Tag: Jacket

How to Clean and Re-Waterproof your Rain Jacket

September 28, 2017 21

Over time, rain jackets can lose their water-repellency. Waterproofing doesn’t last forever. Whether from rubbing against a dirty car while packing up groceries, or a muddy dog wanting snuggles, a dirty jacket will stop repelling water.     Luckily, it’s easy to clean and re-waterproof your rain jacket so you can stay dry. The trick is…

By nikwax

How to Wash Your GORE-TEX Rain Jacket

October 9, 2015 18

Caring for your GORE-TEX jacket is as easy as giving it a wash from time to time. Cleaning keeps your jacket performing its best. Washing a GORE-TEX, eVent, or any waterproof breathable rain jacket is remarkably simple.     Follow these three steps to a clean rain jacket: Read the care label in your jacket…

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Attack of the killer detergent: The Nikwax Difference

October 22, 2013 2

It begins innocently enough. First, you figure what harm could it possibly do? I’ll wash my jacket just this once with my regular laundry detergent. Before long, that harmless “regular” laundry detergent has become a gateway to the serious stuff: fabric softeners, boosters, oxidizers… And your outdoor excursions become significantly less comfortable. We’re not out to…

By cmrandall1