Revivex Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Spray – Oz Backcountry
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Revivex Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Spray

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High-Performance Repellency for Outerwear.

Restore the DWR coating on GORE-TEX® jackets and waterproof-breathable outerwear with Revivex Durable Water Repellent. Over time, DWR (durable water repellency) on technical gear wears off, and the fabric gets dirty and absorbs water. Regular reproofing treatment of rainwear, soft shells, ski pants, and GORE-TEX jackets is highly recommended to continuously repel water. Just pre-clean the garment with Revivex Pro Cleaner, spray on this waterproof coating and let air dry. The continuous, air-powered sprayer dispenses every last drop of the formula in a wide, even application to ensure garments are fully covered. Whatever your adventure is, Revivex Durable Water Repellent provides the right protection in the rain and snow.

  • Durable Spray-on treatment restores DWR, resists abrasion and repels water, oil and stains
  • Maximizes Breathability – Creates water resistant layer and allows waterproof-breathable garments to perform at its best
  • Washable Ideal for outerwear and ski gear, this DWR coating will remain after a wash and can be air dried or heat set
  • Compatible Designed for use on technical fabrics including eVent, NeoShell and GORE-TEX materials; formula is PFOA and PFOS free
  • Multipurpose – Restore water repellency to DWR treated rainwear, jackets, ski pants, gloves, boots, waders, and nylon tent flies
  • Size: 10.5 oz
  • For Use On: nylon, eVent, NeoShell and GORE-TEX fabrics
  • Application: spray
  • Air Dry: yes
  • Water Protection: yes
  • Stain/Oil Protection: yes
  • Made In: USA

1. How long does Revivex last? 

Able to last for up to an incredible 10 years or more, optimal longevity of Revivex DWR coating is best achieved when the item that is coated is stored properly and well cared for. For items that are worn consistently season after season, such as jackets and ski pants, more frequent applications are recommended. 

 

2. How do you use Revivex DWR spray? 

Proper application of Revivex DWR is best achieved by following these steps: 

  1. First, hand-wash or launder the item in question using Revivex Pro Cleaner. This helps to remove any residues and properly prepare the fabric for coating and optimal performance following treatment. Avoid using heavy soaps or fabric softeners when washing the item as these can ‘clog’ the fabric and stop the DWR from properly adhering to the fabric. 
  2. Once washed, hang the garment in a well-ventilated arena smoothing out any obvious creases and wrinkles. 
  3. While still wet, spray the item with the Revivex DWR spray. Use even sweeping motions and avoid getting too close to the fabric. If you see the spray running off the fabric, the application is too close and too heavy. 
  4. Finally, allow the item to air dry for up to 48 hours or should the manufacturing instructions allow, place it in the dryer. Once dry, the water repellency of the garment should be fully restored. 

 

3. Is DWR the same as Gore-Tex? 

No, Gore-Tex is a technical fabric that is often treated with DRW products to reduce surface tension and allow water to roll off. DRW is a chemical coating that can be used on any number of items and is not exclusive to Gore-Tex. 

 

4. Is spray-on waterproofing better than wash-in waterproofing? 

Spray-on waterproofing is not worse or better than in-wash waterproofing, it is simply a matter of using the correct method for the item in question. Spray-on waterproofing is most often used on multi-layer garments where in-wash waterproofing would cause alterations to fabrics that are not intended to be waterproofed. 

 

5. How do I reactivate my DWR coating? 

For garments made of technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex which have already been treated with DRW, you may not need to reapply an after-market water repellant. If you feel the water repellency of your garment has been compromised or it no longer performs as expected you may like to try reactivating the existing DRW coating first. To do this, launder the garment with a clean rinsing detergent - remember, no fabric softeners or heavy suds that can clog the fabric. Then, so long as the manufacturer's care instructions allow, place the item in the dryer. This process can often restore the original waterproofing. Should you notice the water repellency is not restored following a good clean and dry, then pursuing an after-market DRW spray is recommended.

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AR
12/19/2022
Adam R.
Australia

Gearlab DWR

The product is great for restoring the DWR coating on clothing and easy to use.

MH
11/15/2022
Mauricio H.
Australia Australia

Durable water repellent (DWR) - my experience

Did a lot of research before buying this product as it has good reviews overall. I would suggest you research as well before buying as it seems is not effective in all types of jackets or at least under certain conditions. I used it on a $600 Patagonia flyfishing jacket, about 4 years old. you need to wash the jacket first, I used Revivex Pro cleaner, then you apply the DWR while still wet, then you machine dry, etc (follow instructions). I did the process twice and got some water repellency back in certain parts of the jacket but not everywhere which tells me that the issue may be in the jacket. Size matters: I suggest you get the 500ml spray in case you need two applications or more than one item Customer service: I had the best customer service from Ozbackcountry. John was very helpful and replied all my emails with insights and info about how to use the product, etc.. Really happy with them, will definitely be back soon thank you!

11/20/2022

Oz Backcountry

Thanks Mauricio!! Glad to hear it worked out :D

CP
05/14/2022
Craig P.
Australia Australia

Excellent Service

Fantastic will order again

06/13/2022

Oz Backcountry

Thanks Craig!

NM
05/09/2022
Nicole M.
Australia Australia

Worked as advertised

Worked well and easy to use

MG
04/30/2022
Marc G.
Australia Australia

Dwr spray

Awesome product for my breathable waders and jackets

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