Nikwax Tech Wash is the leading cleaning product for wet weather clothing and equipment. Simply use it in your washing machine at home to safely and thoroughly clean your waterproof gear, while also reviving the breathability and Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your favourite items.
Nikwax Tech Wash is the market leader; it has been specifically designed and optimised for breathable waterproof fabrics, making it the ideal product to use
when cleaning your wet weather clothing (such as jackets, trousers, hats and gloves), as well as your camping equipment (such as tents and tarps).
Waterproof clothing must be cleaned regularly in order to perform at its best. Dirt, and the residue left behind by standard household detergents, can attract water to your garments, leading to the fabric 'wetting out' in damp 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 must be maintained in order to ensure your comfort. Nikwax Tech Wash will revitalise the DWR, preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping you dry and comfortable.
With regular cleaning, you should be able to clean your gear 5-6 times with Nikwax Tech Wash before it requires re-waterproofing. When Tech Wash alone does not revitalise the DWR (e.g. water does not bead on the fabric surface), it's time to re-waterproof using the appropriate Nikwax waterproofer. Use Nikwax TX.Direct
for breathable clothing, Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof for equipment, or Nikwax Cotton Proof for cotton, polycotton and canvas.
Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of their products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax avoids materials in its cleaners like palm oil, which may be sourced from unsustainable plantations. Nikwax Tech Wash is environmentally friendly; it is non-hazardous, water-based and biodegradable.
- Helps prolong the life of your outdoor clothing and equipment
- Revives breathability
- Revitalises original water-repellency
- Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine
- Lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water-repellent finishes
- Unlike detergents, it does not leave behind water-attractive residues which encourage ‘wetting-out’
- Removes detergent residues left behind by previous washes
- Environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-hazardous