/ waterproofing a Patagonia Micropuff hoody

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jazzyjackson on 05 Nov 2013
Hi Folks,

Anyone had good results applying a waterproofer to the above jacket?

What product worked best/worst?


Thanks

JJ

Carolyn - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to jazzyjackson:

Not quite an answer to your question, but I've washed a primaloft belay jacket (TNF one) in the Nikwax waterproofing stuff and been impressed with the result....
jazzyjackson on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Carolyn:
Thanks. not tried Nikwax . will give it a go : )
captain paranoia - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to jazzyjackson:

The secret to any wash-in proofer is to make sure your washing machine is spotless, and clear of detergent residues (e.g. in soap dispenser). A service wash, or boil wash with some towels and pure soap flakes beforehand is useful.

You might want to wash the jacket first, too.
NottsRich on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to captain paranoia:
> (In reply to jazzyjackson)
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> The secret to any wash-in proofer is to make sure your washing machine is spotless, and clear of detergent residues (e.g. in soap dispenser).

How much of a difference does a small amount of residual detergent make?
captain paranoia - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to NottsRich:

> How much of a difference does a small amount of residual detergent make?

A lot, IME. It's a contest between the surfactants: the detergent trying to reduce surface tension, and DWR trying to increase it.
jazzyjackson on 17 Nov 2013
In reply to captain paranoia:

good call! Makes sense : )
Petarghh - on 17 Nov 2013
In reply to jazzyjackson: recently washed mine in grangers stuff, works quite well. Wore it all day in the rain at the works today and it was a little damp on the good but the rest was fine, much better than without any waterproofing anyway - I just shoved it in the washing machine with my waterproof then tumble dried etc.

Pete

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