Nik Wax

TECH WASH 1 LITRE

€14.50

TECH WASH 1 LITRE
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Nik Wax

TECH WASH 1 LITRE

€14.50

  • The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment.

    Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

    Why breathability depends on 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. Nikwax Tech Wash® will revitalise the DWR and therefore breathability of your garment.

    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 Tech Wash® will revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping you dry and comfortable.Breathable, waterproof clothing is for active Outdoor peopleAnyone 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 TECHWASH WHEN YOUR WATERPROOF CLOTHING SOAKS UP WATERYour waterproof clothing and equipment could be soaking up water because the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) has been compromised by dirt, or because it has been cleaned with a conventional laundry detergent. Dirt attracts water and household detergents leave water attracting (hydrophilic) residues, leading to fabric 'wetting out' in wet or damp conditions.
    If your waterproof clothing or equipment  is relatively new, or recently treated with a Nikwax waterproofer, then cleaning with Nikwax Tech Wash® will not only remove contaminants, such as dirt and residues left behind by household detergents, but also revitalise DWR.

    Make sure you clean with the right product...

    Conventional laundry detergents leave behind a water attractive (hydrophilic) residue which masks the Durable Water Repellency (DWR), causing fabrics to absorb water and ‘wet out’ in damp or wet conditions. Therefore, they need to be avoided when cleaning waterproof clothing and equipment.
    Products that claim to clean and waterproof at the same time are generally not very effective cleaners and may seal in dirt.
    Use Nikwax Tech Wash® to thoroughly clean your waterproof clothing and equipment safely, revitalise DWR and breathability.

    YOU DON'T NEED TO RE-WATERPROOF EVERY TIME YOU CLEAN

    Regular cleaning will enhance the performance of your gear. With regular cleaning, you should be able to clean your gear 5-6 times with Nikwax Tech Wash before it requires re-waterproofing. When Nikwax Tech Wash® alone does not revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your gear (e.g. water does not bead on the fabric surface) it’s time to re-waterproof using the appropriate Nikwax waterproof.

    HOW TECHWASH MAINTAINS YOUR GEAR

    Nikwax Tech Wash® is the market leader; it has been specifically designed and optimised for breathable waterproof fabrics.
    Nikwax Tech Wash® is a highly effective cleaner. Additionally it will revitalise existing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and revive breathability. It is the safe way to thoroughly clean your waterproof clothing and equipment.
    Application in a washing machine is quick, easy, and ensures that the whole garment is thoroughly cleaned.

    Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax avoids materials in its cleaners like palm oil, which may be sourced from unsustainable plantations.
    Nikwax Tech Wash® is environmentally friendly; it is non-hazardous, WaterBased and biodegradable.

    USE TECHWASH IN THE MACHINE

    Use neat Tech Wash® and a sponge, or soft nylon brush, to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use detergents.

    • Remove all detergent build up from the detergent dispenser.

    • Place item(s) in washing machine (maximum 2 items).

    • Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.

    • Wash according to care label.

     

    Use gloves.

    • Immerse item(s) in 6L hand-hot water in sink or bowl.

    • Use 150ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.

    • Rinse 3 times in clean water.

    * If your kettle furs up you have hard water. For extreme hard water use 200ml.

    TECHWASH TREATED CLOTHES DON'T NEED TO BE DRIED BEFORE RE-WATERPROOFING

    If the item doesn’t require re-waterproofing, air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

    If you intend to re-waterproof the washed item there is no need to dry it first.
    Use Nikwax TX.Direct® for breathable clothing, Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof® for equipment, or Nikwax Cotton Proof™ for cotton, polycotton and canvas.

     

     

     

  • Click and Collect 

    Available daily during store opening hours. Once your order is ready for collection you will be sent an email to this effect. If you would rather not come into the shop ring when you are outside and we can pop it directly into the boot for you. 

    Republic of Ireland Delivery (excluding kayaks and surfboards) 

    FREE Irish* Courier delivery on orders of €50 or more. 

    Orders under €50 will be charged a €5 delivery fee.

    - We use a courier service; delivery is normally next day but during busy times can take up to 5 days. Please allow up to five days. The courier will be given your mobile phone number and will contact you if he has trouble finding you or if no one is home. Consider getting your parcel delivered to a business address if you’re going to be out all day. 

    Offer limited to standard courier shipping to Republic of Ireland addresses only.

    UK and Northern Ireland Delivery

    We are currently not shipping to the UK. Northern Ireland customers please contact us via e-mail or phone if you want to place an order as currently the system we are using is not set up to process these sales. 

    Kayaks and Surfboards

    FOR SHIPPING ENQUIRIES ON KAYAKS DURING COVID-19 PLEASE EMAIL US ON INFO@WILDSIDESPORTS.IE OR CALL 023-8829706

  • We offer a 30-day return policy. 

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days. We will issue you a full refund for the price you paid for the item (s) or exchange for another size (whichever you’d prefer). Postage will not be refunded unless the item is faulty or incorrect. You can also return your item to the shop directly in Bandon.

    We accept returns only if:

    • All tags are still on the item
    • The item has not been used or worn or washed (who’d wash an unused item?)
    • The item is complete (for example if returning shoes send the pair…)
    • Packaging is intact and not damaged (try not to sit on it)

    We suggest, if posting the item to us you retain proof of purchase in case it goes missing in the post! 

    Our Address:

    Web Order Returns, Wild Side Sports, Unit 8 Bandon Retail Park, By-Pass Road, Bandon, Co. Cork, P72 KN32, Ireland (don’t forget to include your receipts!!!)