GENERAL ADVISES FOR THE MANTEINANCE AND LASTING OF PARENTINI WEAR
Below are some notes and useful indications about the use and care of cycling clothing. Remember that, like any other type of clothing, cycling clothing is not eternal and indestructible. However, with a few simple tricks and following these tips, you can help increase the duration of use of the garment.
Never use creams, balsamic oils and heating products (in winter) or sunscreen (summer) under clothing made with elastic fibers. These products contain chemicals that accelerate the deterioration of fabric fibers made with spandex.
HOW TO WEAR
When you wear or take off your clothing, try to not stretch it too much, so move slowly and keep attention avoiding to expose to excessive stress fabric and sewing. First than ride your bike, is a good rule to put yourself in position of race and adjust the clothing in order to obtain the maximum comfort. Is normal if the sewing pull over the back when the athlete is stand up, because Parentini clothes are studied to fit perfectly on body when it is in race position. It may happen to men that when urinate during the race, the sewing of the shorts are exposed to particular tension, in this case is mandatory to pay attention because fabrics and sewing could yield. When the athlete is submitted to extreme effort, may sweat a lot; in this case is suggested to regulate the air flow, opening the zip of the jersey or jacket, and keeping constant the body temperature. After each use, hang the garments in a well-ventilated room or wash immediately. Do not hang garments in direct sunlight. Do not preserve wet clothing in airless places like into plastic bags, handbags or sports cases.
After use, immediately hang up the clothing exposing it to fresh air or wash it. If the athlete normally sweats a lot, is recommended to wash the clothing to prevent an eventual bacterial attack that could damage the fabrics. The sweat after some time can corrode the fabrics because of the bacteria. The level of deterioration caused by sweat changes form person to person. To avoid this situation, we strongly recommend to wash your clothing after use and not to keep in airless places. For this problem we can not be responsible of possible damages.
HOW TO WASH
For dyed fabrics first than do any treatment, do a washing test or cleaning over a hidden part of the garment. Wash the garments separately from other clothes or accessories. Because each washing process exposes to stress the fabrics and sewing. Is recommended to turn inside out the clothing before washing exposing the sewing out. To wash in machine use delicate cycle, warm water (not more than 30°) do not use Bleach, or fabric softener, but only liquid soap for delicate clothing. Do not spin-dry, do not twist the clothing; if necessary just press kindly with hands.
USUAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
DAMAGED FABRIC E PILLING: Pilling on the fabric does not happen by chance nor does it occur alone, it is always the result of rubbing and abrasion on rough surfaces. In most of the cases fabrics are damaged by abrasion, which is caused by the use of embroidery seats or the particular form of the seat causing strong friction with the legs. You must assure that the velcro of the air camera under the seat don’t touch the fabric of the shorts. A further forethought to avoid damages is not to wash in machine together with gloves, bags, shoes or anything that have velcro or plastic elements that can damage the fabric. Remember that pilling is never a manufacturing defect but is the result of the mechanical actions described above.
BREAKING OF THREAD OF PAD SEWING: considering that the stress that threads and sewings can suffer. Is normal if this happens, contact us to repair.
BREAKING OF THE ZIP: It may happens for different causes. Contact us for replacement.
FABRIC DETERIORATION: Sweat is toxic, in some of us more, in others less. This phenomenon occurs due to the development of bacteria. Due to their functional nature, fabrics are delicate and deterioration may occur with useTo minimize this eventuality we suggest you rinse the garment immediately after each use and never store it wet with sweat in a closed environment or – even worse – in a sports bag or plastic bag.