Clean and revive your softshells with this convenient combo pack.

The Nikwax Tech Wash and Softshell Proof Wash-In Duo Pack helps you clean and revive your softshell outerwear after a long season in the backcountry. Nikwax’s non-detergent Tech Wash safely cleans technical fabrics without leaving a water-attracting residue, so it won't affect the garments' DWR treatment. The Softshell Proof is a wash-in coating that revives the water repellency of your softshell garments without compromising breathability.

  • All Nikwax products are 100% water-based and biodegradable, and do not contain fluorocarbons or VOCs
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For the clothes you were afraid to wash

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't think this stuff works quiteeeeee as much as people swear it does, but it's definitely better than regular detergent. I try to wash my waterproof outerwear as little as possible, but once it's time for a wash, I always have this tech wash on hand. Some people say it makes it more waterproof when you wash with this stuff and I'd have to say I disagree, but it definitely helps a little bit!

It works

    This is the product you need to restore your technical garments.

    Nikwax works

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What better way to take care of your gear than to wash and wear with Nikwax. The directions are simple - count the number of garments and add the right amount of Tech Wash. Repeat to replenish the DWR. Then go shred.

    Stay DRY and WARM

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    NIKWAX is my go to when my softshell needs a pick me up. When the water is not beading right off like it did when you first got it, take this 1-2 combo and breathe the life back into your performance clothing.

    Tried-and-true for keeping jackets new.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the Techwash for years and was eager to pick up the softshell variant for a newly acquired Black Diamond soft shell, so I bought this duo pack. Techwash is an absolute must if you own Gore-Tex or any other high-end waterproof gear, as it renews the garment's water repellency by washing away all the nasty oil, dirt, and grit that gets pulverized into the face fabric and membrane over time, especially when you're skiing and snowboarding.

    Pro tip for using the Techwash: always dry your Gore-Tex on a low tumble setting, just make sure it doesn't get overly hot and start to melt. The heat will not only dry your jacket and snow pants quickly, but it physically reinvigorates the DWR finish, so it keeps repelling water off the face fabric.

    Waterproof Savior

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Lately my jackets have been loosing their water resistance. After washing them with this, they're back to the same condition when I first bought them!

    Easy and works great

      Brought my shell back to life and easy clear directions

      Softshell revival

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you count on your softshell to bead water on those blower ice pitches when everything is running I would highly recommend this product. It gets rid of the funk and keeps you dry.

      Brings my waterproof back to life!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Works awesome for anything that is DWR treated or fully waterproof. Will not proof items that are not proof at all, you need a different treatment for that.

      One thing that I noticed that increases how long the proofing lasts is after they have been dried in the dryer, let the items cool down to room temp again and then run them through the dryer on low for about 20 minutes. Seems to really "set in" the proofing.

      Perfect for Atom LT

        This combo is my go-to every time I need to re-up my waterproofing. Simple and effective!

        Like New!

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

        I've had the same Immersion Research dry top for years now. Every time the beading would stop I would buy spray to re-water proof it. Obviously after much use, the fabric inevidbly loses its waterproofing due to residue build up, natural oils and dirt. I deciced to give the NIkWax a try and it is the all in one package! The amount of gunk the tech was removed was crazy and the waterproofing finish not only look like new, but work like new! A great investment for anything from river gear to apparel or hiking gear!

        Take care of your gear!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        After spending a chunk of cash on some quality gear, why wouldn't you spend a tiny bit extra to keep it in good condition?! This stuff does what is says it will. It's almost like magic! So crazy seeing the restored water repellingness of my old shells.

        Clean and protected

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        The Tech wash cleaned things well and the Soft Shell Proof revived the waterproofing.

        All you need!

          Green for clean, purple for proof! This is the perfect combo to buy to bring your waterproof shells back to life.

          Brought my softshell back to life!

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

          I have a great OR Ferossi softshell that I love but was starting to wet-out faster than I thought it should so I started doing some research and realized that all I needed to do was wash it with this stuff and its back! The jacket I love repels water like it did when I first bought it, I haven't even used the DWR bottle and I'm sold! This is exactly what you need.

          Perfect pack for your softshells

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          If your softshells are getting funky and not shedding water like they used to, get his package, wash your gear, and they'll be looking, smelling, and shedding water like they are brand new!

          Wash your gear!!!

            Ditch the idea of not washing your gear and get with the program. Does your gear have a funk to it? WASH IT... Does your gear get wet at the first sign of snow or rain? WASH IT!!! Your gear is going to last so much longer and you will make so many more friends because you smell good. Nikwax is my only choice when it comes to caring for my gear. The reason your jacket or pants are getting wet is because they are dirty and the DWR is no longer working so wash your gear and it will last so much longer!

            Nikwax Tech Wash + Softshell Proof

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            First wash your garment with the tech wash. Then in a separate load wash in softshell proof. You can hang dry or tumble dry low depending on care instructions on the tag. I prefer to hang dry.

            Worth it, absolutely

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Even the best, most expensive gear gets soppy if you don't re-apply the DWR treatment. It's worth it! I promise. Nikwax is powder power!

            Great combo!

              Use this after a long season and BAM your gear is as good as new.