Nikwax Tech Wash will keep integrity of your technical fabric insuring that they maintain their water repellency. Use Nikwax Tech Wax instead of detergents, because those detergents can diminish the durability of you shell jacket. Use Nikwax Tech Was to clean and care for your waterproof/breathable garments.
Wash-in cleaner for waterproof clothing and equipment.
Safely revitalises breathability and water-repellency.
This product is a non-detergent soap which can be used regularly to clean clothing and equipment without damaging the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings. Use this product instead of detergents or washing powder.
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Maintains original water-repellency.
Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine.
Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles.
Lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes.
Unlike detergents, it does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage wetting-out’
All clothing including high activity / technically advanced garments.
Ideal cleaner to clean nylon and synthetic tents, rucksacks, awnings, marquees, fabric accessories and camera bags, etc
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.
Tech Wash removes residue left by detergents so that waterproofing agents such as Nikwax TX Direct will work more effectively.
Removes dirt and detergent residue leaving water-repellency intact. Non-detergent and bio-degradable. Improves the performance of any fabric, fleece or synthetic insulation. Use as a pre-wash for Nikwax treatments for best results. Can be applied directly to remove grease spots or stains. Ideal for protecting the water-repellency on new garments.
|Important Note:||Do not machine dry garments with neoprene or latex gaskets or socks. Also, machine washing can damage drywear zippers.|
|Recommended For:||All rain, ski, dry wear and splash wear fabrics including GORE-TEX, eVent, NRS TriTon, NRS HyproTex, and soft shell materials|
|Volume:||5 fl. oz / 150 ml, 10 fl. oz / 300 ml, 33.8 fl. oz / 1 liter, 169 fl. oz / 5 liters|
The first order of business when I received my bottle of Nikwax Tech was to test was to read the back label to see if it was written in English instead of tech speak. I was happy to see that it's written in a very easy to understand and follow manner. If you've visited the Nikwax website you'll know it's filled with lots of great detailed, technical explanations and science, but it isn't always easy to understand. The awesome Nikwax team is currently creating easy to understand content, diagrams, drawings, explanations and videos, so be looking for those coming soon to the website.
Nikwax Tech Wash is gentle on everything, yet gets the job done. It's a non-detergent cleanser. It helps your outerwear last longer because it is so gentle. I invest in my gear; I take care of my gear. And I don't want a harsh wash wearing it down faster. I wash nearly all my clothes on "delicate" in "delicate" laundry wash, even if they are every day items. So I was stoked that Nikwax's wash would be gentle to my beloved outerwear.
The Tech Wash, unlike most soaps and detergents, doesn't gunk up or block the pores in the jacket, thus keeping breathable clothes breathable. It also take off grime, dirt, and any other substance on the clothes that would mask the DWR (if your jacket had DWR). Since the wash is detergent free, it helps keep your clothes water reppellent, if they are a shell or jacket.
I've been very pleased using this product. It lines up with my "be gentle to my gear" policy. It has de-mankified my outwear, leaving it clean, shiny and looking like new. It's easy to use and is water based, making it "environmentally friendly."
My love for the Tech Wash went as far this past weekend as washing my designer jeans in it while traveling for business. That's how gentle it is. Tech Wash again shined.
Nikwax also stands behind their product to the consumers benefit. If it jacket is damaged during a wash, call Nikwax and they'll replace the jacket. They believe in their product and want to give consumers the piece of mind when using it.
So the next time your outwear is getting all manky, check out a bottle of Tech Wash. It works great in tandom with the Tx Direct, the waterproofer for hardshells.
I was a little nervous about washing my expensive collection of gear, but I gave this a try anyway. Everything came out great! Got some small stains out of my hardshell jacket and softshell pants. I washed two hardshell jackets, one fleece, one synthetic down liner, and one softshell ski pant in the same load with the recommend about of Tech Wash. I put the load through an additional rinse cycle. Everything came out great! Very happy with this product.
I am very impressed with how well these Nikwax products work. I used the TX Direct spray on in conjunction with the Tech Wash here and it literally transformed the material on my jacket. My 2 year old jacket has had it pretty rough. The material felt coarse and had some fuzziness to the fibers from being flogged so hard. After washing it the material felt smooth and supple again. Very impressed with this product.
I used this to wash my London Fog trench before using the Cotton Proof (see my review there). I had never proofed my trench so I figured it needed a good wash and proofing. The combination of the Tech Wash and Cotton Proof worked awesomely for me. So I am not sure how well this would have worked alone, but for my purposes, it did the trick.