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Old 05-08-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
Christopher Wood
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Cleaning a V-Max?

I just finished putting in my first hard week's worth of work with my new v-max weight vest and am debating how to clean it this weekend. The instructions say hand wash but I am curious to know how other people take care of their vests. All advice is appreciated and will most likely put to good use!
(Note: I did not buy the sweat liner so the vest is your standard no frills version.)
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

HA! Sorry this post won't be helpful at all, but I had to share that when I read your thread title I thought you were...cleaning the vest. As in clean and press. I thought you were nuts.

Anyways...sorry for the useless post.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

. . .and I was trying to figure out why the heck you posted about cleaning a motorcycle.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

Adam I was thinking the same thing! I just wasn't sure how motorcycles fit under equipment...I was giving this thread a day before the mods sent it somewhere esle.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:35 PM   #5
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

In all seriousness, since we seem to not be helping very much, you should probably just e-mail the manufacturer. That'll probably get you the quickest answer.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #6
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

I wash my x-vest regular wash with the weight out / velcor closed and air dry.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:21 PM   #7
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

Take it to a car wash that has the coin operated pressure washer.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:21 PM   #8
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

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I just finished putting in my first hard week's worth of work with my new v-max weight vest and am debating how to clean it this weekend. The instructions say hand wash but I am curious to know how other people take care of their vests. All advice is appreciated and will most likely put to good use!
(Note: I did not buy the sweat liner so the vest is your standard no frills version.)
While I dont use this method on a weight vest (only because I dont have one).. I do use this method on the kevlar vest I wear daily for law enforce in south florida heat all... day... long...

Its often soaked by the end of the day... Immediately after taking it off I turn it inside out on the back of a chair and occasionally spray it with febreze. If it starts to smell Ill use a damp cloth and wipe it down. This method worked well on my last vest of 5 years....

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Q: Can I wash my weight vest?
A: Yes. Hand wash with mild detergent and rinse with wet/damp cloth or sponge. Then towel and air dry. These vests are made with 1000-D Cordura Nylon and have a urethane coating to inhibit moisture transfer, so they are to be treated as you would a high-quality backpack. The best way to keep it smelling fresh is to spray it with Febreze antimicrobial spray, available at most grocery stores, after use.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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Re: Cleaning a V-Max?

Ah, I was kind of out the door as I typed that. The car wash/pressure washer method is what we would use on our IBA body armor in Iraq. Of course we would take out the Kevlar and the Ballistic Plates and just wash the outside carrier in this method, which is also made of 1000D Courdura.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:08 AM   #10
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Stay away from detergents. Use Woolite or something similar.
Detergents destroy stuff. It's too abrasive.
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