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Monday, July 4, 2011

Nikwax Hard-shell Outerwear Care Kit

Winner! (so far)

Product description: Maximize the performance of waterproof; breathable outerwear and skiwear with this Nikwax care kit. Tech Wash cleans and revitalizes breathability and water repellency. TX.Direct wash-in waterproofing restores the water-repellent finish Extends life and enhances performance of Gore-Tex®, eVent® fabric, REI Elements® and other waterproof, breathable coatings and laminates.
During a back packing trip through the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite the sky cut loose on us after about 4 miles in. We all threw on the rain gear, backpack condoms, etc. Ben and I both had similar high-end breathable outer shells. (Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket). Ben and I found, as the week went on, our shells leaked across the backside because of our packs rubbing. By the end of the adventure my shell needed a tune up.

Got Specs:
Simple: Two bottles (Each) 10 fluid ounces

What Wins:
Ease to use with clear directions. You just add 3oz to a front load machine wash, air dry. Even I can handle that! (Top load 10oz, hand wash 2oz.)

What Fails:
It is a 10-ounce bottle and I need to add 3oz to the wash. There needs to be a clear area on the bottle with measurement markers. I was totally guessing.

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