Tech Wash

The No.1 easy-to-use, safe, high-performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment. Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

Great for cleaning:

  • Waterproof breathable clothing
  • Synthetic sleeping bags
  • Tents and packs

All Nikwax packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic and is recyclable (#2 plastic) in New Zealand.


How Nikwax Tech Wash maintains your gear.

Nikwax Tech Wash 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.

Uses per bottle:

  • 1 bottle (300ml) for 3-4 items

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.

Tech Wash

To clothing

Machine Wash

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place maximum of 2 garments in washing machine
  3. Use 150ml in medium/hard water areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items.
  4. Run 30°C synthetic cycle and slow spin (front loader) or 40°C synthetic cycle (top loader)
  5. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash
  6. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if the care label allows

To tents and accessories

  1. Apply item in hand-hot water in a sink or bowl and agitate
  2. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
  3. Drip-dry


Volume guide (take from label) To clean 1-2 items use 2 full caps (100 ml) in soft water or 3 full caps in hard water. Quantities used will depend on condition and size of items.