Fabric Cleaners/Treatments

The best fabric cleaners/treatments, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on August 18, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Fabric Cleaner/Treatment Reviews

Gear Aid ReviveX Pro Cleaner

rated 5 of 5 stars Best bang for the buck. Previously, I've used Nikwax for down and thought I'd try McNett's Gear Aid. I won't be using Nikwax any longer and here's why: GA goes waaay farther, like about four to eight times what NW does making it that much less cost. Having used the 3-4 ozs. of Nikwax that's recommended for a down bag and finding that it does the job fine, I tried Gear Aid. They say it's concentrated four times more and using it made a believer of me. Literally, 1.5 ozs. cleans a down sleeping bag,… Full review

Otter Wax Fabric Wax

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product works as advertised. It will waterproof new fabric, will coat existing waxed garments, will seal seams and dreams. Perfect and affordable for the gear conscious enthusiast who thinks gear longevity is a personal choice. This type of product has been with us since the Neolithic epoch and gladly these folk provide the best and affordable product. Full review

Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After pretty much destroying two rain jackets by not waterproofing them often enough and then running them through a normal wash, I've been able to re-waterproof them almost perfectly with the Nikwax Direct Wash-In. Fast and easy, and good at fixing my prior neglect! :-) As noted above, I pretty much managed to destroy two rain jackets by neglecting them and running them through the normal wash a few times. Of course, I only discovered my mistake after becoming thoroughly soaked in a big rainstorm,… Full review

Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

rated 5 of 5 stars BEST IN CLASS! What would you give to restore your most technical (typically expensive), breathable waterproof/repellent gear back to its original functional state? What you give to add durable water resistant (DWR) finish capability to a favorite synthetic fabric item, that did not have it in the first place?  What if this just costed $1 to 4 per item, and can be done at home ... without the need for a Flux Capacitor or Hot Tub Time Machine? Would it make you happy if there were no persistent… Full review

Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric

rated 5 of 5 stars 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. 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… Full review

Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pretty amazing product that works! 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… Full review

Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On

rated 5 of 5 stars Does the job! I bought a North Face jacket that was not waterproofed and looked into waterproofing agents and everyone recommended Nikwax. And it works! The application is pretty easy and there is no residual odor after the application. I have been through several rainstorms and the jacket and the Nikwax holds up. Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In
$6 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid ReviveX Pro Cleaner
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On
$14 - $21
Nathan Power Wash Performance Laundry Detergent
Nikwax SoftShell DuoPack
$17 - $20
Nikwax Tech Wash
$7 - $26
Nikwax Cotton Proof
$9 - $13
Nikwax Wax Cotton Proof
Nikwax BaseFresh
$6 - $7
Nikwax Polar Proof
$6 - $13
ReviveX Spray-On Water Repellent for Soft Shells
Nikwax Glove Proof
$4 - $8
Nikwax SoftShell Proof
$10 - $14
303 High Tech Fabric Guard
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Clothing & Gear
Nikwax BaseWash
$5 - $9
Fjallraven Greenland Wax
$6 - $9
Nikwax SoftShell Proof Spray-On
Nikwax Hardshell DuoPack
$17 - $20
Hestra Leather Balm
Nikwax BaseWash Travel Gel
Nikwax Wool Wash
$5 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Otter Wax Fabric Wax
Granger's Natural Wash Plus
ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner Concentrate
ReviveX Wash-In Water Repellent
Nikwax UV Proof
ReviveX Wool, Silk & Bamboo Fabric Cleaner
Granger's G-Wash Cleaner
ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner
Nathan Sport-Wash Blox
Nikwax Wool Wash Travel Gel
Granger's 2 in 1 Cleans/Waterproofs
Granger's Performance Wash
ReviveX Wash-In Water Repellent Concentrate
Granger's Spray-on UV Waterproofing
Toko Proof Soft Shell
Atsko Silicone Water-Guard
Granger's One Step Wash & Waterproofer
Penguin Sport-Wash
Granger's Waterproofing for Gloves
Granger's Wash-in Waterproofing for Synthetic Fabrics
Granger's Spray-on Soft Shell Proof
Granger's G-Wash Spray Cleaner
Win Green
Granger's XT Waterproof Spray
ReviveX Wool Cleaner Concentrate
Granger's Performance Waterproofer
Granger's Performance Wash/XT Waterproofer Kit