Waterproofing & Cleaning
More information on Foul Weather Gear Waterproofing & Cleaning:
A fair amount of the technical clothing we carry here at APS is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) coating that helps the garment bead and shed water. During the course of normal use, the DWR coating on a garment will start to wear away -- fear not because it's easy to bring the DWR coating back to life to maintain and revive your foul weather gear. To do this, we really like the ReviveX and Gill lines of products for this job as they consistently bring the DRW coating on the garment back to a "like new" status.
Restoring a DWR coating is easy -- we recommend starting with the ReviveX Cleaner, which is designed to clean technical fabrics and properly prepare them for revitalization. This cleaner works easily in your home washing machine; just follow the instructions. After using the cleaner, revitalize the DWR coating using either the ReviveX Water Repellent Spray or Gill Wash-In Water Repellent. The first is an easy to use waterproofing spray that quickly and easily sprays onto your garment, bonding with the fabric or existing DWR coating to revive and protect your foul weather gear. The second is even easier to use -- just add the wash-in repellent to a second washing machine cycle for no fuss application.
Need a little help? APS has you covered. Check out our blog post on How to Re-Waterproof Foul Weather Gear.