Wow, my softshells repel water better now that I think they did at first. This stuff works. However, I followed the instructions on the bottle, which seemed a bit off, and used the whole bottle and ended up with little beads of this stuff all over my shells. I'm not sure a top load washing machine really uses a whole bottle when the other washing instructions only call for a little bit to be used. The little clear beads (almost look like rain drops on my stuff) have long since been brushed or fallen off, and everything is spiffy and waterproof.