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    No need to throw out that Gore-Tex shell because you're getting soggy when you ski. Simply retreat it with TX Direct Wash-In, and you'll be dry again.

    Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In treatment restores durable water repellency (DWR) for waterproof/breathable fabrics such as Gore-Tex, HyVent, PreCip, and Event. Washing and using fabrics can make them begin to absorb water or "wet out". Nikwax TX-Direct completely restores surface water-repellency which enhances breathability. Nikwax TX-Direct lasts several washings and does not need to be reapplied after every wash like other treatments. 10 fl oz. (300 ml)
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    No More Wet Chairlift Butt!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Ok so the ol' pair of ski bibs have been put through a few seasons in the great Pacific Northwest. They've treated me well, but needed a bit of a re-waterproofing. This is the answer to that issue. I washed my bibs and two other jackets with one bottle - any more gear, I'd recommend another bottle.

    Pros: Re-waterproofs your technical apparel. I now live in Utah (tends to be less moisture in the snow), but has held up well so far.

    Cons: Doesn't really clean any of the apparel. Doesn't advertise this, but thought it may do that a bit, doesn't seem to be the case.

    Overall: A relatively cheap way to revamp your apparel. Its maybe 1/10 to 1/50 of the price of some technical jackets & pant, but can get it close to what it originally was in terms of waterproofness.

    Say yes to reboots.

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    More often than not, a reboot of something old - like your favorite Patrick Swayze movie - rarely results in something good or better. However, your waterproof goods are exempt from this statement, which is why something like the Nikwax Tx Direct Wash-In is pretty freakin' awesome. This stuff gives your old waterproof goodies (e.g. any Gore-Tex, eVent, HyVent, DryVent, H2no, etc) a nice reboot and rejuice, which is pretty dang excellent. You can use it in both a top-loading and front loading machine. Heads up - if you plan on washing more than 3 items, buy two of these. This bottle only really accounts for 3-4 items.

    purple proof, green clean

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    i live by this stuff, if you own goretex this is a must, espically if you use your jacket on the regs, once you see it getting dirty and water starts to soak into that first layer, just do a quick wash on it with this stuff and watch the jacket come back to life.

    Helps you take care of your gear

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Outdoor gear is made to weather everything we throw at it, but for it to work well year after year you have to take care of it. Once a year (at least) I run all my outdoor apparel through Tech Wash and then TX Direct. Use on all ski gear and rain jackets. Super easy to use with multiple options. Love pulling it out of the washer and watching the water roll off.

    If you have gore-tex its a must have.

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    After a while your gore-tex gets dirty and you have to wash it. Really this is just like a DWR and maybe better than what came on your garment originally. So this is what you need after you wash it. I like to wash w/ soap then wash again with this stuff, starting the wash and then stoping to let it soak in the garment for at least a half and hour, continue the cycle and then hang dry. More or less care about the outside water resistance more than anything else. No material breaths the way they say it does, doing this or spraying something else on is clogging the materials breathability.

    Revamp older gear with a new DWR coating

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I had a pair of 4 year old Dakine gloves that got saturated after only an hour or so of being used. Day to day it was a struggle to keep them dry and my hands warm.

    Thanks to this product I am still using the same gloves and I have not had a problem the entire season with wetness, at all.

    Extremely happy with this product and others produced by Nikwax.

    Great product

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I use it more then one time. I use one 10 fl oz. (300 ml) for a twice of the jacket they say it made for and it work great!

    I'm using it for years now. the repellent water fabric go like new ufter using it

    Good Stuff to Revive

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I washed this in with our 2 Gore Tex jackets and ski pants. It does work but you will need to use the dryer to set it in. The fabric does feel a little coated and I wonder about the breathability. I washed these in at the end of the winter season in preparation of the next winter season. I'll report back on the breathability aspect of the garment. Otherwise, I'll try the spray on next time.

    Arteryx website doesn't recommend

      I guess I'm the odd man out, cause I didn't think this worked well at all or nearly as well as a Revivx Spray on Waterproofer. I had an old MH shell that I thought was ready for the garbage because despite washing with tech wash and pouring a whole bottle of this stuff to treat it, it still wouldn't bead well. I was so dissappointed, and ended up buying a new Arteryx Beta AR (made me feel better hahaha). However it came time to wash the Beta and I checked Arteryx website and they DO NOT recommend a wash-in waterproofer, but rather a spray on. I used the Nikwax tech wash and the Revive-x spray on as per Arteryx instructions for both shells and when it came out, the old shell worked just as well as the Beta. I will not be using this product again to retreat my shells.

      The fabric still wets out

        I used this on a MH Conduit shell that, after a number of hard years, was wetting out in even moderate rain. After this treatment? Still wets out. Bummer.

        Works great but the instructions are missing

          I bought the 2-bottle set (10 oz. Tech Wash and 10 oz at REI and they were together in shrink plastic. When I took them out of the plastic I realized there were no instructions on either bottle on how to use the product. A quick web search took me to the nikwax sight and instructions for the stated "Run 30° synthetic cycle and slow spin." My washer doesn't have a 30 degree cycle (does yours?) and doesn't have a synthetic cycle and doesn't have a slow spin. I just washed the coats on gentle cycle and let them sit for about 30 min before rinse. Seemed to work ok. For such a "tech" product the instructions seem obtuse.

          They are referring to 30 degrees Celsius. That cycle is common on washing machines in places where the metric system is used. It would be awfully cold (frozen!) here in the US. If you choose USA as the language on the website then the directions will make more sense. It sounds like you got it figured out though.

          There are many Nikwax products and after reading contradicting reviews online, am not sure which one to get for my Marmot Cyclone Jacket (it's a 2-layer jacket). Could you tell me which Nikwax product should I get please?

          The jacket that I want to apply this too has a mesh liner on the inside... Should I still use the wash in or should I order the spray on.

          can I use the wash in products in a front...

          can I use the wash in products in a front loading washer?

          Best Answer

          Straight from the horses mouth:

          Use Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In in a washing machine ...

          For best results remove all non-washable parts and always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tech Wash in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.

          Top Loading Machine Wash:

          1. Place maximum of 3 clean garments in washing machine.

          2. After the machine has filled add 10floz/300ml of TX.Direct.

          3. Set cycle to Heavy and Warm, Low water level.

          Front Loading Machine Wash:

          1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.

          2. Place maximum of 2 clean garments in washing machine.

          3. Use 3floz/100ml per garment.

          4. Run 30oC Synthetic cycle and slow spin.

          Do not machine-wash garments if taped seams have become dislodged.*

          To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash. Do not use detergents.

          *Faulty taped seams sometimes become detached on old or worn garments. They can be re

          -stuck using a proprietary clear glue after waterproofing and drying.

          I know Nikwax offers a few different cleaner...

          I know Nikwax offers a few different cleaner and waterproofing detergents. Which ones should I go with to waterproof a synthetic insulation snowboard jacket?

          Hey Eric,

          You should wash the jacket with tech wash but as far as waterproofing, since the jacket has an insulative layer you'll definately want to go with a spray on waterproofer from Nikwax or Revive-X. On a side note I find that my jackets bead up much longer with a spray on rather than wash-in but that's just my experience. Hope this helps

          Which is better, wash-in or the direct...

          Which is better, wash-in or the direct spray on?

          It depends on you and the garment. If the garment is older, and you don't want to subject it to heat from the dryer, use the Spray On. As well, the Spray on saves on energy from the dryer. Otherwise, the wash in will require a dryer at the end of the wash in cycle.

          Will one bottle of wash in be enough to...

          Will one bottle of wash in be enough to waterproof:

          Gor tex paclite rain shell,

          Precip rain pants,

          Snow pants,

          Down jacket.

          Thanks for the input.

          I have a patagonia powder bowl jacket ht...

          I have a patagonia powder bowl jacket

          Wash in or spray on?

          I have a North Face HyVent coat with Nylon...

          I have a North Face HyVent coat with Nylon lining and Polyester insulation. It's not fleece on the inside, but it is a permanent lining inside a shell. It looks to be similar in materials and construction to TNF's Storm Rider coat. Mine is 4 years old, and I'm not sure what model mine is. Can I use the TX Direct wash-in (doubt it) for this coat, or am I limited to just the spray-on variety (likely)? Thanks.

          Best Answer

          You'll have to use the spray on. While I share your sentiment of prefering the wash-in over the spray-on, if you use the wash-in with any jacket that has a liner (or insulation of any type) the water repellancy will be applied to the liner and insulation, which will work against you by trapping moisture inside the jacket.

          The one advantage of using the spray-on is that you can select the high use areas and apply it heavier there (shoulders, hood, back, etc.)

          I have an Osprey Aether pack, would this...

          I have an Osprey Aether pack, would this work well for waterproofing it? Or what combo of Nikwax products would work best for my pack? I know they reccomend Tech wash, UV proof & Tent/Gear proof. It just seems like this would be a great product to add to the lineup for my pack. I am all about getting as much life out of my pack as possible. I guess what I'm asking is, would adding this to the three products I'm already using, be excessive?

          This product is for breathable items such as rain shells. Tent & gear proof is what you should be using on your pack, especially since it looks like some of the body of the aether is 200D nylon. To help extend the life of your pack, just make sure it's clean and dry before you put it away for storage.

          What would be the best wash/water repellent...

          What would be the best wash/water repellent treatment for nylon and polyester exterior shells?

          is there any difference between the goretex...

          is there any difference between the goretex wash and the softshell wash?

          How many washings will this 10 oz. bottle...

          How many washings will this 10 oz. bottle will do in a standard top-load washing machine? Is it just meant for 1, or do use a capful each time?