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Nikwax Tech Wash

Nikwax Tech Wash

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The ultimate in outdoor gear cleaning

Market leading cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of waterproof gear. Easy to use in your washing machine or by hand.

For cleaning outdoor gear.

  • Technical cleaner for outdoor clothing and synthetic sleeping bags

  • Cleans effectively, restores water repellency and revives breathability

  • Revives the performance of your gear, keeping you warmer and drier

  • Recommended for Gore-Tex®, Windstopper®, Nikwax Analogy® and all other waterproof, windproof and fleece clothing and gear

How to use

Use Nikwax Tech Wash® in a washing machine...

Use neat Tech Wash® and a sponge, or soft nylon brush, to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use conventional detergents.

  1. Remove all detergent build up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place item(s) in washing machine (maximum 2 items).
  3. Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
  4. Wash according to care label.

* If your kettle furs up you have hard water. For extreme hard water use 200ml.

Nikwax Tech Wash® can also be applied by hand...

Use gloves.

  1. Immerse item(s) in 6L hand-hot water in sink or bowl.
  2. Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
  3. Rinse 3 times in clean water.

*If your kettle furs up you have hard water. For extreme hard water use 200ml.

If the item doesn’t require re-waterproofing, air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

If you intend to re-waterproof the washed item there is no need to dry it first.
Use Nikwax TX.Direct® for breathable clothing, Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® for equipment, or Nikwax Cotton Proof for cotton, polycotton and canvas.

Breathability & water repellency

Breathable waterproof garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garment can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalise the DWR and therefore breathability of your garment.

Waterproof clothing needs to be breathable...

When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry.

The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapour to pass through it, or 'breathe'; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation. Additionally, if the outer fabric of your garment absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet.

Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your garment preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping you dry and comfortable.

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