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Nikwax TX Direct Wash-in Repellent

SKU: 332

Availability: In stock


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Wash-in re-waterproofing treatment for all breathable waterproof clothing. It saturates the stitching, fabric, and zippers making a noticeable difference. Hand or machine wash in. 10 oz.

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Top Loading Machine

  1. Place clean item(s) in washing machine.
  2. Put Nikwax TX-Direct into machine's dispenser.
    1. Use 1 full bottle whether doing a one piece suit, two piece suit, or just the jacket or just the pants.
  3. Select Heavy and Warm cycle with low to medium water level; start machine.
  4. Complete rinse cycle.
  5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on low - or no - heat.

Front Loading Machine

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the machine's dispenser.
  2. Place clean item(s) in washing machine.
  3. Put Nikwax TX-Direct into machine's dispenser.
    1. Use 4 capfulls whether doing a one piece suit, two piece suit, or just the jacket or just the pants.
  4. Run machine at 40 degree Celsius Synthetic cycle and slow spin.
  5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on low - or no - heat.


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Customer Reviews (15)

Dry and cozy everytimeReview by greenfire6
Been rolling with Darien jacket and pants for over 25 years.

I treat the above garments once a year with TX Direct Wash-in immediately after washing with normal laundry detergent followed by hang dry. (Top or front loaders have equal performance).

Interim "washing's" are nothing more than hosing the garments down with a garden hose while they hang on a clothes line.

Dripping wet outside, dry and cozy inside during every wet ride.

BTW... I ride a Sport Touring BMW so I am a bit exposed to the elements. (Posted on 9/12/16)
Wash-in repellant worksReview by mike
i used this wajj-in per instructions and it revintalized the jacket with rain repellent. (Posted on 6/28/15)
NikWaxReview by Ed
Used a lot of this on my Roadcrafter and Darien suits. Bought the lady a new Darien outfit so we are going to wash and treat it with this product. I have never had leak problems with my Darien clothes using this product. It also keeps my Roadcrafter more water resistant than usual on long wet days in the saddle. (Posted on 6/23/15)
Great Product!Review by John P
Needed to revive the water repellency of my Darien pants and Goretex North Face jacket for a longer trip I took this summer. Washed both with Nikwax Tech Wash (another great product) and then with TX Direct. Had not done this to either in 12 plus years, usually just sprayed with Camp Dry with minimal results. Rode in a steady rain, sometimes heavy from Lincoln NE to Milwaukee WI and was bone dry. Could not have been happier or drier! (Posted on 1/15/15)
Didn't work for me :-(Review by Mustangx3
Well, washed with the Tech Wash, didn't do much to clean the suit, washed again and again until finally seemed cleaner than it was. Did the TX.Direct wash-in thing, etc. In the rain, the suit doesn't bead water and continues to leak like there's no GoreTex at all... my Roadcrafter one piece is over 22 years old and has leaked BAD for the last 4 years. Sent it in for the waterproof zipper upgrade and still leaks at zippers (and most other areas too). Guess these things do have a service life after all. Appears mine is totally just worn out for waterproofness. Sad, it was a great suit for many years. Looks like I'll be buying some GoreTex hiking shells to wear UNDER the suit this winter to fend off the rains. Sigh... (Posted on 10/19/13)
Dry!Review by Illtyd
This is great stuff! I have been using the Roadcrafter one piece suit since the mid eighties and discovered this great slim about eleven years ago. A friend recommended it. He swore by it so I gave it a try. I didn’t believe him until I got into a heavy rain somewhere in Ohio on Interstate 90. I was in that rain for hours and not a drop got through the suit! (Posted on 8/3/12)
Zippers slide niceReview by Toby Z
I enjoy how the zippers slide smoother after washing with NikWax. (Posted on 3/18/12)
TX Direct Wash-in RepellentReview by Greg
Have been using it once per year since I got my Darien (5 years) and have never gotten wet. Wash once w/ detergent or Tech Wash, once w/ no detergent and then once w/ 4 capsful of TX Direct. (Posted on 3/15/12)
works great for meReview by PDX Rider
I've been wearing aero suits x 18 yrs (first roadcrafter, then Darien) for year-round riding in the pacific NW, so I know about rain and waterproofing. Every 2-3 years I use the TX direct (whole bottle) and I've never had a leak. (Posted on 10/22/11)
Keepin DryReview by swoody
this is a re-order

¿ why would i order more of this stuff if i got wet, after using it the 1st time ? (Posted on 10/11/11)
Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
Steve, we dropped Scotchgard because it stopped selling. We think the reason it did is because Camp Dry, #330, a similar product we do sell, does as goood a job as Scotchguard but at a lower cost.
Aerostich Customer Service. (Posted on 7/30/10)
Worked For MeReview by David
My Darien got so dirty I decided to wash it. After running it through the machine a couple of times I decided to waterproof it in the sink applying the NIKWAX. You are supposed to use less hand washing so it lasts longer. You can feel the wax in the NIKWAX attaching to your hands and the suit. Also if you hand wash you don't have to rinse as much.
Anyway I was out in the rain this weekend and the Jacket did not leak a drop. Worked for me. (Posted on 7/27/10)
3M ScotchgardReview by Steve
The answer to this problem is 3M Scotchgard (Green can). Aerostitch used to sell this.

I've used it for over 10 years on my Darien coat and pants. Just returned from a 3500 mile trip with rain everyday. Works perfectly!! (Posted on 7/9/10)
I'm having the same issue...Review by Gregory Paik
I'm having the same issue, but notice that I didn't use the right recommended quantity (whole bottle). Did you use the whole bottle or just part of it?
(Posted on 8/30/07)
OK, well, it was bound to...Review by Brian Lewis
OK, well, it was bound to happen - after years of satisfaction with every product purchased from Aerostitch (and that's a lot of products) I got a dud. I followed the instructions for this product to the Tee. I washed my 2-piece Roadcrafter by itself with the Granger G-wash detergent in a new front-loading Maytag Neptune HE washer, then washed in the Nikwax repellent. And it just flat out didn't work. I have another Nikwax product that didn't work either - the Glove Proof has been completely ineffectual.

I need serious waterproofing - any ideas? (Posted on 7/23/07)


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