Catfish Designs use a number of technical and performance orientated fabrics across the Swimwear, Active Wear, Cycle and Triathlon categories. Looking after your garments correctly will ensure the maximum performance and longevity for your gear.
Being performance materials, they are not impervious to damage. Please avoid rough surfaces such as the stone edging of pools, concrete ledges, velcro or other such surfaces that can catch or rub on the material. Products that have been damaged due to misuse or not following care instructions will not be replaced.
We strongly advise against machine washing any swimwear. Rinse immediately after use in fresh water and allow to drip dry in shade. Please don't hang in direct sunlight. Extra Life Lycra swimwear is not designed for prolonged use in chlorine. If you swim in chlorinated pools, please select Chlorine Proof swimwear.
Active Wear, Cycle and Tri
Washing immediately after use will ensure the best result and longer life for your gear. Always try to wash by hand with cold water, or if you need to machine wash, set to a gentle cycle. Do not tumble dry. Hang in shade, preferably upside down to dry.
The water temp needs to be no more than 30 degrees. Using hot water affects colours as well as the integrity of the chamois materials in the Cycle and Tri gear. Do not use fabric softener and do not iron. Ensure all zips and zipped up, prior to washing to avoid damaging other garments.
Towels and Jackets
Towels (Chamois or velour) can be washed with other items and hung out to dry as per "normal" towels. Swim Jackets are treated with a waterproof coating on the outer layer and should not be machined washed. If the jacket does need to be washed, please hand wash in cold water without detergent. Any machine washing or use of detergent with reduce the performance of the waterproofing and degrade the fill inside the jacket.