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Description

Detergents can diminish the durable water repellency (DWR) of a technical fabric. Opt for Tech Wash instead.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash to clean and care for your waterproof/breathable garments. Dirt will attract water and reduce the beading-up of droplets on the fabric's surface. Plus, after a couple days out in the backcountry, your shell reeks. Wash the garment in Nikwax Tech Wash non-detergent soap. Detergents can leave water-attractive residues that will not rinse out. They also contain agents that can wash away water-repellent treatments. Never use liquid detergents or fabric softeners. 10 fl oz. (300 ml)

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5 5

Wash everything with DWR in this

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wash everything from my tent to my jackets in this wash. It immediately brings the product back to it brand new state of repelling and beading water away. Rejuvenating your gear and washing it regularly without detergents is the best way to keep your expensive shells and tents for years.

Give me a shout if you have questions about waterproofing or washing gear.

Eric Watford
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801-736-6397
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Wash everything with DWR in this
5 5

No more bloody mess!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After a bloody snowboard accident this season, I was less concerned about my body and more concerned about my favorite purple ski jacket being stained! Turns out, after just one Tech Wash there was no trace I had ever taken a dig.

When it comes to washing my outerwear, Nikwax is my immediate go -to product. If you've invested in nice garments this wash will assure your gear stays breathable and water resistant.

Everyday detergents can clog breathability in tech fabrics, shortening their lifespan. I used this wash and then treated my jacket with the TX Direct Spray.

The next ski day my jacket performed like it was brand new and the purple popped better than ever.

5 5

A story for the grandkids

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

One fine February weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to pack up the car and head south for a camping trip in the desert. He did the packing, while I fired up the juicer for my special beet-and-apple juice. I poured it in our Hydro Flasks (another fantastic product) and we hit the open road, ready for beet-fueled adventure. Somewhere in southern Utah, we stopped to enjoy the scenery. I pulled out my highly stain-a-rific beet juice for a quick sip, right as Chris gunned the car into drive, causing my beloved juice to spill down the front of my equally beloved, freshly-Nikwax-treated Arc'teryx jacket. Steam was building in my ears as Chris stopped the car. We stared at each other, neither knowing what to say. We got out, neither of us speaking, and began to pour water onto my ruined jacket. This was where we were going to part ways, I thought. But lo and behold, the water beaded its way down the jacket, collecting all the beautiful beet juice and washing it into the desert sand at our feet. Not a drop of juice remained on my jacket. Not one single drop. We stared at each other in jaw-dropped awe and amazement. This was going to be a good weekend.

5 5

Keep those jackets clean

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wash your tech shell with this stuff, machine dry it on a warm temperature and it'll be back beading water off like it was new. It is good for your technical shell's waterproofing and breathability, to fairly consistently wash them, and like it says int he description, you don't want to use regular clothing detergents because they can clog up the membrane.

4 5

Awesome Product!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had a fairly stained Gore-Tex Jacket. This product is fantastic. It didn't get all the stains out( the jacket hadn't been washed in years) but it did a great job at getting the largest and most unsightly stains out.

Be sure you get the Nikwax TX Direct wash in for use after cleaning.

4 5

left my jacket nice and shiny.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First wash with this left my jacket almost brand new looking.

5 5

rejuvenated my gore tex

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

use it at least 1x a season on my gore tex. it gives a recommended surface area of fabric per bottle. I stretch it a little thin (50% extra material), haven't noticed any bad effects. At the same time, I don't let my goretex get that nasty. I usually use nikwax spray afterward, and my gear sheds water like a duck.

Unanswered Question

Do I rinse with fresh water after washing? I have it soaking now in the washing machine, but I do not see on the instructions (I am washing it by hand) whether or not to rinse it. If I rinse it with water, I am afraid it will rinse out the waterproofing. Help!

5 5

NikWax never lets down

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Haven't had an issue with their products yet. Does exactly what they claim to do and they are reasonably priced in my opinion. Wish I could put more items in per load, but whatever, no big deal. Important note, run an empty rinse cycle first to get any detergent residue out of your washing machine!

4 5

Does the job

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cleans your waterproof gear properly. But some stubborn stains may still require a little spray and wash directly on the area. I usually prefer the 2 in 1 solutions (ie grangers) that cleans and replenishes the DWR coating in 1 wash.
Overall good product to take care your spendy gear

1 5

CAN DAMAGE WATERPROOFING ON OLDER GEAR!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My outdoor store told me I needed to hand wash my tent in this "gentle" soap before re-sealing it, but it dissolved my tent floor's waterproofing to white crumbs and lifted all the factory seam tape! My nice old REI tent that I was trying to make perfect for a friend to borrow is now garbage. BE AWARE that older gear may have silicone-based sealants(?) and SPOT TEST! Filed a product report with Nikwax but they claimed it wasn't their fault, that "time was the enemy." Bogus.

5 5

Gets rid of that clammy feeling

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This stuff does a great job clearing out the nasty grease and oil particles that are clogging up the pores of your several hundred dollar goretex shell. If you're feeling like you're in a steam room every time you throw your shell on and do anything more strenuous than walking your dog around the block, its probably because your jacket has lost most of its breathability due to residues in the fabric and this stuff will get you back to new.

Tech Wash doesn't do as well on hard stains as some detergents but it will allow your gear to function properly without destroying the waterproofing like some other detergents. And lets be honest, stains are as much a badge of honor as anything so don't worry about them and worry about what really matters which is having gear that functions like it should

5 5

Protect your fine gear

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

You spent $500 on your jacket, not spend another few to keep it worth that. One 10oz bottle will do about two washing when used as prescribed with a load of 3-4 articles each. It won't get as clean as your Oxy Clean will, but it will make your gear last much longer and behave as it should.

5 5

Use it..seriously

Keep your gear in great shape for multiple seasons. There is no bad weather, only bad gear, and this will help make sure your gear is good to go.

5 5

go ahead. give your coat what it wants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You love your gear, it keeps you dry and comfortable. Your gear loves Nikwax Tech Wash, just as you need to surface from the endless pow laps, you coat needs a splash of Tech Wash to get clean and keep you waterproof/breathable garments functioning properly. Use with Nikwax TX Direct (wash-in or spray on) to both clean and revive the water repellant DWR of your tech gear.

5 5

Resurrect your threads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am very impressed with how well these Nikwax products work. I used the TX Direct spray on in conjunction with the Tech Wash here and it literally transformed the material on my jacket. My 2 year old jacket has had it pretty rough. The material felt coarse and had some fuzziness to the fibers from being used and abused. After washing it with the tech, wash the material felt smooth and supple again. Very impressed. On a side note, you'll always want to use a side loading washer. The traditional top load center agitator style will really do a number on your outerwear. Lastly, I would recommend using the TX spray instead of the wash for maximum breathablility.

5 5

Good stuff!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It really cleaned the tent well. It came out feeling soft and renewed.

5 5

Great one

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm use it for all my technical clothing only in the end of the season (for the price is heavy on me). the clothing go out like new!

5 5

Great Wash!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great wash for all our Gore Tex shells and pants. Leaves no residue like detergent does. Awesome!

5 5

Good stuff

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Dose the job nicely! If you have spent the big bucks on top notch gear you should give it a good clean with this wicked product from time to time! Foams up nicely and makes you shine :)