You can find washing instructions printed inside every garment. In general, washing in cold or warm water with mild laundry powder and line dry is the best way to clean our products and ensure a long life. A low spin speed of 600rpm is recommended. A few of our garments are dry clean only.
Our outerwear is treated with a Durable Water-Repellent finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. Re-proofing increases the water repellency and lifespan of your jacket. When rain ceases to bead on the fabric, it’s a sign that water repellency is fading and cleaning / re-proofing is required. To re-proof we firstly recommend cleaning at 30°C with Nikwax® Techwash. Then re-proof using Nikwax® TX Direct.
As with all Finisterre products, a lot of attention and care has gone into making our wetsuits; seams, neoprene, construction and fit. In this respect, we warranty all seams and neoprene against defects in manufacturing and materials for the period of one year post purchase. Within this time, we are happy to be able to offer free repairs carried out by local expert wetsuit repairers. As we like to make sure all repairs are finished to the highest level, these repairs can take 3-4 weeks depending on the repair needed so just be aware that you might be without a suit for a while. If you find any problems that affect the functionality of your suit, please get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll instruct you on the next step.
We hate waste and would much rather breathe new life into an old jacket than add it to landfill. The Finisterre Lived & Loved Repairs Service has been a much-valued part of the brand since the beginning.
You can purchase your repairs online through our dedicated Lived & Loved section. You'll then be sent a confirmation email containing a link to print out your free postage label for sending us your repairs. Once we've received your repairs, our dedicated repairs team will add years back into your garments, patching up scrapes and tears before returning them for your next adventure.
Please allow 3-6 weeks for your repair to take place, and be aware that October - January are our busiest times. Occasionally we may need some extra details from you regarding your repair, so make sure to keep an eye on your email inbox once you've sent us your repair.
If you'd like to find out more about our repairs service please visit the Repairs page.