Hey guys. Got excited and washed all my bike gear today, first time since... when... may i think. All 4 pairs of gloves, both jackets, neck warmer, draggins, all three helmet liners, and even polished my riding boots... ok yes i was bored. Oh and washed my sheepskin seat cover . Needless to say, i was horrified at my dri rider climate control jacket for two reasons... one, it gave no indication of how ridiculously utterly totally and completely *FILTHY* it was... the smell of the water i was washing it in oh my god - dirt and exhaust fumes 8-[... and two, i almost needed someone with a phd to put all the layers back in ](*,). Forgot it was flexible and could bend too . Anyway, just wanted to post a friendly reminder to wash your gear every now and then. Im sure you know this, but dont take the fact it looks clean to mean it IS clean... Everything was hand washed (separately) in luke warm water (about 25c) with a mild detergent and napisan with oxyaction crap... worked a treat. edit: I also believe that waterproof/water resistant stuff needs to be clean to work as described, so helps to wash that stuff too .