- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B0019GOLO0
- Item model number: 571
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- Material Feature: Biodegradable Warning
Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On Waterproofing
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- Made in the USA
- Patented, award-winning formula restores water-repellency to synthetic outerwear in a spray-on application.
- Provides high performance waterproofing while maintaining fabric breathability.
- Easy, spray-on application effective on all waterproof breathable laminates, coatings and microfibers
- Recommended for all waterproof/breathable laminate fabrics, including Gore-Tex, Ultrex, Entrant, eVENT and Triple Point
- Water based and Biodegradable. Contains NO flourocarbons (PFCs) and NO VOCs
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Cleans Your Gear
Your waterproof clothing and equipment could be soaking up water because the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) has been compromised by dirt, or because it has been cleaned with a conventional laundry detergent. Dirt attracts water and household detergents leave water attracting (hydrophilic) residues, leading to fabric 'wetting out' in wet or damp conditions.
If your waterproof clothing or equipment is relatively new, or recently treated with a Nikwax waterproofer, then using a Nikwax cleaner will not only remove contaminants, such as dirt and residues left behind by household detergents, but also revitalize DWR.
Waterproofs Your Gear
Your garment could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. Once the garment has been cleaned, you will need to repair the DWR, using Nikwax waterproofing products.
Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols or use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable, and fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer.
Nikwax is WaterBased, non-flammable, contains no harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free.
Aids the Breathability of Your Gear
When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry. The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapor to pass through it, or 'breathe'; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation.
If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garment can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax products.
|TX.Direct Wash-In||Softshell Proof||Cotton Proof||Polar Proof||Down Proof||Tech Wash|
|Waterproofs||Rain (hardshell), ski, or synthetic-fill clothing||Softshell jackets and pants||Cotton fabrics including duck cloth and denim||Polar fleece clothing||Down-filled clothing and sleeping bags||-|
|Clean gear first with...||Nikwax Tech Wash||Nikwax Tech Wash||Nikwax Tech Wash||Nikwax Tech Wash||Nikwax Down Wash Direct||-|
|Available in cleaning and waterproofing duo-packs||✓||✓||-||-||✓||✓|
|Available in Spray-On||✓||✓||-||-||-||-|
|Available in 1 liter size||✓||-||✓||✓||-||✓|
|Washing Machine Safe||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Style: 10 Fl. Oz.
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I let this sit in my tack room overnight and in the morning the whole blanket is dry and the waterproofing is cured and ready to go.
This will last for a couple of dozen uses of all day rain or snow when used on my horses out on open pasture, then I need to re-do it again.
I live in northwest Washington state and it really comes down for hours on end but in other conditions the waterproofing effect may last a lot longer, but here it really gets put to the test...especially this winter (2017)
My winter jacket has a removable liner that turns the shell into a pretty nice lightweight jacket for cooler weather. Well, as it is with a lot of the US this year, we've had quite a few heavy rainstorms over the past few weeks (it seems we're always in a flash flood warning) and I took my jacket out a few times. I'm thoroughly impressed. Not only did the water bead and roll right off my jacket, but my torso stayed completely dry and warm despite heavy rain pounding on the seemingly lightweight fabric for several minutes. And the water droplets that beaded on my jacket were easily shaken off so my jacket could be put back in the closet without getting everything else wet.
I applied the Nikwax indoors without any problem. Nikwax has kind of a mild vinegar odor (my best description), which on it's own isn't bad, but the Nikwax will get on everything and can be a pain to get off floors and walls. I will say, however, that a well-ventilated area is a necessity because of the small, but possible risk of inhaling nano particles. This is from the manufacturer's website:
"Nikwax water-based consumer products are white opaque liquids with an average particle size usually between 1 and 2 microns. That is ten times bigger than the largest nanoparticle. However, a small proportion of the emulsion will be in the nano range. As soon as Nikwax is diluted with water, or the water evaporates from it, the emulsion particles aggregate, that is, join together and get bigger.. Therefore there is an extremely low risk with Nikwax products that novel nano particles will be dispersed into water or air through their use.
"Nikwax water-based spray products are delivered from a trigger spray and are not gas driven. Therefore the particle size that is dispersed into the air is relatively very large compared to a gas propellant driven aerosol, and is not nanoparticle size. Nikwax trigger driven sprays therefore present low risk in terms of inhalation and the possibility of materials entering through the airways and into the lungs. Care should, however always we taken to avoid inhalation of any spray material, including Nikwax."
I'm excited about next winter, trying out all of our refreshed gear on the ski slopes, playing with the dog in the snow, shoveling, etc. I have a feeling next winter is going to be awesome thanks largely to refreshing our snow gear to beat the elements with Tech Wash and Nikwax. Amazing stuff.
Before looking for a new pair of shoes, I decided to give this product a try. WOW, what a difference! My shoes are now as they were when I bought them. As long as you realize the inherent limitations of the product you wish to renew, you will be satisfied with this products restorative power
Second....I HATE spaying Scotchguard on my tents and such in the spring. Smells nasty, sticky, and takes several cans.
Then I found this.
One bottle treated two (10 person) tents, sleeping bags (4) and a couple of other small items. The bottle also uses hand pump not compressed gas. I like being able to control the spray instead of just rattle-can painting it.
I gave it 4 stars just for that...have to wait and see how well it repels to get that 5th star