1# What about washing my garment ?

A protective garment must be washed regularly. Studies have shown that soiling interferes with the performance of the protective material (e.g. penetration of resin, oil or fuel residues into the fabric).

Too much washings can also affect the effectiveness of the protective material (mechanical stresses in machine washing).

2# How do I wash my garment ?

To wash this garment, observe the maintenance conditions indicated on the sticker.

Close the main zip and those of the aeration under the armpits. Leave the zippered pockets open (if the pockets are full of chips, think about your machine, shake them to remove the maximum). Loosen all elastic cords. Loosen and secure the wrists in self-aggriping tape(Velcro®).

Use your usual laundry. Hand-shape and allow to dry on a wire vertically in the open air.

Wait until the garment is dry before storing or using it.


Adopting the right actions for the environment

Prefer eco-labelled products, prohibition of detergents with phosphates, avoid under filling the machine, follow the dosing instructions, wash at low temperature. A 30 ° wash is often sufficient to wash the textile products (energy saving = 60% compared to a wash at 60 ° according to Forum Washen), saving the packaging.

Take care of your garments is a good action for your money and for the planet.

CLOTHING, at the END OF LIFE, EVEN WORN, can be directed to textile collection points: they will be upgraded or transformed into combustor products.

How to use protective clothing to protect against the risk of chainsaw cuts?

As with any personal protective equipment (PPE), this product does not offer protection against all risks, it is designed to minimize the risk of cuts in the event of accidental contact with a hand-held chainsaw.

Precautions for use in the handling of a chainsaw and the safest working techniques should be adopted.

It is recommended to read the safety tips specific to the chainsaw used. Maximum protection is ensured when the garment is completely closed. It is recommended to wear complementary PPE adapted to the work (protection of the head, goggles or screen of protection against projections, gloves and footwear or boots of protection to prevent the risk of cuts adapted to the terrain).

Proper use of protective clothing implies good maintenance. The layers of fibres composing the garment must remain free and floating. Dirt may glue the fibres and the level of protection will be reduced.


1# Choose a garment that is not in its size:

Personal protective equipment must be adapted to the morphology of the person wearing it.
For protective protection clothing, the protection must be adjusted and well positioned on the front of the leg when it comes to a type A, frontal protection. Too wide a garment can be hung and too narrow, it may hinder freedom of movement.
This is why the wearing of protective Leggings or gaiters is reserved for occasional use. However, extended versions or tricks such as the leggings Expander allow to have a little more equipment adapted to the silhouette of the person.

2# Wear a damaged garment:

A damaged garment no longer provides adequate protection: it should be repaired immediately if the protective material is not touched or destroyed so that it cannot be worn again. Before wearing, check that the size is suitable (too wide a garment can be hung and too narrow may hinder freedom of movement) and that the garment is not damaged.

3# Sew protection:

In case of alterations or repairs, it is imperative not to modify the protection system in its positioning, its surface and its retaining wires on the garment. The patch must not cross the protection, the seams wires must cross only the Outer fabric.


Excessive drying or washing temperature..

The protective mattress must not shrink. Shrinkage deforms the garment and therefore the protective mattress makes the fibres compact, which may adversely affect their effectiveness.
The use of the tumble dryer is forbidden.

Is it possible to repair the forest PPE?

For safety reasons, our clothes or equipment for protection against the risk of cuts chain saw are not repairable if the mattress contributing to the protection against the risk of cuts is damaged. It is appropriate in this case to throw his clothes. We guide you to classic waste circuits. However, a garment can be repaired if an accessory is damaged, a junk in an outside fabric or a button undone.

A S.A.V. FRANCITAL is at the disposal of our customers through our Resellers: contact@francital.com.

It is imperative to contact us with an illustration (photo or video) so that we make you an evaluation of the damage and possible repairs as well as the cost..


We can customize some of our items such as Softshell, T-shirt or some jackets with embroidery or silk screen. Consult us for a quote request.


CLOTHING, at the END OF LIFE, EVEN WORN, can be directed to textile collection points: they will be upgraded or transformed into combustor products.