Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In Fabric Care 300ml (10 fl oz)


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Formulated to restore the waterproof breathable qualities of technical shells and other performance outerwear, Nikwax® TX-Direct Wash-In Care is one of the easiest and most thorough ways to care for your wet weather gear. The wash-in treatment ensures that all creases, corners and sides of your garments are completely immersed, allowing TX-Direct to rejuvenate water repellency and seal micro cracks around suspect wet-out areas. 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
  • 10 oz. bottle

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

10 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 6
  • Performance: 2
  • Build quality: 1
  • Great design: 1

  • Cost: 2
  • breathability impacts?: 1
  • Low performance: 1
Quality: 4.5 / 5

10 Ratings & Reviews

Quality: 3 / 5
from chicago
35-44 yrs

Smelly and just ok
October 25, 2010

I really expected a lot of "bead up" on my old cloudveil hardshell after washing it with this product. It didn't happen. I think it stayed pretty waterproof, but I think it is just the membrane doing its job, not the wash in product. Regardless, it smelled pretty bad so look out!

Pros: Ease of use, Cons: Low performance

Great Product!
April 27, 2010

Works great! I used it to rejuvenate my waterproof hiking clothes. Everything now beads up nicely and I am once again dry after hiking in the rain.

Quality: 5 / 5
from Salt Lake City, UT
35-44 yrs

Must-have for Waterproofing
May 06, 2013

I have both the Tech wash and this and I always use them together for my ski clothes. I find this more convenient than the sprays because you can just let the washing machine do the job. However, under the recommended amount to use for each garment, I go through this bottle faster than the Tech Wash but I am not about to skimp on waterproofing. So, it's worth it.

Pros: Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Quality: 5 / 5
from North Carolina
45-54 yrs

The best waterproof product out there
November 03, 2010

If you are looking for making a jacket TOTAL waterproof this is the product. My husband had a CHEAP nylon jacket and used TX Direct wash in and he put the jacket under running water and was able to make it look like he had a bowl in the jacket....This is the best product out there...My husband uses this on anything he wants to make waterproof...Oh yes he even spray's the kids boots for the winter months.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Quality: 5 / 5
from hartford, ct
25-34 yrs

excellent product
December 12, 2010

i use this to wash my jackets and i'm happily to report that my jackets are water resistant. pretty neat stuffs

Pros: Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Quality: 5 / 5
from Los Angeles, CA
25-34 yrs

February 15, 2013

I use this and the techwash to keep my ski and rain jackets waterproof. I have been using it for years and never had any issues. As soon as I use this, my jackets get that nice water beading so you know its working immediately.

Pros: Lasts forever, Ease of use
Quality: 4 / 5
from Ohio
45-54 yrs

January 02, 2012

It has good reviews so I thought I would try it. I have uses the sunblock product and it works well to. I am going to use this on my motorcycle cover.

Quality: 5 / 5
from Missouri
45-54 yrs

stayed dry
March 26, 2011

I purchased this and used it on my rain gear some time ago and hadn't used the rain gear until recently. The gear performed great. We had a rain/snow mix coming down pretty heavy at times and it all just beaded and rolled off! Great stuff. I use it on all my jackets.

Pros: Performance, Ease of use
Quality: 4 / 5
from Jersey City, NJ
25-34 yrs

Good way to extend life of pricey waterproof gear
August 06, 2011

We have been using this product for several years to re-waterproof our goretex and e-vent ski gear. It puts a nice bead back into the water repellency for fabric that is not totally gone. For instance, I have a 4 year old Arcteryx shell and treated it last winter and the results were great. However, my 8 year old goretex ski pants, not so much. the only reason i would not give this product 5 stars is because some people say that it may impede the breathability of the clothing. I have not personally found this to be the case and would rather something be waterproof but breathable, but before you use it on your expensive jacket you may want to read up a little more. Those who worry about breathability recommend washing the jacket or pants with woolite and while damp using an warm iron on the garment to reactivate and re-distribute the existing water repellent treatment. In any case, I have had good success skipping right to the tx direct product.

Pros: save money, Cons: breathability impacts?

Product works great
August 06, 2009

One treatment lasts all year on my Gore-Tex parka and rain gear. It also works well on a Gore-Tex drytop I wear to kayak whitewater. I kayak year round and usually treat the dry top twice each year.

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