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Nikwax Polar Proof Fleece Dwr treatment


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    Stephen M
    BPL Member

    @stephen-m

    Locale: Way up North

    I spotted Polar proof on Sectionhikers blog and bought some to try.

    I read it works better on new items but the hat in be picture 10 years old, I tried on old gloves and at the moment doing all my fleeces.

    I must say I am well impressed with it.

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    P S
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    @xeren

    Locale: Southern California

    this stuff is crazy! I picked up a bottle and i'll be applying it to my old fleeces this weekend. it won't suddenly make a fleece jacket windproof, but making it extremely water resistant gives fleece many more applications. game changer??

    #1978561
    Stephen M
    BPL Member

    @stephen-m

    Locale: Way up North

    Its great on gloves and hats, I have not noticed a big difference on garments as I normally wear a wind proof over it.

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    P S
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    @xeren

    Locale: Southern California
    #1978565
    Stephen M
    BPL Member

    @stephen-m

    Locale: Way up North

    That's where I saw it :-) I think I mentioned it in my original post.

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    And E
    Spectator

    @lunchandynner

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    How's it do under the shower? I find that lots of things will shed water using an aerated sink faucet but can't shed a drizzle from the shower head.

    #1978631
    Stephen M
    BPL Member

    @stephen-m

    Locale: Way up North

    It did well enough under a shower.

    I can do more tests if you like as some of the garments have not been used since the treatment.

    #1978710
    Dustin Short
    BPL Member

    @upalachango

    Nearly any DWR will work well after treatment. The problem isn't the water resistance, but rather the durability. How long does the polar nikwax last? And once it wets out can it be reactivated or do you need to wash it all over again. Gloves in particular see a lot of wear and tear so for now I'm holding off judgement on how useful it is long term.

    #1978734
    Stephen M
    BPL Member

    @stephen-m

    Locale: Way up North

    It seemed fine after a few uses Dustin, I will retest afer I wash an item.

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    Steven Adeff
    BPL Member

    @tincanfury

    Locale: Boston

    anyone have any experience with this with wool like an Icebreaker wool fleece?

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