Nikwax Polar Proof Fabric Care 300ml (10 fl oz)


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PolarProof, a wash-in treatment for fleece, wool, synthetic insulated skiwear & outerwear, applies an even coating of durable water-repellency to the entire garment. Treated items dry remarkably fast, insulate substantially better in wet conditions and remain breathable after treatment. New, more concentrated formula treats more garments per bottle. (For WINDSTOPPER® fleece, use TX-Direct Wash-In).


  • Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability
  • Maintains insulation, keeping you warm
  • Minimises weight gain
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine, no tumble drying required
  • Will not affect cosmetic appearance
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons
  • Guaranteed performance for 4 years from manufacture
  • 10oz

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

11 Reviews

  • Low performance: 1
  • Poor quality: 1
Quality: 1 / 5

11 Ratings & Reviews

Quality: 1 / 5
from Santa Fe, NM
45-54 yrs

Pathetic Product
January 08, 2011

I used the product twice on the same clothing. First time, I did NOT follow instructions (i.e. did not wait for machine to fill and then add the foul smelling, milk colored liquid -- I added the liquid before the cycle began). Perhaps (maybe I hallucinated) restored luster, but definitely no water repellence. [Granted this is old, name brand fleece (e.g. TNF, MH, Cloudveil), i.e. all the tags said "Made in USA"]. Second time, with the same clothing minus one jacket, I followed instructions. Again, ran the shower test. Water absorbed within seconds after initially beading off. So, don't expect any water resistance let alone water repellence.

Cons: Low performance, Poor quality

Not just for sports clothing!
January 03, 2005

I use this to water proof the fleece diaper covers for my 3 month old daughter. It works great!

like magic
October 11, 2005

this really adds water repellency to polar fabrics, enabling them to make the difference between comfort and misery in a surprise drizzle or in high humidity situation.

Great stuff!
March 09, 2004

I just washed some of my polar tech jackets in this stuff. It works great. I always get a giddy feeling watching the water just roll off the fabric. It looks so cool. It smells a bit like oil if you don't get it all rinsed out. I usually hand wash my stuff so it won't abuse the fabric so much.

Great product!
April 13, 2004

Used the product on a motorcycle jacket purchased in europe. Yesterday it passed the test in a downpour. Just what I needed to renew an investment in good sportswear.

great product
January 29, 2010

This wash really revives my snow clothing. It smells pretty strong out of the bottle but there's no smell on the finished clothing. It doesn't give me an excuse to buy new gear every season.

Works Great!!
August 13, 2005

Really easy to use and seems to do the trick, brought the beading up and rolling off of the water-proofness back to my 5 yr old columbia jacket with no prob.


Great product!
February 27, 2010

I used this on some sweatshirts and two Polartec jackets. Water beads up and dries off quickly. Make sure you use a 2nd rinse and you won't have to worry about a smell on your garments. I will definitely continue to use this product.

Great Product, Great Company
March 27, 2006

I use this stuff once in a while to refresh the waterproofing on my Covercraft, "sunbrella" car cover. I also throw in a pair of pants (poly/cotton blend) to become part of my "stealth" rain gear.

ABSOLUTELY amazing!!
October 20, 2008

All I wanted was my "old" goretex shell back!! It's probably 15 years old -- but the one of last times I used it, packing out a total hunting camp in the rain, I was soaked to the skin. I told an old friend of mine(who had once upon a time owned a sporting goods store) about it, and he suggested getting Nikwax. I was a little "wary" about what it would do to the washer....but NO WORRIES! I wanted to get the best bang for the buck -- 5 oz. would do two items, so I threw in a fleece pullover w/ the shell. After the washing machine treatment (SO EASY) I actually dumped water from the faucet on both items-- and gleefully saw the round water balls shedding off both. I'm going to purchase A LOT of this, for all the items that are recommended for use -- can't go wrong (AND, I can return all the little "girly" goretex snowbunny jackets my husband got me for Christmas when I said I wanted Goretex) ---- Nikwax Polarproof gave me back the real parka I wanted.


Refreshed the fabric wonderfully
June 21, 2005

Used this to revitalize my North Face Denali Jacket. It appears to have brought life back to the fleece in the jacket after a winter of hard wear. I'll have to wait to see about the renewal of the water repellancy, but I have trust in the product to do what it says it does. I'll keep bying it no matter where I live or what clothing I have to use it on.

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