You can clean your soft shell gear, add water-repellency and revive breathability with Nikwax Softshell Proof (www.nikwax.com). It’s easy to apply. Simply wash your soft shell first using Nikwax TechWash then run a separate cycle in the washing machine using Nikwax Softshell Proof to keep garments in top condition. Nikwax Tech Wash is a pure soap cleaner that doesn’t leave water-attracting residues as standard detergents do and lifts out dirt without damaging the garment’s Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating. Nikwax Softshell Proof is also available as a Spray-on product; it can be sprayed directly on wet clean garments. After 2 minutes, rub in any surplus and allow to air dry or put in the tumble dryer on low if the garment’s care instructions allow.
Unlike other proofing treatments Nikwax Softshell Proof requires no heat activation to work so there’s no need to tumble dry or iron the garments to benefit. Ideal for all softshell products, Nikwax Softshell Proof has been tested on Gore Windstopper, Schoeller and Polartec fabrics including Polartec Power Shield and after first washing with Techwash the Softshell Proof significantly increased the water repellency without compromising breathability and will not affect the garment’s cosmetic appearance. One final tip – don’t use products that contain fluorocarbons, solvents and VOCs that damage the environment. Rather, choose water based products – environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable and non hazardous like those in the Nikwax range.