Nikwax Tech Wash Travel Gel


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Product Description Item No.   10010471

The Tech Wash by Nikwax is a non-detergent cleaner, protecting the water-repellent finish on waterproof clothing, equipment, synthetic insulated garments and sleeping bags.

FEATURES of the Nikwax Tech Wash

  • The most important part of good aftercare is proper cleaning
  • Common detergents leave a water-attracting residue
  • Nikwax Tech Wash is a non-detergent cleaner, protecting the water-repellent finish on waterproof clothing, equipment, synthetic insulated garments and sleeping bags
  • Doubles the life of Nikwax treatments
  • Suitable for Gore-Tex, Ultrex, Entrant, eVENT, Triple Point and any Softshell garment
  • Volume: 5 fl oz / 150 ml, 10 fl oz / 300 ml, 33.8 fl oz / 1 liter, 169 fl oz / 5 liter

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Product Technology: GORE-TEX

If you haven't heard of GORE-TEX by now, you've probably been living under a rock. And that would make sense, because living under a rock is probably the only place where you wouldn't need the durable waterproof and windproof protection that GORE-TEX fabrics offer. So when you're ready to venture out from under your rock, arm yourself with the comfortable protection of GORE-TEX.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff works! I bought Tech Wash to clean out a sleeping bag that I probably haven't taken out of storage since 2006. Up until that point, I used it heavily for three years. It's a three part, modular sleeping bag system of a synthetic fill with a light bag (30f), heavy bag (0f) and gore-tex bivy sack. Previously, the bag had never been machine washed, just spot cleaned. It definitely smelled pretty rank. I put the light bag in my Top load, He washer (kind without an agitator) with a cap full of Tech Wash on gentle, warm with an extra spin. I drip dryed. The bag came out like brand new! It no longer smells, it's fluffy and ready to start on some new adventures!
Date published: 2012-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t wash your tech gear in regular detergent, ever! I’ve been using tech wash for years. It is the only solution for washing your high tech, high dollar gear. It will actually help regain water repellency. Do not make the mistake of using your regular detergent. Nikwax makes specific products for all your different gear types. My advice, buy a small size and try it out (like I did at first), and see if you notice a difference. Then (after you do), come back and buy the Liter size (like I just did) so that you’ll always have some on hand. Then fill the first smaller bottle up, and use it as a travel size, or give it as a “gift” to the poor unknowing souls… Just get it!
Date published: 2010-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikwax Tech Wash Rocks Three days in the humid jungles of Bamuthua with my good friend, Gary LaRouge will make any outdoor enthusiast thank the universe for creating Nikwax Tech Wash. If you don't know my friend Gary, you should know that he's quite the stinker, frankly. I really hope Mr. LaRouge doesn't see this but I feel that this review is the only small measure of payback I can give this guy for six days of LaRouge B.O. in dank tropical humidity. Without this product, I would have tossed my dirty stinky waterproof items in the can, but now they repel water and work like new, no thanks to Gary LaRouge.
Date published: 2006-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well, less expensive than re-waterproofing. I have a few North Face coats and an Arc'Teryx that all failed to repel water anymore. I was going to re-treat them all, but decided to try this first. I guess how it works is it cleans all the contaminants off the coat to lets the DWR on your coat do it's job. At least that's what the bottle says. Anyway, it works. All my stuff beads up water now, and it only cost me 9. A+ in my book!
Date published: 2008-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for rain and ski jackets! I love this laundry detergent for my high-tech jackets. It maintains their breathability and even restores the water repellent features. I could tell after I washed my Marmot PreCip that rain would just pool up on the surface and not come near to penetrating the fabric. This has very, very little scent. Your clothes will come out clean and scentless!
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This did exactly what I needed it to do! It brought life back to my jacket! Earlier this year, my waterproof jacket was no longer waterproof. In fact, it became a sponge. However, after I washed it with this stuff, it repelled water just as well as when I first bought it. This stuff works. It also cleaned up my non-waterproof jackets really well. I use it instead of regular detergent for all of my north face jackets.
Date published: 2010-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Tide, I guess I have never washed my outerwear with anything other than this stuff. Therefore it is difficult to know if it does a better job than, say, Tide. But, my stuff seems like it is clean after a washing. I guess I should also take the advice of the clothing maker into account for washing my gear.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is Good Stuff! This is a great "non detergent" cleaner. I've tried several different brands and this one leaves the least smell and gets all your high tech fabrics feeling clean. It's a great substitute if you just need to wash and not apply TX Direct, Polar Proof, etc. Use it it and don't look back!
Date published: 2009-03-19
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