Nikwax Tech Wash

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The most important part of good aftercare is proper cleaning. Common detergents leave a water-attracting residue. Nikwax Tech Wash is a non-detergent cleaner, protecting the water-repellent finish on waterproof clothing, equipment, synthetic insulated garments, and sleeping bags.


Easy-to-use Nikwax Tech Wash effectively removes dirt and stains from your wet-weather clothing and equipment while also safely revitalizing breathability and water repellency.


Specifically designed and optimized to clean waterproof, breathable fabrics, Nikwax Tech Wash is a safe, easy-to-use, high-performance cleaner for wet-weather clothing and gear. . Thoroughly cleans and removes contaminants such as dirt and residues left behind by household detergents. Revitalizes DWR (durable water repellency): Prevents water absorption by outer surface of the fabric (when outer fabric "wets out," breathability is reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet). Revives and helps maintain breathability, keeping you dry and comfortable. Recommended for Gore-Tex and eVent; safe for other waterproof, breathable fabrics. Effective for cleaning technical outerwear andapparel with DWR finishes and/or synthetic insulation. Environmentally friendly: nonhazardous, water based, and biodegradable. Single-use pouch is convenient for travel and hand washing technical clothing; quick and easy to use in a washing machine. 100 ml (3.4 oz.); enough for 2 garments in a front-loading washing machine


Nikwax Tech Wash safely revitalizes breathability and water-repellency in technical outdoor outerwear such as drysuits, drytops, splash wear, jackets, ski wear and more. Use this non-detergent soap to clean waterproof, breathable clothing and equipment without damaging the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings. Prolongs the life of gear and optimizes outdoor performance by lifting out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes. Common detergents and washing soap can damage the water-repellent qualities of technical fabrics such as GORE-TEXA(R), eVentA(R), NRS TriTon(TM) and NRS HyproTex(TM). Nikwax Tech is easy to apply. You can even use it in a washing machine! Important Note: Do not machine dry garments with neoprene or latex gaskets or socks. Also, machine washing can damage drywear zippers.