Tech Wash®

£10.95£119.95

Market leading cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of waterproof gear. Easy to use in your washing machine or by hand.

For cleaning outdoor gear.
  • Technical cleaner for outdoor clothing and synthetic sleeping bags
  • Cleans effectively, restores water repellency and revives breathability
  • Revives the performance of your gear, keeping you warmer and drier
  • Recommended for Gore-Tex®, Windstopper®, Nikwax Analogy® and all other waterproof, windproof and fleece clothing and gear
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Market leading cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of waterproof gear. Easy to use in your washing machine or by hand, non flammable and PFC free.

For cleaning outdoor gear


Why breathability depends upon water repellency...

Breathable waterproof garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet 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 of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalize the DWR and therefore breathability of your garment.

Waterproof clothing needs to be breathable…

When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry.

The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapor to pass through it, or ‘breathe’; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation. Additionally, if the outer fabric of your garment absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet.

Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalize the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your garment preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping you dry and comfortable.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash® when your waterproof clothing and equipment soaks up water...

How Nikwax Tech Wash® maintains your gear...

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Use Nikwax Tech Wash® in a washing machine…

 

Use undiluted Tech Wash® and a sponge, or soft nylon brush, to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow garment care label instructions. Do not use conventional detergents.

Top Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Place maximum 6 garments in washing machine.
  2. After the machine has filled, 5floz (150ml) for 1-3 garments, 8floz (250ml) for 4-6 garments. Add an additional 1.5fl oz (50ml) for hard water* areas.
  3. Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
  4. Set cycle to Heavy and Warm. 1-3 items: low water level, 4-6 items: medium water level.

Front Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Remove all detergent from detergent dispenser.
  2. Place maximum of 2 garments in washing machine.
  3. Add 3floz (100ml) of Tech Wash®. Add an additional 1.5fl oz (50ml) for hard water* areas.
  4. Set cycle to Synthetics and Warm.

* If you have calcium and mineral deposits in your washing machine you have hard water.

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Nikwax Tech Wash® can also be applied by hand…

 

Use gloves.

  1. Immerse item(s) in 1.5 gallons (6L) hand-hot water in sink or bowl.
  2. Use 5fl oz (150ml) in medium/hard water* areas and 3fl oz (100ml) in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
  3. Rinse 3 times in clean water.

For extreme hard water use 6.5fl oz (200ml).

If the item doesn’t require re-waterproofing, air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

If you intend to re-waterproof the washed item there is no need to dry it first.