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- Product Code: SS7508.1
- Brand: Nikwax
The high performance waterproofer designed to enhance performance and revitalise the breathability of waterproof clothing with wicking liners. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free. For waterproofing rain gear.
- Easy to use spray-on waterproofing for all breathable waterproof clothing with wicking liners
- 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 Gore-Tex®, Sympatex®, eVent®, Nikwax Analogy® and all other waterproof fabrics
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. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax TX.Direct®.
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.