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Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

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Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In

The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance waterproofer for wet weather clothing and equipment. Adds Durable Water Repellency and revives breathability - in a washing machine.

Why breathability depends upon water repellency

Breathable waterproof garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garment can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax TX.Direct®.

Waterproof clothing needs to be breathable

When we work hard, we sweat. The evaporation of sweat cools us down and keeps us comfortable. But, when it rains we want to avoid getting wet, so we put on waterproof outerwear to keep us dry. The waterproof fabric must allow moisture vapour to pass through it, or 'breathe'; otherwise our sweat cannot evaporate, causing us to overheat and get wet from condensation. Additionally, if the outer fabric of your garment absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced, causing you to feel clammy and wet. Nikwax TX.Direct® adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which prevents water absorption, whilst maintaining breathability, keeping you dry and comfortable.

Breathable waterproof clothing is for active, outdoor people

Anyone who is active outside in damp or wet conditions will benefit from breathable waterproof clothing. Whether you’re a mountaineer, cyclist, dog walker, or you work outside as a farmer or surveyor, you will need good raingear.


Use Nikwax TX.Direct® when your raingear soaks up water

Your raingear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Tech Wash®, and if it is 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 TX.Direct®, after cleaning first with Nikwax Tech Wash®.

Breathable raingear needs Nikwax TX.Direct®to maintain performance

Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols; alternatively, they may be water-based and use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable. Fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer. Nikwax TX.Direct® is a safe product to use on breathable waterproof fabrics. It is WaterBased, non-flammable, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free. Nikwax TX.Direct® has been specifically designed and optimised for breathable waterproof clothing, providing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) whilst maintaining breathability. Nikwax TX.Direct® requires no heat to develop its DWR, so it is not necessary to use a tumble drier for best results. As garments with taped seams get older the tape adhesion weakens, becoming more fragile and susceptible to heat, so it is best to avoid tumble drying.

Cleaning properly can be as important as waterproofing

Using the right cleaning product is as important as using the right waterproofing product. Conventional detergents leave behind a thin water-absorbent film on materials, which masks their Durable Water Repellency (DWR). Therefore, always clean your waterproof garments with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Remember that dirt itself works against DWR, so regular cleaning will enhance performance.


How Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In protects

Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In is the market leader. It is easy and quick to apply in a washing machine, and its highly Durable Water Repellency (DWR) develops on air drying. The washing machine application ensures that the treatment goes right through the garment, treating seams, tapes and cords, as well as the fabric. Also, as the need for tumble drying is removed, this saves energy and protects more vulnerable, older, garments from heat. Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In has been specifically designed and optimised for breathable waterproof garments; it leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres allowing moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability.

Like all Nikwax products, TX.Direct® is safe to use

Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are completely free of fluorocarbons (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues).

People who use Nikwax TX.Direct®say that it does the job

Nikwax TX.Direct® is the product of choice of professional Outdoor trainers.

Use Nikwax TX.Direct®Wash-In in a washing machine

For best results remove all non-washable parts and always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tech Wash® in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Remove all detergent build up from the detergent dispenser. Place maximum of 2 clean garments in washing machine. Use 100ml per garment. Run 30°C synthetic cycle and slow spin. Do not machine-wash garments if taped seams have become dislodged.* To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents. *Faulty taped seams sometimes become detached on old or worn garments. They can be re-stuck using a proprietary clear glue after waterproofing and drying.

Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In can be applied by hand

Use gloves (to avoid waterproofing your hands!). Immerse 1 clean garment in 6L of hand-hot water in a bowl or sink. Add 50ml of TX.Direct®. Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly. Rinse with cold water until water runs clear.

Nikwax TX.Direct® treated clothing needs no heat to develop Durable Water Repellency (DWR)

Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

What's sustainable?

  • Taking care of your clothes helps them to last longer and reduces their carbon footprint
  • Nikwax products are safe to use. No propellant gases, non-toxic, no fluorocarbons, environmentally safe. It’s WaterBased. By using Nikwax you can renew your gear and reduce the impact on the earth's resources.

      Free delivery to EU for orders over 119 €

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      • Shipping cost Europe: Fast 1-3 day delivery is FREE for orders over 119 €. For orders under 119 € shipping cost is 9,90€. 
      • Shipping cost USA & Canada, Mexico, Russia: 20€
      • Shipping cost Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore: 29,90€

      International shipments are delivered with DHL Express.

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      30 day return policy

      You have a possibility to return or exchange your order within 30 days of receiving the order. 

      • Returns and exchanges in Finland are free
      • Product returns from Europe are 9,90€
      • Outside Europe you are responsible for the shipping fee of the returns

      We would kindly want to remind of the environmental impact caused by logistics thus we aim to avoid unnecessary returns. We are happy to help you to choose the suitable product for you. 

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