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I have a Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket that was previously waterproof. It’s maybe 3-4 years old. However, today when I got caught in the rain, I was left with some cold, wet sleeves. Is there something I can treat the jacket shell with to restore the waterproofing?
 

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I believe Nikwax cleaning solution will restore waterproofing. There's a cleaning solution and a "conditioner" of sort....Google it and it will lead you step by step.

Also, I recently purchase a spray called Tarrago Nano to renew a waterproofing on my boots. On the spray it said it was good for jackets too.Google it or check it out on YouTube.

I'm pretty sure Nikwax is a proven product, on the market for years. I have the same Firstgear Kilimanjaro, I washed it with Nikwax and it is still waterproof.

Not sure about Tarrago spray, looks like it's working but haven't checked it out yet.

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Nikwax worked on my Firstgear jacket. If dirty clean first with NikWash then air dry. The use the spray and blot with damp towel. Let set until completely dry.
 

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If you have a REI outfitters nearby they normally have it in stock.
 

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Wow...there are a lot of different Nikwax products. Is the "Nikwax Tech Wash" and the "Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On Water Repellant" the stuff I want?
 

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Wonderful information here: I want to Hijack this thread to say thank you to those that suggested this jacket coating!

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Wow...there are a lot of different Nikwax products. Is the "Nikwax Tech Wash" and the "Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On Water Repellant" the stuff I want?
Bob, yes those are the 2 you want! :grin2:
 

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Be careful using spray on waterproofer. Follow the directions.

I sprayed my jacket in the garage a few years ago and got very ill for a couple of hours. Should have done it outside and worn a mask.

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