Best waterproofing agent?

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I've been out in the wets of March and the SST jacket could do with a waterproof top up. What have you guys used with good effect? I have a bottle of revivex at home, it advises to use a specific revivex product to wash the jacket with firstly (it would).
I've been looking into diver daves waterproof spray also, anybody used it? All good on breathable fabrics? Any issues to report?
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Granger's performance wash and granger's performance proofer been using it for years and the water just beads off
 

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I’ll second that, by far the best waterproof agent.Nikwax not impressed with.
Grangers all day long!!

I used nikwax to start with nic and was still like a wet teabag?.. then switched to granger's.. Wouldn't use anything else now does exactly what it says on the bottle ??
 

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Well thats unanimous! Never heard of Grangers before so cheers for that lads.:thumb:
 

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Thsnks for the advice lads

Been using nicwax as well and i will look ip Graingers
 
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Never tried Grangers, I’ve washed and reproofed several coats with Nikwax and
always thought it to be great.
Did my Simms goretex wading jacket with it
and the rain sat on it in beads.
 

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I have used the Diver Dave water repel and found it great after a couple of spray applications,the rain beaded well after i used it on an old jacket that i hadn`t worn for ages...

Is that what you guys are talking about or am i not on the right track ? :confused:




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Waterproofing

I've tried the spray on stuff applying several coats, also Nickwax wash and reproofing. Maybe they don't suit my jacket which still leaks like a sieve so I'll give the Grangers a try, thanks.
 

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I've tried the spray on stuff applying several coats, also Nickwax wash and reproofing. Maybe they don't suit my jacket which still leaks like a sieve so I'll give the Grangers a try, thanks.

Proofing is only as good as the garment your applying it to. If the taped seems are away on your jacket then no product will work. Also washing is almost as important as the waterproofing, as it cleans the membrane to allow the agent to proof and breath.
 

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I try to avoid or hold off washing gortex as long as possible. But after a while the outer membreme water logs and stops the breathing ability. I always used nix wax but I don't like the idea of the internals getting coated too. Must try this.
 

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I try to avoid or hold off washing gortex as long as possible. But after a while the outer membreme water logs and stops the breathing ability. I always used nix wax but I don't like the idea of the internals getting coated too. Must try this.

Totally agree about holding off washing for the first time.
 

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Proofing is only as good as the garment your applying it to. If the taped seems are away on your jacket then no product will work. Also washing is almost as important as the waterproofing, as it cleans the membrane to allow the agent to proof and breath.
I found that out with a pricey rab jacket made of event rather than goretex, it was useless unless you washed it all the time and then after 7 months the tape started to fall off so took it back and went back to berghaus and goretex as you know where you stand with both.

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Actualy got mine hanging on the door after getting soaked on the fells and think mine could do with a re proof as its starting to soak rather than bead.


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I try to avoid or hold off washing gortex as long as possible. But after a while the outer membreme water logs and stops the breathing ability. I always used nix wax but I don't like the idea of the internals getting coated too. Must try this.

Have a look at Paramo. It’s what mountain rescue use.

Reason is - doesn’t rely on a membrane.

You need to wash once a year and re proof to maintain beading.

No rustling fabric either - good for stalking etc.
 

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Was reading about re waterproofing the past week or so.

What I did notice was that make sure the drawer of the machine is clean & has no washing up powder stuck in it as this has a negative effect on the wash part of your waterproofing.


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Was reading about re waterproofing the past week or so.

What I did notice was that make sure the drawer of the machine is clean & has no washing up powder stuck in it as this has a negative effect on the wash part of your waterproofing.


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I'm prefer to do mine in the bath, have knackered seems on a jacket before in a washing machine even on delicate settings. So now prefer the bath.

Cheers andy
 

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I'm prefer to do mine in the bath, have knackered seems on a jacket before in a washing machine even on delicate settings. So now prefer the bath.

Cheers andy

Did u still use the wash in the bath?

Never even thought of that.


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