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3.0 out of 5 stars Works OK, but not as good as the TX Direct Wash In, 15 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Nikwax Tech Wash/Softshell Proof Twin Pack Clean/Proof Value Pack (Sports)
Whilst the Tech Wash cleaner does a good job of cleaning and 'softening-up' the soft shell (I used these products on a North Face soft shell jacket), the SoftShell reproofer is not as effective in reproofing the soft shell's jacket's surface as the TX Direct Wash-In product that I have used on my Gore-Tex jackets. I do not know what the differences between the SoftShell reproofer and the TX Direct Wash In reproofer are, but I was expecting similar results. The instructions on the bottle were followed to the letter, and hence the slight disappointment when I was out in the rain with the soft shell jacket on and the water-beading effect was minimal.

Overall not a bad product, just a bit disappointing. In future I am tempted to try the TX Direct Wash In product on my soft shell jacket next time to see if there is any improvement.
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Initial post: 11 Sep 2011 14:39:58 BDT
G Bricknell says:
so to clarify, reviewer is comparing this product against a different product used on a different product? cos like my fiesta runs ok on unleaded, but not as good as my transit does on diesel,so i think ill use diesel in my petrol engine and see if that works better...

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 14:42:43 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 12:33:46 BDT
JLH says:
But i'd like to know if the Tx would be just as effective on the softshell or is the Tx not designed for softshells and would it damage the garment?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2012 12:01:04 BDT
W Brearley says:
The techwash and wash-in are technical products rather than "strong". If water is not beading on the surface, I usually wet the garment out (so that it's totally saturated with water) and then apply nikwax's tx.direct "spray-on". I've found it works better for proofing a garment quickly, rather than having to soak it, and often do this after being caught in the rain and discovering that the proofing has broken down. The spray applicator makes it a lot quicker.

The moisture in the fabric lets it soak in, in the same way the wash-in does. I work in cotswold outdoor, and our general opinion is that the spray-on works a little better. None of the nikwax products are likely to damaged any garments or equipment (unless you put waterproofing WAX on a tent or something).

Hope that cleared some stuff up, if you have any questions give your local cotswold a ring :)
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