How to Waterproof a Jacket
Waterproofing outerwear is easy, and when you have a good product, you only have to do it once during the season. Trust us. We live in the PNW, we know rain.
Whether you're going out in the snow, on a bike commute, or a rainy dog walk, Revivex water repellents will keep you dry. They're durable, easy to use, and give you factory level performance. Whether you have 5 mins, or two hours, we have a formula for you. Here's how to waterproof a jacket in three easy steps or you can watch the video on YouTube:
1) Clean Jacket: Dirt and oils attract water on the surface of your jacket, which overtime break-down any existing DWR treatment and makes your jacket "wet-out". Removing dirts and oils will give you a clean surface for the water repellent. If treating an eVent, NeoShell, or Gore-Tex jacket, use a specialized cleaner free of softeners and fragrances, like Revivex Pro Cleaner and Revivex Down Cleaner.
2) Apply Water Repellent:
WASH-IN/SOAK application is ideal for hard-shell jackets and pants that do not have insulation or an interior lining. Revivex Wash-In Water Repellent is a breathable, fluorine-free formula that can be applied quickly in a 10 minute soak, or conveniently in a top-loading or front-loading washing machine. Instructions for both methods are provided on the bottle.
SPRAY-ON application is easy; just spray it directly on the exterior of the garment and let it dry. Ideal for hard-shells, soft-shells, down jackets, pants, gloves, and even tents, Revivex Durable Water Repellent is our most durable formula. It is PFOA-free, and repels water, dirt, and oils just like the garment is new again.
INSTANT SPRAY-ON application can be found with Revivex Instant Water Repellent. It's like magic, just spray it on and watch it dry. It's PFOA-free and repels water, dirt, and oils; plus it can be applied to all outerwear, footwear, and gear.
3) Air Dry or Tumble Dry: First, check your care tag for the manufacturer's recommended temperature setting. For maximum results, tumble dry for 30 minutes. If you cannot tumble dry, then air dry for 48 hours.