SoftShell Proof™ Spray-On
High performance waterproofer designed to enhance performance and revitalize breathability of softshell garments. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free.
For waterproofing softshells
Easy to use spray-on waterproofing for softshell clothing
Adds water repellency to the areas that need it most and revives breathability without tumble drying
Enhances the performance of your gear, keeping you warmer and drier
Recommended for Windstopper®, Schoeller® and all other softshell clothing"
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How to use:
The easy to use, safe, high performance spray on waterproofing for softshell clothing.
Adds Durable Water Repellency, revives breathability and maintains internal wicking properties.
Why breathability depends upon water repellency...
Breathable softshell 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 softshell jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax SoftShell Proof™.
Softshells provide versatility...
Softshell fabrics combine desirable properties of hardshells and fleeces to improve user comfort while providing protection in most conditions.
Softshells are breathable and stretchy while also being highly water and wind repellent. They fit the shape of the wearer, allow the movement of moisture away from the body and at the same time they shed water and protect against wind chill. Softshells provide a versatile outer layer that can cope with most conditions.
To maintain their water repellency and breathability it is essential that the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating is maintained. Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ has been specifically formulated to maintain optimum performance of softshell fabrics.
Use Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ when your softshell garment soaks up water...
Your softshell garment could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Tech Wash®, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalized just from cleaning. But, once the garment has been thoroughly worn, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax SoftShell Proof™, after cleaning first with Nikwax Tech Wash®.
If your softshell doesn’t have a wicking lining, use Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Wash-In...
Using the right waterproofing product is important. Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Spray-On is fantastic for softshell items with wicking linings, as it provides Durable Water Repellency (DWR) without impairing wicking properties. However, if wicking linings aren’t present, using Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Wash-In ensures you won’t miss any areas (complete DWR coverage!) and it’s easy to apply in a washing machine.
How Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Spray-On protects...
Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Spray-On is easy and quick to apply, and its highly Durable Water Repellency (DWR) develops on air drying. The need for tumble drying is removed, this saves energy and protects more vulnerable, older, garments from heat.
Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Spray-On has been specifically designed and optimized for softshell garments; it leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres allowing moisture vapor to pass through, maintaining breathability.
The spray-on application allows for direct treatment of areas which require it most (e.g. elbows and seams on jackets) and will not compromise the properties of internal wicking liners.
Apply Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Spray-On by hand...
For best results remove all non-washable parts and always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tech Wash®. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.
Shake well before use.
- Protect working surface
- Zip all zippers and lay clean, wet garment flat on work area
- Hold bottle 15 cm/6 inches away from garment.
- Wait for 2 minutes. Rub in any surplus, especially important on textured fabrics.
- Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed.
Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ treated clothing needs no heat to develop Durable Water Repellency (DWR)...
Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.