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SoftShell Proof

SoftShell Proof

Wash-in waterproofing for soft-shell clothing

Adds water-repellency and revives breathability.

Benefits of using this product

  • Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability of all soft-shell garments
  • It prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine, no tumble drying required
  • Will not affect cosmetic appearance
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons

Ideal for

  • All soft-shell fabrics and clothing (for garments with wicking liners use Nikwax Softshell Proof Spray-On)
  • Gore Windstopper, Windbloc, Schoeller and Polartec soft-shell fabrics

How to apply

  1. Place clean item in a washing machine
  2. Apply Nikwax SoftShell Proof in the machine’s dispenser
  3. Select a normal wash cycle, start machine and complete rinse cycle
  4. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash
  5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if the care label allows

Volume guide

  • See volume guide on bottle

When to use this product

Always apply this product to used soft shell clothing to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax Tech Wash before applying Nikwax SoftShell Proof (you don’t have to wait for items to dry between cleaning and proofing).

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Softshell Proof 300ml / 10 oz. Wash-in - ($13.00)

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