From time to time, even the most highly acclaimed softshell jacket needs some care and feeding. Nikwax Softshell Proof, Spray-on Fabric Care renews the durable water repellency (DWR) on the outer face fabric so that moisture beads up and rolls off the garment instead of soaking into the fabric. This improves performance in two ways. It greatly reduces moisture weight gain and it provides a predominantly dry outer surface so that moisture vapor is more likely to move, or breathe, to the outside of the garment instead of condensing on the inside. Ideal for WINDSTOPPER®, Schoeller®, and Windbloc® softshell garments, Nikwax Softshell Proof, Spray-on Fabric Care is especially suited for treating garments with wicking liners that would otherwise compromise their ability to move moisture if treated with a similar wash-in treatment. This treatment works best when the garment is clean. Nikwax Tech Wash (sold separately) removes water attracting dirt, body oil, campfire smoke, and detergent residue so that Nikwax waterproofing treatments, such as Softshell Proof, Spray-on Fabric Care can provide optimum performance.
Works great so far!
November 12, 2008
I went ahead and waterproofed everything before winter, and this worked great. Just spray, no wash. Just make sure you get an even spray and rub in the excess with your fingertips, and then dry the item either in the sun or in front of a fan if you don't have a dryer handy.
from sin city, Nevada
maintain a investment. invest in myslf.
November 08, 2010
DWR wears off. On occasion I maintain the repellency of my pertex quantum jacket. Nikwax softshell spray is easy to use. Just wash lightly and spray Nikwax to jacket wet or dry. It revives the water repellency of DWR while still maintaining the breathability of the fabric. Prevent wetout as much as u can. Maintan your gear. 10 fl. Oz should cover 2 jackets or 1 sleeping bag or bivy. Nikwax works & makes it easy.
Pros: Performance, Ease of use, Great value