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Tent & Gear Proof

Spray-on waterproofing for tents, rucksacks and accessories

Adds water-repellency and revives breathability

Benefits of using this product

  • Adds / renews water repellency of tents & equipment
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Easy to apply
  • Can be wet used on wet fabrics
  • Will not affect cosmetic appearance
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons

Ideal for

  • All nylon and synthetic tents, awnings, marquees, rucksacks, panniers and camera bags

How to apply

For best results always clean item(s) first with Nikwax® Tech Wash®. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.


  1. Protect working surface and lay clean wet item flat or erect tent.
  2. Apply with spray head or for larger volumes use garden spray/paint brush.
  3. Do not dilute.
  4. Apply evenly to outside of fabric.
  5. Wait for 2 minutes. Remove any surplus product with a damp cloth.
  6. Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed.


Items should be air dried. After several minutes check for and remove surplus product with a damp cloth.

Volume guide:


  • 300 ml for 2 person
  • 500 ml for 3/4 person • 1 L for family
  • 5 L for group use.


  • Rucksacks 300 ml
  • Panniers 300 ml
  • Camera bags 100 ml.

These volumes are approximate and depend on the condition of the fabric being treated. To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax® Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents. Use Nikwax® TX.Direct to waterproof breathable waterproof fabrics and Nikwax® Cotton Proof for cotton, polycotton and canvas.

When to use this product

Always apply this product to new or used tents and equipment to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax Tech Wash before applying Nikwax Tent & Gear Proof