Tech Wash® Travel Gel

Travel friendly speciality cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of waterproof gear. Easy to apply by hand when travelling.

For cleaning outdoor gear
  • Travel friendly, technical cleaner for outdoor clothing and gear

  • Cleans effectively, restores water repellency and revives breathability

  • Revives the performance of your gear, keeping you warmer and drier

  • Recommended for Gore-Tex®, Windstopper®, Nikwax Analogy® and all other waterproof, windproof and fleece clothing and gear

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Travel friendly speciality cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of waterproof gear. Easy to apply by hand when travelling, non flammable and PFC free.

For cleaning outdoor gear on the move

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 Travel Gel 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 Travel Gel will revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping you dry and comfortable.

Use Nikwax Tech Wash Travel Gel 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 revitalise 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, revitalise 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 revitalised upon air drying. No heat activation is required, so you won’t need to carry an iron or a tumble drier in your rucksack!

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 Travel Gel maintains your gear…

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

By handApply Nikwax Tech Wash Travel Gel by hand…
  1. Immerse item(s) in minimum amount of water in sink or bowl.
  2. Use 33ml (2 full caps*) for 1-2 items. Use more if required. Add enough Tech Wash to create foam.
  3. Gently agitate to mix.
  4. Rinse item(s) thoroughly in clean fresh water.
  5. Leave your item(s) to dry naturally.

*Rinse cap after use

For equipment, apply Nikwax Tech Wash Travel Gel with a sponge…
  1. Dilute Tech Wash with clean fresh water in a sink or bowl.
  2. Add enough Tech Wash to create foam. Gently agitate to mix.
  3. Sponge solution onto equipment and work in to clean.
  4. Rinse item(s) thoroughly in clean water.
  5. Leave your item(s) to dry naturally.
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