Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric

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Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric is a one-step, superhydrophobic,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: About $15

Summary

Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric is a one-step, superhydrophobic, water repelling treatment designed to keep items dry longer. Goes on clear and causes water to bead up and roll off treated gear.

Pros

  • One-step (versus the original two-step NeverWet)
  • Clear (versus the cloudy haze of the original NeverWet)
  • Water has little chance to soak in
  • Quick and easy to apply

Cons

  • Not permanent, but I'm not aware of a treatment that is

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I had tried the original Rust-Oleum NeverWet that comes in a two-can, two-step spray can form factor on some gear and while it worked great, it dried to an unsightly cloudy haze. Now Rust-Oleum has introduced NeverWet Fabric aimed at the outdoor furniture market. Having recently enjoyed a leaky tent on a rainy weekend trip, I decided to re-seam seal the tent and try NeverWet Fabric.

As advertised, it goes on clear with no haze and took five to ten minutes to apply to my two-person tent.  One bottle was enough to treat my tent with perhaps enough left over to treat a jacket. I applied it to the entire fly and the nylon "skirt" area of the tent itself and let it dry overnight.

I tested it with my garden hose and water immediately beads up and rolls off the tent with no opportunity to soak in.  Time will tell how long the treatment lasts. 

I found it in the outdoor furniture department at Lowe's.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, John. Please let us know how the NeverWet continues to hold up on your tent.


2 years ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

I also noticed that they sell a "Hunting and Outdoor Fabric" version. I wonder if there's any difference, or just a rebranding for consumers: http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/neverwet


2 years ago
John Foy

I haven't seen that version of NeverWet. I have seen a different version of NeverWet for shoes and boots. Perhaps they're simply positioning it differently so it appeals to outdoor retailers?


2 years ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

I had the same thought. I couldn't find any difference in their product descriptions, so it may be simply aiming them at different customers.


2 years ago

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