Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On Fabric Care 300ml (10 fl oz)


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Formulated to restore the waterproof breathable qualities of technical jackets, tents and bivy bags, Nikwax® TX-Direct Spray-On Care is a safe, environmentally-friendly way to prolong the life of your outdoor gear. Easily applied to damp or dry surfaces, the non-aerosol spray is a perfect alternative to immersion treatments that can damage wicking linings or single wall shelters. An Editor's Choice Award winner in Backpacker Magazine, TX-Direct is safe for GORE-TEX® Ultrex, Entrant and other waterproof breathable fabrics.


  • Restores waterproof/breathable performance in technical outerwear
  • Tested safe for GORE-TEX® Ultrex, Entrant and other waterproof breathable fabrics
  • Environmentally-friendly formula with a non-aerosol application

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

16 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 2
  • Performance: 2
  • Great value: 1

Quality: 5 / 5

16 Ratings & Reviews

December 21, 2008

Beads water like new and still breathable. Works very well.

Quality: 5 / 5
35-44 yrs

March 04, 2011

Great product better than I had hoped for. Water proofing was top notch, get this item for any garment you will be very happy used to water proof ski pants and gloves

Pros: Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Good water resistance, didnt last all season though
February 17, 2006

this is a good product, but if you live in a ski town, and ride two to four days a week, it wore out on me by halfway through february and I had to get some more waterproofing spray. works well thoug up until then, so if you only ski 30 days a year, then this is great for a year.

Quality: 5 / 5

25-34 yrs

February 14, 2012

This turned out to be the perfect solution for my old, heavily-used rain jacket. It is extremely easy to use, and most of all an effective way to restore waterproof-ness~ I'd highly recomment this product for anyone. Money well-spent!

Pros: Performance, Ease of use

Great product
July 23, 2010

Just returned from a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. I treated our rain gear and tents with this and TX.Direct Wash-In before the trip, and our gear kept us cozy and dry. Even old and well-worn rain coats resisted water in heavy downpours.

Great waterproofing product, easy to use.
October 10, 2004

Easy to apply. Does a great job of restoring waterproof capabilities to jackets and pants made of Gore-Tex products.


easy to use
January 12, 2010

The product went on easy and now I feel I will get a longer life out of my gear.

Really works!
February 16, 2004

I have a Lowe outerwear parka that was rapidly becoming ineffective in its water repellancy. I used the tech wash to clean it followed by the Spray in fabric care. I did this on a Sunday, and wore it on Monday as it rained the entire day. The rain repellancy was restored 100% and it was a great purchase.

June 17, 2007

I prefer spray-on waterproofing like this nikwax product which allow targeted waterproofing to the overall wash-in varieties. TX Direct works well, but is most effective if you clean the fabric ahead of time with a specialized cleaner like you would get from nikwax or granger. Definitely avoid fabric softener before applying.

You wouldn't expect it to work as well as it does
June 04, 2008

I bought this to waterproof some polyester pants that were not waterproof originally. After spraying on and air drying, the pants repel water incredibly well. I was recently caught out in a notoriously fierce Washington DC spring rainstorm and while everyone else was dripping wet I stayed completely dry without needing an umbrella. I'll definitely be purchasing more for my other outerwear.

Works very well
November 17, 2008

Three applications before using will serve you well....


Fantastic and Easy to Use!
October 14, 2005

I had the opportunity to use this almost immediately after receiving it to renew the waterproofness of several articles of clothing. Not only that, but it rained like crazy just after the application and drying!!! This stuff worked fantastically!! No wet-through, no leaks, no problem! I would recommend this for renewing the DWR of your outerwear shells and rain gear.

Simply amazing
September 04, 2004

Used this on my snowboarding pants which started soaking up moisture instead of beading. I thought I'd have to get a new pair, but Nikwax saved the day. Water started beading up again... fantastic stuff.

Renew and Refresh
November 02, 2005

Puts the R back in the DWR on breathable parkas and hats. Love it. It's easy to use and works really well. Need to replenish the repellency of your breathable outer wear? Go for this product by Nikwax--it's super!

October 19, 2009

Used on my rain parka and as a supplement to the rug proof on a horse rug along the back. Very pleased with the results.

This does exactly as Nikwax advertises.
May 15, 2006

This does exactly as Nikwax advertises. Don't waste your time and money buying and applying any other waterproofing product.

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