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If your softshell performance jacket and pants don't seem to have the water-resistance gumption they once did, get your gear back in gear with Nikwax Softshell Proof Spray On. Simply spray this product onto your Softshell performance gear to restore the factory DWR (Durable Water Repellency) coating. This Nikwax spray will also increase the breathability of your gear. This Nikwax product won't fade or goof up the way your gear looks either. *Use this spray in conjunction with the Nikwax Tech wash (sold separately) for best results.

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Shred the smell off!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Serisouly it made my softshell jacket smell terrible like elmers glue but one day of shredding hard the odor was gone. Does it really improve the waterproofing, not sure, didn't see the water beading but it probably helps.

Cat pee in a bottle

    Does it restore your Goretex, DWR, Event, DryQ Elite, etc.? - Yes, very well. Does it make your jacket smell like your cat peed on it? - Yes, very well. Seriously - it works very well, it just smells awful. I'm really not sensitive to smells, but this stuff is just rank. Airing out your garments for several days helps. I've now switched to Revivex to restore my waterproof/breathable garments. It's less product for the cash - but the smell is better.

    Works well.

      I sprayed it on my Burton windstopper fleece and it worked pretty well. The only thing is it takes half the bottle. It says on the bottle that it will DWR 1 to 2 items of clothing depending on how much you spray on.

      After it dried, I ran my sleeve under the faucet and it repelled the water. I took a hand full of water and threw it on the fleece, and it beaded. Pretty cool. Recently there was a rain storm and I wore my fleece, the rain drops beaded, but eventually it stopped beading and some drops got through.

      I must mention my fleece is not meant to be a waterproof item, I just wanted it to be so I decided to spray it on and use the fleece for light rain conditions, but the recent storm was cats and dogs.

      There is a smell from the spray, it's very strong when you first spray it on, but dissipates after it dries. But it is still noticeable. But I guess it really depends on the individual because I don't really mind the smell, it's kinda like Elmer's glue.

      Can I use this spray on my canvas shoes?...

      Can I use this spray on my canvas shoes? If not I understand I will need a fluoropolymer-based spray so do you have any suggestions?

      Can this be used on an eVent shell? I...

      Can this be used on an eVent shell? I already have this for my softshells... so it would be nice if it worked.

      Best Answer

      Hi Lawson!
      You certainly can use this. Softshell Proof is designed with 4-way stretch fabrics in mind, so it will work on, though is not necessary for, hard shell fabrics (meaning waterproof/breathable laminates like eVent). Thanks for the question. Stay dry!

      Hi Lawson!
You certainly can use this. Softshell Proof is designed with 4-way stretch fabrics in mind, so it will work on, though is not necessary for, hard shell fabrics (meaning waterproof/breathable laminates like eVent). Thanks for the question. Stay dry!

      Can I use this product on my down Jacket...

      Can I use this product on my down Jacket and down sleeping bag? Or would something else work better?