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    Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash-In Duo-Pack

    The Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash-In Duo-Pack breathes new life into your grubby, well-worn tech outerwear. Give your manky jackets and pants a wash with Nikwax’s Tech Wash, a non-detergent soap that safely cleans them without damaging DWR treatments. After everything’s clean, run a cycle with Nikwax’s TX.Direct Wash-In treatment to quickly revive water repellency without compromising breathability.

    • Bring new life into your old, weathered gear
    • Safe for use with Gore-Tex, Ultrex, eVent, and other membranes
    • All Nikwax products are 100% water-based and biodegradable
    • Item #NIK0069

    Tech Specs

    (each bottle) 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    cleaning, restoring high-tech outerwear
    Manufacturer Warranty
    4 years

    Tech Specs

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    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Works great

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

    I was a bit skeptical even with all the good reviews I've read about this pack. I ran an old ski jacket and pair of pants through the wash with both products. When I say old, I mean old, the jacket is at least 20 years old and the pants are maybe a couple years younger and they were definitely way past their ability to prevent me from getting soaked in any wet weather. Oh my goodness does this stuff work. My jacket and pants easily shed water and snow on a recent 3 day ski trip. Snow conditions varied between powder, ice and slush and my clothes remained dry and reasonably breathable the whole time. I'm stoked, I can spend my money on gas and lift tickets instead of new gear.

    Must have to make your gear last

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

    If you care about keeping your gear for as long as possible, then this stuff is fantastic to keep your gear functioning properly for as long as possible. The Green Tech Wash goes first and it truly cleaned my technical clothing. Everything came out looking brand new. It requires very little of the wash to go a long way. The instructions were a bit confusing on the bottle so I went online and found better ones on the Nikwax site, which inform you how many capfuls to use. I used the smaller ring on the cap and it worked great. After the green cleaner, the blue comes along to refresh the DWR treatment. The Nikwax site explains in better detail than I can about how the science works on this, but it definitely helps restore the DWR a bit. Obviously it doesn't restore it to brand new, but it certainly helps keep your gear shedding water for longer!

    Double pack

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

    this laundry detergent works great on reviving waterproof equipment. I had 4 pairs of waders, and a rain coat that desperately needed to be washed. I followed the washing instructions on the bottle and they turned out great! The TX wash really makes your gear waterproof again. It does smell weird and you;ll want to makes sure you rinse it completely.

    Just like new

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Great product. Only reason gave it 4 stars is because of how little you get for what you pay. However I will keep getting it because it works so well.

    Increases the longevity of outerwear

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Use this detergent to clean and revitalize your waterproof outerwear. I use it on my raincoats and it does a solid job. You will also increase the life of your outerwear.

    Rejuvenated My Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I acquired a like-new Patagonia shell that had picked up a rather unfortunate smell during its short life. Determined to make it wearable once again, I turned to our lord and savior Nikwax for guidance.

    This two product pack was the perfect one two punch to deodorize and re-waterproof my jacket. Instructions are easy to follow and the results speak for themselves: a waterproof jacket that no longer smells like a dead raccoon. Success!

    If I have one complaint it is that the two products in this package don't have the same use instructions. The Techwash is only enough for a single wash, while the TX.Direct can handle multiple washes in one bottle. Buy this pack a couple of times and you'll soon end up with lots of extra TX.Direct, but never enough Tech Wash.

    This is the solution!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    OK, so I have two breathable raincoats for hiking and fishing out in Oregon--so I have a bit of experience with the rain--that lost their mojo after being put through the washing machine after getting them completely dirty. One is a Columbia OmniDry and the other is a Red Ledge something. I learned that you don't put your breathable raingear in the washer, as the laundry soap and stuff bonds with the breathable waterproofing! Once that happens, water soaks through and you're totally wet. And of course, I learned this lesson while out steelhead fishing in the rain for a few hours, so it was a cold and wet day with ineffective raingear. Anyway, the Nikwax tech wash followed by the wash-in restored my gear's mojo! I've worn it several times in the rain, but today was a particularly complete soaker of a rainy day and I was out in it for several hours, and the seams and breathable spots held up and I stayed dry. This Nikwax stuff worked and I've also shared my story with my friends, too. Definitely a better product than that spray-on crap! :)

    Great for technical outerwear

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are great for technical outerwear, after washing with these I haven't noticed any loss in water repelency from my jackets

    Wash your tech gear!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you have waterproof tech clothing (jackets, pants, etc) then you need to keep it in tip top shape. When your tech pieces get dirty they lose their waterproofing and suddenly you are skiing down with a soaked jacket or pants. Throw your gear in the wash and follow the directions on these bottles and your gear will look and perform like new again!

    If you have any questions about tech wash, or other garment care items on the site, please contact me directly.

    Awesome Stuff!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used these products several times throughout the years and keep coming back. They works well and can really bring any old gear back to life! I suggest trying to get any residue out of your washer(more so the fill in area) out before you use this stuff. If your washer is old you can have some caked in residue in there that basically counteracts this.

    Wash works well

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I haven't needed to use the wash-in yet but the tech-wash is awesome. It really breathed new life into my hardshell which was starting to suck up water somewhat. Now water beads on it like it was brand new.

    So you just bought some Gore-tex eh?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    For those who love the outdoors, yet also love themselves some quality gear, there is no better way to ensure you gear lasts than Nikwax! For getting those worn marks out of your favorite (insert outdoor activity) gear, look no further for the answer to whatever that is on that sleeve of yours. Once the tech wash removes whatever unspeakable horror that stain was, the TX Direct will make sure no other liquid intruders permeate your bubble of dry!

    A necessity.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So you just spent $650 on a brand new Arc'teryx shell. Believe it or not at some point the fabric will stop doing its job like it did on day one.

    All gear needs to be taken care of. It is highly technical equipment just need to be cleaned an maintained just like a bike or skies. Nikwax is a good and cheap way to make sure your jacket or pants or gloves or shoes stay in tip top shape for years and years.

    Look at all of the employee reviews on this product. If that doesn't tell you there is an actually need for this product I don't know what will.

    Miracle Worker

      I love this stuff! I've used on 3 Layer gortex shells and other similar waterproof material. I had an older pair of sessions snowpants that I used it on, that are now pretty water resistant (I wouldn't go as far as saying they fully repel water now, but after apply the wash treatment they do a great job of keeping the water out). It also does a gear job cleaning all my shells. I use this anytime and every time I wash my shells.

      pimp your gear out

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have been using this combo for a couple seasons now on my gear at least once a season. I love khaki pants which always seem to get dirty real easily so this combo is perfect to make sure your still flossing on the mountain and dry which is a nice addition. this combo is the only way to truely get back the water proofing level for your gear after extended use and i Like to do one big cycle mid season to make sure spring does not leave me drenched !

      Will this work on a canada goose jacket ?...

      Will this work on a canada goose jacket ? (I have the mystique parka)

      There's no reason that it shouldn't work, though I have heard extremely contrasting reviews concerning the TX.Direct Wash-In waterproofing; however, be sure to check on CG's website for instructions on how to clean your down garment. Most manufacturers of down-filled clothing tend to, with minor deviation, agree on a set of protocols when washing and drying your garment to ensure prolonged use, capability, and fortitude of the piece in question. I've avoided using the wash-in waterproofing due to degree of disparity of opinion I've found, but the Tech Wash shouldn't be a problem. Make sure you find out the exact procedure for cleaning the parka though!

      So I used the techwash and none of the...

      So I used the techwash and none of the stains on my pants were cleaned. Pants pretty much everything looked the same as before I washed it. Is it not good for heavy or old stains? Do i need to scrub out my stains separately then wash with techwash and then tx direct?


      While I sometimes think the Nikwax Tech Wash is magical, I am told that it is pure science at work.

      Unfortunately, despite their amazing formula, the Tech Wash will not be able to remove all stains (especially ones that have been allowed to set for a long time).

      Rest assured that the Nikw Wax Tech Wash can handle most stain removals, and even if the stain persists, your gear is nonetheless clean. If you are determined to live a stain free life, I would recommend attacking the stain early and scrubbing directly. I would also recommend using the TX Direct intermittently to restore the qualities of your gear's waterproof/breathable membrane.

      Best Answer

      Yes, you would need to separately treat the stains, wash them out, then wash with the TechWash, and follow with the TxDirect. The TechWash is designed to remove old detergents that may interfere with the water repellency of your garments in question; it does not have any true sort of efficacy when it comes to stain treatment or removal - totally different realm of cleaner.

      I have found that when I have nasty stains I need to use good told Tide or Shout... and then I wash with a technical wash afterward. I have not seen any undue effects from this -- probably because this sort of stain treatment is typically randomly (and widely) dispersed in both the time and space of the garment.

      can you use the wash treatments if your...

      can you use the wash treatments if your garment is not a shell, but has insulation?

      You could use the Tech-Wash on a non-shell insulated jacket. Although, Nikwax does have down specific wash prodcuts. Down-Wash for stricly cleaning purposes, and Down-Proof for revitilizing down and giving it greater waterproofness.

      I have the L1 premium denim snowboard pants...

      I have the L1 premium denim snowboard pants and want to revive the waterproofness. They tag says they are like 94% cotton and 6% spandex. Which nikwax product would be best for them? I was gonna use the tech wash but not sure if I should use the tx or cotton proof. Here is the link to the pants

      Will this work with Tour Master Defender...

      Will this work with Tour Master Defender Rain gear? The last time I was stuck in a heavy down pour I got wet but not soaked. I have used camp dry in the past to water proof but this seems like its the best and easiest. Do you really just use this stuff like a detergent in the washing machine?

      To an extent yes that is exactly what you do. Here is a link to better serve you so nothing goes wrong with your product