4.8 out of 5
November 29, 2004
Saved my jacket when I washed it with the wrong detergent.
Not much to say. This stuff works.
January 05, 2005
This is the only product for re-waterproofing my coats and jackets that I've ever used, which is to say, I've never felt the need to look for anything else. It does what it's supposed to with little or now fuss. I even kind of like the way it smells , but I'm funny that way.
recommended by Helly Hanson
October 20, 2002
When my Helly Tech raingear started to get tired I called Helly customer service about rewaterproofing, they told me simply to get Nikwax TX-Direct and do it myself. I've been a believer in Nikwax products ever since. It's quick,it's easy and it works!
October 11, 2005
this really works! I have used it on a variety of jackets, and even to rejuvinate breathable fishing waders.
June 13, 2004
Outstanding product! I used it on my 2 year old rain suit's and they shed water like they did when they were new. I highly recommend this product.
November 14, 2006
I tested this on an old running jacket before I used it on a nicer one and it worked very well. It is simple to use, just drop in up to four garments you want to waterproof (inside and out. If you just want to water proof the outside, then get the sprayon kind) measure out the appropriate amount of liquid in a disposible cup and wash. I pulled my jacket out of the washer and hung it up to dry. When it was dry, I stuck the arm of the jacket under the sink faucet and the water beaded up and ran off the jacket. The bottle is pretty big, so you can probably wash four items three or four times. Using this is much cheaper than buying a new jacket each year.
February 10, 2006
It works great!
Service couldn't be better
May 31, 2004
Great product and great service. No complaints!
This is a wonderful product that acts as advertised
January 03, 2007
I own 4 horses. Some are clipped and thus need rain sheets. After a year, the rain sheets loose their ability to repel water. I have treated up to 3 rain sheets at a time in my large front loader machine and had them all remain waterproof and breathable.
Love this stuff!!
April 14, 2009
Prolongs the life of ski gear until you rip it or wear it out! Keeps us dry in the deep powder!
The only choice!
September 21, 2007
Truly the best choice if your outerwear is starting to lose its Water repellent qualities. Very easy to use. Don't forget to use Nikwax Tech Wash before.
waterproofing horse blankets
December 31, 2009
This product works great for rejuvenating the waterproofness of horse turnout sheets and blankets. A warm dry horse is a happy horse.
Essential Item for Snow/Ski clothing
June 03, 2010
Until altrec.com, I didn't know how to care for my snow/ski clothing. I was putting away my clothing for the season, when I came across this product on the site. I had already washed my TNF ski jacket once during the season and after I had used it, I noticed it didn't seem so waterproof. I washed the rest of the family's clothing and my ski jacket again. What a difference! Everything looked refreshed and clean. I now know what you wash your clothes with is important.
January 25, 2008
Product worked well. Used it on 4 year old pants and jacket. Revived the water proofing for both the pants and the jacket. Snow and water beads off like they are brand new. highly recommend the product
December 14, 2006
I maintain every other piece of equipment to the best of my abilities. Now I can maintain the water repellancy of my outwear. Who would have thought that was possible? TX-Direct from Nikwax re-delivers the performance I expected from my shell outwear.
Saved my Leaking Gore-tex Jacket.
August 29, 2002
After 7 years of hard wearing, my gore-tex coat started leaking. I used NikWax TX-Direct and my coat is as good as new. And I mean as good as new.
not as good as Granger's
February 19, 2007
recently tried refurbishing two old raincoats. Nikwax on a Patagonia coat (their recommendation) and Granger's on a Marmot coat (again the manufacturer's recommendation. The Granger's worked a bit better, water beading much more convincingly than it did on the Nikwax treated coat.
A bottle of little chemical coating umbrellas
April 28, 2010
Just remember to tech wash beforehand and your garment will be back to its water repellent glory! Keep in mind that normal detergents are bad for the DWR so if you don't want to spend time cleaning your washing machine a bucket in your bathtub or shower will do if you don't mind the hand washing.
Product does exactly what it says it will...
November 16, 2008
For heavily soiled or worn garments, you might want to follow this product up with local spray-on TX-Direct in problem areas. For general garment DWR maintenance, this does an excellent job.
A must-have for ski clothes!
June 12, 2008
I use this to refresh the waterproofing every season on my ski pants and jackets after washing with Tech Wash. Works great!
Very satisfied; works great.
October 06, 2006
Easy to use and certainly waterproofed my Gortex jacket. After washing with Nikwax Tech Wash I then followed the instructions for applying the Direct Wash-in in my clothes washer. The jacket now has water bead up on it.
April 28, 2004
I used this wash-in to revive my 5-year old waterproof jacket. It works great! My jacket is not smelly any more! It is easy to follow the instruction. Good product.
no more excuses for getting wet
January 02, 2011
follow the instructions and WHA-LA !! you'll stay warm, dry and happy. Not as good as a new jacket, but a heck-of-alot cheaper !!Throw it in the wash and pour in the magic liquid, now only your jacket will know it's rainingPros: Ease of use, Great value
May 08, 2006
I have used this product for many years on ski parkas, a motorcycle riding suit, and other outdoor jackets with great success. It seems pricey at first, but it does a great job and is easy on the item for extended life. Buy the large size, you'll find may items to use it on.
January 02, 2008
Used this to renew the DWR on my 4-5 year old snowboard pants. Worked great did not get wet at all and snow and water bead right off of pants. Definitely would buy this product again.
Works exactly as expected
June 07, 2006
My raingear is now about 12 years old - I generally wear it when riding a motorcycle and it had reached the point that in a heavy rain water went straight through it. Washed with an appropriate non-detergent cleaner and then with Nikwax and water just beads. This is actually the third time I've treated this suit - I'm probably not going to make a fourth because things are starting to fray badly but, no question, this stuff works. As an aside - I was a little concerned the first time I used it because, as a wash in product, what will it do to the washer and dryer. No problems. No effects whatsoever.
good as advertised
September 18, 2004
Good thing it comes in a large size because the directions call for a lot of it.
great product, very good w/r restorer.
February 23, 2002
First became aware of this product when Helly Hanson customer service recommended it for use on some of their w/r gear that I owned. That was 5 years ago and I'm still a firm believer in the product.
Fantastic and Easy
January 24, 2005
Nikwax again comes through as a product line with great results. I used Tx direct on a Mountain Hardwear piece that was acouple of years old and had lost its ability to shed water. The piece is as good as new
Very good product!
February 09, 2005
This seems to be an excellent product ... pust the DWR right back in the jacket!
Works well and I continue to purchase and use
March 11, 2008
I started using this last year after my "new" Columbia hunting jackets got very dirty. I think it came close to brining the jacket back to the original water repellency but maybe not 100%. I hunt in ALL weather 20+ days per season and the jacket takes a real beating. I also recommend the wash and this year I bought the spray on to try before really raining days.
This stuff works!
April 15, 2009
Follow the directions and you'll be surprised at the results. The water beads up and the fabric feels new again. We used on some motorcycle gear and it really helped. It is pricey but I don't mind when something actually works as advertised.
December 25, 2005
This stuff waterproofs my snowboarding and hiking outerwear. It lasts about a dozen uses and takes two washes to put in: one to wash clean and then one to waterproof the cleaned garments. You wouldn't even know it's on but once the rain comes it wicks it away. It is totally transparent.
Works well on Gore-Tex
April 18, 2005
I used this on my Gore-Tex Alpine Parka from The North Face. Although the wrong material (I should have purchased the spray on material) it did a great job of restoring the DWR of the fabric.
great product love it
September 12, 2006
I used it on my 10 year old tent went fishing, rain all week kept me dry
November 14, 2004
Nikwax wash-in is a great product. I use to wash my Patagonia jacket to bring it back to like new condition.
December 02, 2005
I have never used a product like this before, I'm pleased so far, I thew some water on my jacket and pants and it beaded up. I have not tested the gear in the field yet, I feel confident that it will, be very waterproof. I can write you back, with field results, I'm also curious to see how long the treatment will last, I know that will depend on wear and tear and how I care for my garment.
December 28, 2003
After washing with Tech Wash, I decided to add some additional waterproofing to some older ski clothing. I could instantly see how it worked when pulled the clothes from the washing machine. Water really beaded up on the surface. I really need that because we get so many wet days here in the NW Cascades. Thanks.
February 18, 2005
Water just beads up and rolls off after I washed my Gore-Tex garments with Tech Wash and TX-Direct Wash-In, yet they're still as breathable as before - amazing stuff!
February 18, 2005
Seemed to clean my garments well and prepare them for the TX-Direct Wash-In treatment, which works just great!