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How to: Make your Cycling Clothing Waterproof Again

We show you the best way to restore your cycle clothing's waterproof qualities.

Knowing how to make your cycling clothing waterproof again is a great skill to have. And when you see just how simple it is you’ll wonder why you have never tried it in the past…

Often, no matter how good a waterproof piece of clothing is, it will loose it’s effect after a while. So instead of investing in another jacket or pair of trousers with a hefty price tag, turn to Nikwax.

Nikwax produce a shed load of cleaning and waterproofing products that are really handy for cyclists. From sprays and washes specifically developed for fabrics used in the world of cycling (including softshells and wax cotton) there are two products that we strongly recommend you invest in:

 TX.Direct® Spray-On:

Clothing can loose it’s breathability when it gets soaking wet, but the TX.Direct spray restores strong waterproofing and breathability back to your garments.

Simply spray it to the fabric and then leave it to air dry, it’s that simple. Just make sure you cover every piece of the garment, otherwise the water will soon find its way in!

Price: £5.99 , available from Wiggle.

Tech Wash®:

It’s a great idea to wash your waterproof clothing with a safe cleaner that’s been specifically made for waterproof fabric, otherwise this can lead to damaging the efficiency of your product.

The Tech Wash helps to build up your gaments waterproofing after each wash, so you won’t need to re-waterproof them until after around 6 washes. Genius!

Price: £4.99, available from Get Geared.


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