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NWX221

Nikwax Polarproof 300ml

Nikwax Polar Proof® has been specifically designed and optimized for fleece garments; it leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibers allowing moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability and optimizing performance in wet weather. Additionally, it inhibits pilling of fleece fabrics, prolonging the life of gear.

Description

Fleece fabrics are used to provide lightweight, insulating mid layers and additionally hats and gloves to keep you warm.
Fleece fabrics are made from synthetic fibers. The construction of the fabric allows air to be trapped between the fibers and warmed by body heat to provide insulation for the user.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT:

Although the individual fibers of fleece cannot absorb water, it is possible for water to become trapped in the spaces between the fibers. The accumulation of water reduces the insulating properties of fleece and also causes weight gain; fleece can hold up to 50% of its weight in water!
This reduces the comfort of the user causing them to feel wet and cold, but more importantly the reduction in insulation is dangerous and in severe cases can lead to hypothermia.

WHEN YOU SHOULD USE IT:

Your fleece garment could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Tech Wash®, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalized just from cleaning.  But once the garment has been thoroughly worn, you will need to add DWR using Nikwax Polar Proof®, after cleaning first with Nikwax Tech Wash®.

HOW YOU SHOULD USE IT:

Nikwax Polar Proof® is easy and quick to apply in a washing machine and ensures that the treatment goes right through the garment. The highly Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of Nikwax Polar Proof® develops on air drying. Therefore the need for tumble drying is removed, saving energy.

With the Machine:

Conventional detergent can damage water-repellency. Therefore always clean first with Nikwax® Tech Wash®. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Follow garment care label instructions. Shake bottle well before use.

Top Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place clean item(s) in washing machine (maximum 6 items).
  3. After the machine has filled with water use:
    3fl oz/100ml for 1-2 items, low water level
    5fl oz/150ml for 3-4 items, medium water level
    8fl oz/250ml for 5-6 items, high water level
  4. Run heavy soil machine cycle.
  5. Wash according to care label.

Front Loading Machine Wash:

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place clean item(s) in washing machine (maximum 4 items).
  3. Use 3fl oz/100ml for 1-2 items and
    5fl oz/150ml for 3-4 items.
  4. Wash according to care label.
  5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.
To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents.

By Hand

Conventional detergent can damage water-repellency. Therefore always clean first with Nikwax® Tech Wash®. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Follow garment care label instructions. Shake bottle well before use.

  1. Use gloves, immerse clean item(s) in 1.5 gallons/6 litres of hand-hot water in sink or bowl.
  2. Use 2fl oz/50ml for 1-2 items.
  3. Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5 minutes, then agitate thoroughly.
  4. Rinse in cold water until water runs clear.
  5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.
To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents.