fact, some supermarket detergents will simply just mask any odours, and leave dirt embedded within the fibres.
The new Active Wash from Granger’s is a formula for technical baselayers – natural or synthetic – that’s specifically designed to solve this problem.
“When a brand offers something that makes our kit perform better and last longer, and all in an eco-friendly way, it’s certainly worthy of inclusion in our Outdoor 100.”
All you need to do is add a cap-full of their solution into the washing machine with your baselayers and it will work its magic; completely removing dirt, sweat and natural oils plus any odour-causing bacteria from the fibres, while restoring their ability to wick away moisture and dry quickly.
What’s really useful about this formula is that it’s able to do the job even when you need to clean fabrics that require low temperature washes – so it’s also perfect for items made from merino or any other types of wool.