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- 2" high
- 5" wide
- Tech Wash and TX.Direct Wash-In packaged together to clean and waterproof your technical outerwear.
- Tech Wash is a safe, soap-based cleaner for synthetic waterproof clothing, equipment, insulated garments and sleeping bags.
- TX.Direct restores water repellency to all waterproof breathable laminates, coatings and microfibers.
- Easy washing machine-applied cleaner and waterproofing!
- Water based and Biodegradable. Contains NO flourocarbons (PFCs) and NO VOCs
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Nikwax Hardshell DUO-Pack Cleaner and Waterproofing is all you need to maintain the performance of your technical outerwear. Contains two 10oz bottles.
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000PGOOIS
- Item model number: 103
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 17, 2007
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
That being said, this product does a really, really good job of restoring the water repellency of DWR treated fabrics. It WILL NOT however, make a garment water repellent that has broken down - e.g. the Gore-Tex layer is damaged, or was poor to begin with.
So far with my one set (two bottles) I have treated the following garments with the following results:
1. Patagonia kayak paddling anorak - it was FILTHY from many, many trips, and had begun to lose its water proofness. A treatment with this product not only made the jacket look great again, it sheds water amazingly well - as if it was new.
2. Two Marmot "shell" type Gore-tex rain jackets. Both were initially very water proof, but after a couple of seasons they both would absorb water at the shoulder seams and it would soak through in a down pour. A treatment with this Nikwax kit restored both jackets to "like new" performance. I can turn the hose on them and the water sheds off like they were new.
3. Isis "Torrent" rain jacket. This jacket, while stylish, NEVER repelled water worth a *@#$*&. Washing and treating it with the Nikwax improved it a bit, but it is still not water repellent. No miracle here, unfortunately
4. Orvis breathable fishing waders - old, flthy, stinky, and barely water repellent, I thought I'd give them a try. Washing them in the washing machine was a bit tricky - they would fill up with water/suds and not rinse completely. So I did two cycles - one on each side (inside out the second time). The results are amazing - much cleaner than before, and they bead water like when they were new 6 or 7 years ago.
Bottom line, if you have quality gear that used to be water repellent, and despite good treatment and care, has lost its water repellency, I think you can expect good results from this product. Do not, however, expect a miracle. It will not (based on my experience) take non water-repellent fabric and suddenly make it worthy of a rain storm
It's almost always raining in Oregon (except the third Friday in August) so almost all of our coats are waterproof. I really wish I would have found this sooner, I'll start buying the big bottles now that I know it works.
Next we bought better gear, but threw it in the washer and (gasp!) dryer just like regular clothes -- the result was "waterproof" gear that was about as rain-resistant as those "regular clothes"!
I began to think there was no way to stay dry in a hard rain on a motorcycle, but the BMW riders were there to show me the error of my ways. They'd show up at a cafe in a downpour, take off a dripping coat and be perfectly dry underneath. Now, after a kind soul told me about NikWax and proper treatment, we're the ones showing up in the pouring rain with smiles on our faces and dry clothes underneath our gear!
A perfect example of how this product increases longevity of waterproof gear is my old First Gear Kilimanjaro coat, and my husband's. I purchased his 1 year after mine, and his has never been washed in anything but NixWax. Mine got washed twice in regular soap. His is still waterproof and looks brand new 5 years later, mine had to be replaced this season because it lost its waterproofing in multiple spots. That's "proof" enough for me!