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Old May 2nd, 2016, 07:22 AM
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Waterproofing Outer Layers

I have a North Face Hyvent outer layer jacket that has been literally around the world a couple times and I can't bring myself to let it go.

What DIY water proofing products have you used and stand by?
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 07:33 AM
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I have a North Face Hyvent outer layer jacket that has been literally around the world a couple times and I can't bring myself to let it go.

What DIY water proofing products have you used and stand by?
Nikwax spray on.

I also have a North face jacket that has been repaired a couple of times ... nikwax tech wash then their spray on waterproof gets it beading nicely again.

Jimmy will insist iron on wax is best ...
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Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
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Nikwax I've seen at EMS. Never heard of iron on wax. Thanks.
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Iron on wax is for waterproofing cotton. Barbour jackets and the like ... Not breathe able fabrics.
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Keep in mind that the water beading is just a water repellant coating. The membrane more than likely needs a good cleaning.
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Yep, I think the product I saw at EMS had a wash and a separate repellant. Worth a try.
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You can get a two pack of the Nixwax stuff that includes the washing fluid and waterproofing fluid.
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Nikwax spray on.

I also have a North face jacket that has been repaired a couple of times ... nikwax tech wash then their spray on waterproof gets it beading nicely again.

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Hmmm sounds toxic; I dont think it would pass my crunchy-granola-wife's standards...


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3M makes the traditional product you'll find at most outdoor stores and even Walmart or supermarkets; Scotchguard. less expensive than nikwax. The key is in the application process. Ensure you visit the north face website for their how-to on caring for their products. https://www.thenorthface.com/help/product-care.html . Is it goretex? People often forget that goretex is actually reactivated by running through the dryer after applying which ever water repellant you choose.
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Hmmm sounds toxic; I dont think it would pass my crunchy-granola-wife's standards...


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Your wife would probably be all about Fjällräven's G1000 fabric and Greenland Wax. Fjällräven was one of the Camel Trophy sponsors also...
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I had a gortex shell that wasn't waterproof anymore and I tried
nikwax tech wash then their spray on waterproof and it did bead for a little while, but it didn't last for me. It turned out the gortex was gone and the jacket company replaced it.
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