What waterproofing spray for my tent?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 1 May 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    It may or may not need a spray but I am taking no chances on this trip, so I want to spray the outside with waterproof spray..which one is best?

    I will also use some on my jacket
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Is your jacket a 'breathable' type? Read here


    and/or try here


    But this should tell you all


    For a tent , how about the old favourite


    I've taken to using it on the mohair hood of my MG for those 'in between' moments.
  3. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    For the tent, Fabsil. definitely easier to apply than the Nikwax alternative and works well.

    I like Nikwax stuff for jackets though. I personally would use the best product for each item rather than trying to use one product on both.
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    For a more traditional solution you could try goose fat.
  5. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Many thanks chaps!
  6. tredder

    tredder New Member

    East Anglia
    There was a recent article in 'Trail' magazine to say that for coats etc, fabric conditioner proved more effective than proofing treatments sold by the various manufacturers....

    All their analysies seem to show the world will end if you don't use their products.... big surprise!
  7. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

  8. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Also, I forget to mention that if your jacket is 2 layer with a wickable drop lining then washing in comfort would also put a DWR on the wicking lining, rather defeating the point of t0he exercsie.

    A spray on DWR is required for these sort of jackets.
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