The Siemens outdoor cycle for functional textiles helps these sensitive materials retain their impressive functions for a long time. With the right laundering, it's possible to wash and waterproof functional clothing simultaneously. This is how the water-repellant textiles can be freshened up without compromising their breathing activity. This way, even heavily-used equipment will remain effective in the long run. With the programmes super15 and super40 you can enjoy your clean laundry even faster.
Protects high-quality functional clothing during washing - the outdoor/impregnation cycle.
The outdoor/impregnation cycle protects high-quality functional clothing during washing. Through a wash-in agent, the right temperature, and special drum movements, the cycle refreshes the water-repellent function of your textiles. When you wash and waterproof clothing with this cycle, full breathability is retained.
The modern microfibres, breathable and waterproof membranes and sensitive seams of your outdoor clothing require special care. The outdoor cycle protects functional clothing during washing. Sailing jackets, jogging tops and snowboard pants retain their breathability.
Functional clothing also needs special care when drying. Taped seams are particularly at risk from high temperatures. So our outdoor drying cycle dries at a consistently low temperature.
Knows how to remove stains: The world's first stain removal system. No two sports are alike, and the same goes for laundry care. Whether sweat stains, grass stains on a football jersey or mud after a rainy bike ride, the innovative stain removal system gives each stain the treatment it requires. So that now 16 of the most difficult stains can be removed easily with Siemens.
The stain removal system also works with special cycles. You can use the 16 stain options in all standard and special cycles (except super15 and wool/hand wash).
super15: Washes, spins and rinses in just 15 minutes. The super 15 cycle gets lightly soiled clothing clean in an unbelievable 15 minutes. Complete with main wash, rinse and spin. This makes it ideal for anyone who wants their clothes clean again quickly.
super40: After washing your laundry with the super15 programme, you can get your laundry dry in just 40 minutes - with its optimized temperatur curve and special cooling phase: super40.
The ideal solution for any weather - functional clothing.
Outdoor activities demand a lot of material, like breathability, toughness, windproofing and waterproofing. To make sure your quality outdoor clothing serves you faithfully for a long time, it is important to waterproof it and renew the waterproofing as soon as water no longer beads off the surface.
So that outdoor clothing with GORE-TEX® protects like a second skin, between the top material (1) and interior lining (2) there is a membrane layer (3), which has more than 1.5 billion small pores/cm². These pores are approximately 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, yet 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule. This membrane and its welded seams make functional clothing absolutely waterproof from the outside, yet breathable from the inside.
- Wash at 30°C
- Tumble dry at a low temperature (gentle)
- Do not iron
Synthetics and microfibres
Synthetic materials absorb less water and therefore less dirt into the weave of the fabric than natural fibres. This makes them very easy to care for. However you should avoid washing them at temperatures above 40°C and at a high spin setting, otherwise this could misshape the fabric. The ideal cycle for synthetics: the Siemens super15 programme – for those who want clean laundry fast.
Modern microfibres are essentially cared for in the same way as all synthetic materials. However you must avoid using fabric softener because this causes the fine gaps between the fibres to close up, meaning that the weave can no longer absorb any moisture.
- Wash at 40°C (gentle)
- Tumble dry as normal
- Do not iron
Warm, soft and water-repellant – fleece is a real all-rounder even during the coldest season of the year. And it is also very easy to care for. You can wash your fleece garments easily in the washing machine at 30 to 40°C — in just 15 minutes using the Siemens super15 programme for lightly soiled items. A low spin setting is enough to help retain the extremely soft surface structure of the fleece material.
Unlike other functional textiles, it is recommended that you use a little fabric softener every fifth time you wash fleece garments. This restores the material's softness.