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Tech Wash Gel

The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance gel cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment.

Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

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 revitalize 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 vapor 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 revitalize 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.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash® when your waterproof clothing and equipment soaks up water...

Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel is ideal for when you’re away from home.

Your waterproof clothing and equipment could be soaking up water because the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) has been compromised by dirt. Dirt attracts water leading to fabric 'wetting out' in wet or damp conditions.

If your waterproof clothing or equipment is relatively new, or recently treated with a Nikwax waterproofer, then cleaning with Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel will remove dirt and revitalize DWR.

Conventional travel washes compromise DWR and breathability…

Conventional travel washes leave behind a water attractive (hydrophilic) residue which masks the Durable Water Repellency (DWR), causing fabrics to absorb water and ‘wet out’ in damp or wet conditions. Therefore, they need to be avoided when cleaning waterproof clothing and equipment.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel to thoroughly clean your waterproof clothing and equipment safely, revitalize DWR and breathability.

Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel ensures your comfort while away from home…

If your items have previously been waterproofed using a Nikwax waterproofing product, after cleaning their Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalized upon air drying. No heat activation is required, so you won’t need to carry an iron or a tumble drier in your backpack!

Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel allows you to clean your waterproof items on the go without compromising their water repellency and breathability, ensuring your comfort.

How Nikwax Tech Wash® maintains your gear...

Nikwax Tech Wash® is the market leader; it has been specifically designed and optimized for breathable waterproof fabrics. Nikwax Tech Wash® is a highly effective cleaner. Additionally it will revitalize existing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and revive breathability. It is the safe way to thoroughly clean your waterproof clothing and equipment.

Like all Nikwax products, Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel is safe to use...

Nikwax takes great care to minimize the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax avoids materials in its cleaners like palm oil, which may be sourced from unsustainable plantations.

Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel is environmentally friendly; it is non-hazardous, WaterBased and biodegradable.

People who use Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel say that it does the job...

Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel is the product of choice of professional Outdoor trainers.

To find out more about people who are using Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel, and other Nikwax products, take a look at our testimonials page (coming soon).

Apply Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel by hand…

  • Immerse item(s) in minimum amount of water in sink or bowl.
  • Use approx 1fl oz/30ml (2 full caps*) for 1-2 items. Use more if required. Add enough Tech Wash® to create foam.
  • Gently agitate to mix.
  • Rinse items thoroughly in clean fresh water.
  • Leave your item(s) to dry naturally.

*Rinse cap after use

For equipment, apply Nikwax Tech Wash® Travel Gel with a sponge …

  • Dilute Tech Wash® with clean fresh water in a sink or bowl.
  • Add enough Tech Wash® to create foam. Gently agitate to mix.
  • Sponge solution onto equipment and work in to clean.
  • Rinse items thoroughly in clean fresh water.
  • Leave your item(s) to dry naturally.

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