How do I re-waterproof my jacket or pants?Updated 9 months ago
Our technical garments are treated with a durable water repellent (DWR), which keeps the outer most materials on our gear from getting saturated so our waterproof membranes can function their best. This coating needs to be maintained and replenished at least once per season or more if the piece is washed frequently or gets used a lot in wet or sweaty conditions (we're talking to you, skiers in the Sierra and Pacific Northwest). When the water is no longer beading up on the exterior of the shell, it's time to replenish the DWR coating. We believe in Nikwax® products to help you add new DWR to your gear—we sell Nikwax combo packs here, and instructions for use are on the packaging. There are plenty of other options out there too — you can head to your local mountaineering or ski store and ask the shop guys what they use.