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Our muddlarks® range is made from a soft yet hardwearing breathable Nylon – waterproof to 10,000mm+. The durable Nylon fabric has a fine breathable Polyurethane (PU) coating on the inside which prevents water penetrating the fabric. The fabric has also been Teflon® proofed on the outside of the garment which helps resist staining and acts as a Durable Water Repellent (DWR). This ensures that the water droplets ‘bead’ and run off the surface of the garment before getting a chance to soak in. Our fabric has been independently tested to insure top performance in outdoor wear.


It is important that you follow the recommended care instructions available on the inner label of all muddlarks® garments carefully in order to get the longest life out of your purchase.

For all muddlarks® products a shake and/or wipe with a damp cloth will usually be enough to clean the garment. Hang your garment until dry and ensure that it is aired between uses to prevent mildew from developing.

Whilst our new muddlarks® range are machine washable this should only be done occasionally, as it will shorten the life of the DWR, seam tape and fine PU coating used for proofing and breathability. If it is absolutely necessary to wash your garment then please follow the washing instructions below.

Washing Instructions

  • Close all fasteners such as zippers and snaps present on your garment. This helps to protect the fine PU coating on the inside of the garment.
  • Use a soft brush to remove any excess mud from the outside of the garment before beginning the wash cycle.
  • Avoid use of detergents, biological washing powders and fabric conditioners/softeners as these will leave a residue that affects the breathability of your garment and will help to de-activate the DWR finish. Also do not use commercial stain removers or bleach as they will degrade your garment.
  • It is advised that you use a specialised performance wash such as Granger’s or Nikwax Tech Wash available from most outdoor stores or pure soap flakes available from most supermarkets when washing your garment.
  • Machine wash – Ensure there are no traces of detergent in the machine by running a rinse cycle before you start. Wash on a delicate or synthetic wash with a gentle spin – maximum temperature 30ºC (cool wash).
  • Hand wash – Immerse the garment in a sink with cool water. Using a specialized performance wash or pure soap, gently agitate the water. Rinse in clean water 3 times, or until run-off is clear. Do not wring or squeeze your garment.
  • Tumble dry on low heat or hang your garment to dip dry away from direct sunlight, as the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light weakens treated fabrics.


The Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish applied to the face of the fabric helps make the fabric water-resistant by preventing the garment from becoming saturated with water. This saturation, called ‘wetting out,’ can reduce the garment’s breathability and cause the fine PU coating on the inside of the fabric to swell, becoming weak and vulnerable to damage.

The DWR will wear off over time and this will happen faster with washing. If water splashed onto the garment no longer beads and runs off, then we recommended re-treatment to help extend the life of the garment and enhance its technical performance.

Please note that the DWR can also be affected by dirt and oils, which soon coat the DWR layer, hindering the performance. Shake and/or wipe the affected areas with a damp cloth first to remove dirt and/or oils and only wash as a last resort.

If a subsequent treatment is necessary to re-proof the fabric then wash your garment as directed on the care label before using a spray-on waterproofing treatment such as Granger’s Waterproofer or Nikwax Proof Spray-On available online or from many outdoor stores. Follow the instruction on the bottle carefully. You may repeat this re-proofing process as many times as needed.


Take special care to keep your muddlarks® garment out of harms way. Solvents, insecticides such as bug spray, and alcohol based products such as hair spray and spray sunscreen will destroy the PU coating, seam tape and will remove the DWR finish.

Do not store your muddlarks® garment wet or even slightly damp as this may result in the development of mould and mildew which will weaken both the seams and fabric. Store your muddlarks® garment away from direct sunlight in a well aired place.

Life Expectancy

Our muddlarks® range is guaranteed to be windproof, waterproof to 10,000mm+ and breathable. If you choose the correct garment for your activity and it is properly maintained, you can expect to be able to enjoy and hand down your muddlarks® garment.