Nikwax Tech Wash


Nikwax Tech Wash
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Nikwax Tech Wash
Manufacturer Nikwax
Page By mountainmanmark
Page Type Jan 2, 2009 / Jan 2, 2009
Object ID 5802
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Product Description

Nikwax Tech Wash is a technical cleaner for waterproof clothing and equipment. It safely revitalises breathability and water-repellency. This product is a non-detergent soap which can be used regularly to clean clothing and equipment without damaging the Durable Water Repellent coatings. This product is to be used instead of detergents or washing powder.

Before use always read the instructions on the bottle and the garment carefully to ensure compatibility


Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance.
Maintains breathability.
Maintains original water repellency.
Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles.
Lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes.
Unlike detergents, it does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage "wetting-out".
Removes detergent residues left behind by previous washes.
Can be used in a sink or a washing machine.
Water based - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable & non hazardous.
Does not contain fluorocarbons.

General Comments

I have used both the Nikwax Tech wash and Grangers G-wash for a number of years with various garments from fleeces and trousers with water repellent finishes to full technical jackets and trousers/salopettes. In my experience the performance of both is comparable and they work well and do restore the water repellency of the garments, although maybe not to their original level but certainly to a level which is fine for what I use them for. I did find that the Nikwax product had a longer shelf life than the Grangers, but this may have changed now. I have always used Nikwax Tech Wash before reproofing my TNF Kichatna.



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mtybumpo - Aug 9, 2011 2:02 am - Voted 5/5

Good Stuff
What else would you use? This stuff works great on all my gear!

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