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Old 05-02-07, 09:36 PM
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Waterproofing?

I have a Nike Climafit jacket that is great for wind protection and used to work awesome against rain, it could be pouring buckets out and the water would just bead off. However, I went for a rain the other day in the rain and it just soaked right in, is there some kind of spray that I can use to rejuvenate it's rain repelency?
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Nikwax? This is a DWR over waterproof membrane, correct?

http://test.ebrasingtons.com/CleaningGear.html

Does the garment have care instructions handy?
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Old 05-03-07, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave
Nikwax? This is a DWR over waterproof membrane, correct?

http://test.ebrasingtons.com/CleaningGear.html

Does the garment have care instructions handy?
no, it's just a polyester windbreaker
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I have a Nashbar wind shell that I decided to experiment with. I got a can of Coleman Heavy Duty water repellent. Works good. I treat it once a year after having washed the shell several times.
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"Waterproof-breathable" fabrics will not work if water does not bead on the surface. I have had good luck with Nikwax. Are the seams taped? If not, you may need to seal them with something like "Seamgrip" or "Aquaseal".
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