Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

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Pretty amazing product that works! Picked this up…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $13


Pretty amazing product that works!


  • Re-waterproofs outdoor clothing
  • Easy to use
  • Water based


  • 10 fl oz only does 3 items

Picked this up and washed a Golite vest, Marmot soft shell, and two kids jackets and was amazed that, after they were dried and I put them under a faucet to test, the water rolled right off all four articles.

I would highly recommend this for anyone questioning how water resistant their gear is. It is very easy to use! I plan on washing all my outdoor and winter clothing in this stuff!

I would recommend getting the 1L size if you're planning on using it on more than three items.

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Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofing revives the water-repellency and breathability of fabrics used in technical outdoor outerwear such as drysuits, drytops, splash wear, jackets, ski wear and more. Restores the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) in fabrics such as GORE-TEX(R), Event(R), NRS TriTon(TM), and NRS HyproTex(TM).Maintaining DWR coatings is essential to keeping your outdoor gear and clothing breathing and repelling water effectively.Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofing is easy to apply. Just add it to your washing machine or laundry tub.For best results, clean garments with Nikwax Tech Wash before applying.Important Note: Do not machine dry garments with neoprene or latex gaskets or socks. Also, machine washing can damage drywear zippers.


The patented formula of TX.Direct Wash-In from Nikwax was the worlds first water-based wash-in waterproofing formula, and after countless formula improvements, remains the waterproofing standard in the market. Restores the durable water-repellent finish to all waterproof/breathable laminates, coatings, and microfibers.


Restore water repellency to your rainwear with Nikwax TX-Direct 2.0 wash-in water repellent treatment.


Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In revives water-repellency and breathability. DWR rubs off over time and Nikwax Direct Wash-In breathes new life into your waterproof clothing. This wash in method brings back the satisfying 'beading' of water on your jackets, pants, and more! Wash-In application is easy to apply Leaves flexible DWR (Durable Water Repellency) treatment on individual fibers while allowing moisture vapor to pass through, maintaining breathability Durable Water Repellency (DWR) cures with air drying alone, no dryer necessary TX Direct can be applied to wet garments Always check the garment care label and follow instructions to a 'T' We recommend cleaning garments first with detergent-free Nikwax Tech Wash to remove contaminates (without adding any) before re-proofing Water based, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non-hazardous Does not contain fluorocarbons Suitable for front and top-loading washing machines

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