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Gore-Tex Water-Proofing Tips

What are the best products for re-waterproofing Gore-Tex rain jackets?

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Question:

What are the best products for re-waterproofing Gore-Tex rain jackets?

Submitted by – Randy, Germantown, PA

Answer:

My favorite is McNett ReviveX. It’s easy to use: First, just wash your jacket in warm water. (Tips: close all the zippers and Velcro tabs to prevent abrasion to the fabric and for soap, use ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner.)

Then, make sure the jacket is thoroughly rinsed, and hang it wet on a clothes hanger.

Hold the bottle 5-8 inches away from the jacket and spray using long even strokes. Pay special attention to the shoulder area. Finally, toss the jacket in the dryer (alone) and tumble on medium heat for a full hour.

Your jacket will bead up water like it was new again. As soon as you notice that water no longer beads, repeat the process.