Detergents can diminish the durable water repellency (DWR) of a technical fabric. Opt for Tech Wash instead.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash to clean and care for your waterproof/breathable garments. Dirt will attract water and reduce the beading-up of droplets on the fabric's surface. Plus, after a couple days out in the backcountry, your shell kinda smells. Wash the garment in Nikwax Tech Wash non-detergent soap. Detergents can leave water-attractive residues that will not rinse out. They also contain agents that can wash away water-repellent treatments. Never use liquid detergents or fabric softeners. 10 fl oz. (300 ml)

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Use it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Use it and prolong the good things you paid good money for.

Keep it clean

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great product for cleaning often neglected technical clothing. Super easy and straightforward to use with the instructions on the back of the bottle. Cleaning your gear helps extend its live and revitalizes the waterproofing and breathability. Grab some today and clean your stuff!

Wash early & often

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Increase the baseline performance and extend the life of your gear with easy to follow instructions and a good value per ounce. An absolute must.

Must have

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you own any sort of technical clothing you need this. Keep your gear fresh and clean.

Keep the gear fresh

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

great for gore tex, restored waterproofing and smells great

Restore Your Gear

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a must have for all of you technical gear.
Follow the simple directions and bring your ski gear back to life.

Mandatory

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you have any dirty outerwear, or any technical outerwear at all, this is a must have item.

Perfect for dirty ski gear

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

At the end of every season I like to use this stuff to re-waterproof my gear and clean my very dirty gear from the season. This stuff works magic and always surprise me how fresh my stuff looks after washing it, Highly recommend this product.

Must Have

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a must have for any and all technical apparel to maintain.

Nothing like it!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Keeps your gear smelling fresh and performing at its best. Necessary for keeping your technical gear in good condition for many more adventures!

Reduce Reuse Recycle

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's no wonder NIKWAX adopted that saying. Don't let you gear go to the landfill just because the water repellent is not like when you bought it. NIKWAX is my go to when my wet gear needs a pick me up. When the water is not beading right off like it did when you first got it wash life back into your performance clothing.

Bring back the breathability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Anybody w/ high performance, technical layers needs to wash them w/ Nikwax every few months. Keeps things clean, breathable and helps a bit w/ the waterproofing. Pair it w/ their other products to really bring back water repellency, etc.

Cleans Outdoor Tech Gear Really Well

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am really happy that I found this product, it does a great job cleaning tech gear and I have never had any issues with it reducing the functionality of the fabric like a regular laundry detergent would.

your tech shells work better clean

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't recommend getting a good "detergent" for technical outerwear. Keeping gore-tex and similar fabrics clean is critical in maintaining the water resistance and breathability and Nikwax Tech Wash is the best wash for those clothes and gear. Normal detergents that you buy at the grocery store are too harsh and will wear out your gear faster. Spend the extra dollars and take care or your technical gear!

Take Care of The Gear You Love

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nik Wax Tech Wash gets the job done leaving your shells clean and restoring the breathability from dirt clogged pores.

Works well

    Works well. Used a little less than recommended for five items, including offshore heavy foul weather gear and it came out clean with water repellency/proofness preserved. To be clear, this is NOT a water proofing treatment, it is just a cleaner. It's not going to water proof stuff that is not already designed as such.

    Revitalize old gear

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you're still rocking that same jacket from 10 years ago, this is a must buy! It breathes new life into old gear and keeps you nice and dry.

    Always a great product

      Very helpful in extending the lifespan of most any outdoor apparel

      Definitely does the job!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Makes the gear look like new! Definitely, a must have and really can't say anything else that hasn't been said. You have the expensive gear so treat it right.

      Nikwax

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Just washed both of my waders with this and it came out pretty clean. Haven't used them since i washed them so hopefully it made them a little more waterproof.