/ fabric conditioner as waterproofing

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minus273degrees - on 12 Feb 2013
anyone tried it to water proof jacket/trousers and tests on brands??
AdCo82 on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to minus273degrees:

no. if a waterproof reachable membrane it is not recommended.

Clogs up the breathablity.
captain paranoia - on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to minus273degrees:

A big fuss was made about this a few years ago, in Trail magazine, IIRC.

I wouldn't recommend it, as the formulations of conditioners seem to change all the time, so you've no idea if the one you buy will work as a DWR, or just knacker your jacket... At least the products sold as DWR treatments are intended for that purpose, even if they don't always seem desperately effective...

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