Breathable soft-shell garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garments can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your soft-shell garment must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and needs to be renewed with Nikwax SoftShell Proof™.
Your soft-shell garment could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax TechWash®, and if its fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalised just from cleaning. But, once the garment has been thoroughly worn, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax SoftShell Proof™, after cleaning it first with Nikwax TechWash®.
Using the right cleaning products is as important as using the right waterproofing product. Conventional detergents leave behind a thin water-absorbent film on materials, which masks their water repellency. Therefore, always clean your water repellent garments with Nikwax TechWash®. Remember that dirt itself works against water repellency, so regular cleaning will enhance performance.
300ml bottle capacity.