Nikwax Tech Wash 5 Litres @ Salveo Department Store £25.99 Delivered
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Nikwax Tech Wash 5 Litres @ Salveo Department Store £25.99 Delivered

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Found 6th Apr 2016
The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment. Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

Water based and eco friendly - Nikwax Tech Wash can be used to clean jackets, fleeces, baselayers but is brilliant for waterproofs as it will not damage the durable water repellent treatments on the outside. Nikwax Tech wash is used instead of detergents which can stop your waterproof stuff breathing and letting your sweat out. Finish the job with Nikwax TX Direct products to bring back water repellency.

Prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance
Maintains breathability
Maintains original water-repellency
Easy to apply in a washing machine or by hand
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'

Removes detergent residues left behind by previous washes
Water Based, fluorocarbon-free & environmentally responsible
Will clean up to 100 garments

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See post #3 for 1 litre Twin Pack of Tech Wash & TX Direct (Wash-in Waterproofing) and 5 litres of TX Direct (Wash-in Waterproofing) options.
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Why breathability depends upon water repellency...
Breathable waterproof garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garment can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalise the DWR and therefore breathability of your garment.

Waterproof clothing needs to be breathable...
When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry.

The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapour to pass through it, or 'breathe'; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation. Additionally, if the outer fabric of your garment absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet.

Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping you dry and comfortable.

Breathable waterproof clothing is for active, outdoor people...
Anyone who is active outside in damp or wet conditions will benefit from breathable waterproof clothing. Whether you’re a mountaineer, cyclist, dog walker, or you work outside as a farmer or surveyor, you will need good raingear.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Apr 2016
A smaller option twin pack from Tesco Direct - Nikwax Tech Wash & TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofing, 2 x 1 Litre £15 + £3 shipping (or £2 Click & Collect for orders under £30)
tesco.com/dir…prd
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Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Apr 2016
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The 1l twin pack is the same price at Amazon if you have prime and want to save delivery costs
It's the Nikwax Down Wash & Waterproofer I'm looking for at a decent price, these options seem to be cheaper - could I use these or is that a no-no? Or any other alternatives?

Edit: Cheapest I can see the 2 x 1 litre twin pack of Down Wash Direct & Down Proof is £26.95 from ebay seller mtw.dirct ebay.co.uk/itm…568
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Apr 2016

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A smaller option twin pack from Tesco Direct - Nikwax Tech Wash & TX … A smaller option twin pack from Tesco Direct - Nikwax Tech Wash & TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofing, 2 x 1 Litre £15 + £3 shipping (or £2 Click & Collect for orders under £30)http://www.tesco.com/direct/nikwax-tech-wash-tx-direct-wash-in-waterproofing-2-x-1-litre/215-7604.prd[img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2IMZ0GsoozUy68RHGzxu5mlrm2CNzaPD1msgK1zgzxuOTHcG1ffggQsd_T7xNmrq2dRH1D-Jj&usqp=CAE[/img]

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The 1l twin pack is the same price at Amazon if you have prime and want … The 1l twin pack is the same price at Amazon if you have prime and want to save delivery costs

The twin pack Tech Wash/TX Direct 2 x 1 litres Amazon option at £15 is here amazon.co.uk/dp/…FLO (choose "1 Litre")
louiselouise

If you're really on a tight budget, it's recommended to wash with pure … If you're really on a tight budget, it's recommended to wash with pure soap flakes as an alternative http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?44876-Tech-wash-is-there-a-cheaper-alternative and http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=126532



Yep. Quite a bit cheaper and does the same job. £1.50 for 750ml.

wilko.com/was…410

Edited by: "shakeyjake66" 8th Apr 2016
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Yep. Quite a bit cheaper and does the same job. £1.50 for … Yep. Quite a bit cheaper and does the same job. £1.50 for 75ml.http://www.wilko.com/washing-powder+fabric-conditioner/wilko-liquid-soapflakes-750ml/invt/0412410



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Hmm yeah. Try this?

wilko.com/sea…kes

Works out £2.00 a litre.

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Edited by: "shakeyjake66" 8th Apr 2016
Here's a "how to" wash a down jacket, but the washing instuctions would still apply to other technical jackets youtube.com/wat…HIw

How to reproof with wash-in or spray, from 1:15: youtube.com/wat…_dM

I can see Mountain Warehouse discreetly advertise their own "Wash N Proof" in the background of their video, £7.49 for 300ml mountainwarehouse.com/wal…spx 15% codes CBAPR16UK or PARTY15 (haven't tried). Though of course it's easier to simply visit a store! P&P applies under £50.

Some discussion about Wash N Proof on HUKD a few years back hotukdeals.com/dea…917

This chap (nice to hear a Scottish accent) is more in-depth about cleaning down jackets and only uses "less than a handful" of soap flakes to clean one jacket at 4:33 youtube.com/wat…8qA

TL;DR: A small amount of soap flakes per jacket, cold quick wash (eg delicates - no reduced ironing), minimum spin. Low heat tumble setting (with dryer balls/tennis balls for a down jacket).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Apr 2016
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