Concentrated Tent & Gear Solarproof®
The easy to use, safe, high performance waterproofing and UV blocker for all synthetic weatherproof textiles.
Adds Durable Water Repellency, increases fabric strength & protects against UV deterioration; one application can double the effective life of fabrics. Can be applied to wet or dry synthetic fabrics.
Synthetic fabrics used for tents and backpacks are coated with a water repellent treatment. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light both destroys the water repellency and leads to a reduction in fabric tear strength, significantly shortening the lifespan of equipment. The application of Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® can double the effective life of equipment by protecting against UV damage, while also providing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to keep the rain out.
Tents and backpacks use synthetic fabrics, such as nylon or polyester, with a thin watertight polyurethane (PU) or elastomeric coating on the inside and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating on the outside. This combination gives great strength and water resistance, combined with light weight, ideal attributes for outdoor equipment.
Unfortunately these fabrics are vulnerable to sunlight and in two weeks of continuous exposure, can lose up to half of their strength. Additionally, the inner coating will degrade if it is left damp for long periods.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® protects the entire fabric, from the effects of both UV and water.
Whether it be a day-to-day backpack, panniers on your bike, or a tent for summer holidays, most of us have outdoor equipment of some description. Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® helps your equipment to work better and for longer.
To most effectively benefit from the ultraviolet (UV) and Durable Water Repellent (DWR) protection of Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® it is best applied to equipment from new.
During use the equipment fabric will pick up dirt and other contaminants which stop water from beading on the fabric surface. When this occurs the DWR can be revitalized by cleaning with Nikwax Tech Wash®.
Over time the DWR will wear off through use. Both the DWR and UV protection can be replenished by reapplication of Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof®.
Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols; alternatively, they may be water-based and use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable. Fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® is a safe product to use on your outdoor equipment. It is WaterBased, non-flammable, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® has been specifically designed and optimized for outdoor equipment to provide Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and ultraviolet (UV) protection. Unlike solvent-based products, which need to be applied to dry materials, Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® can be applied to wet or dry fabrics. So if your equipment is wet there is no need to wait for it to dry before you treat it with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® has been specifically formulated for synthetic outdoor equipment to provide Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and ultraviolet (UV) protection.
If your equipment is made of cotton, polycotton or canvas, make sure you use Nikwax Cotton Proof™ for best results.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), to the maximum testable standard, and ultraviolet (UV) protection, to inhibit the reduction of fabric tear strength caused by UV rays.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® can be applied to wet or dry synthetic fabrics. It is WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. It contains no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and is completely fluorocarbon free.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® saves you money by potentially doubling the useful life of your gear.
Nikwax takes great care to minimize the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are completely free of fluorocarbons (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues). Additionally Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® is lighter than equivalent pre-diluted products and so requires less energy to transport.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® is the product of choice of professional Outdoor trainers.
To find out more about people who are using Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof®, and other Nikwax products, take a look at our testimonials page (coming soon).
- Nikwax Concentrated Tent and Gear SolarProof® should be diluted in water before use.
- Mix a 5 fl oz (150 ml) Pouch with 12 fl oz (350 ml) water and mix well.
- Otherwise, add 2 parts product to 5 parts water and mix well.
For best results always clean item(s) first. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.
- Erect tent OR protect working surface and lay clean item flat.
- Apply diluted product evenly to outside of fabric with a spray, brush or sponge (avoid backpack straps). For large items apply in sections.
- As you treat the fabric, remove any surplus product with a damp cloth.
- Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed.
- After several minutes check for and remove surplus product with a damp cloth*.
*Marks may appear on fabric if excess product is not wiped away. Test on a hidden area first.
Use approximately 2 fl oz (50 ml) of diluted product per 10 ft² (1 m²) of fabric. The coverage is approximate and depends on the condition of the fabric being treated.
To maintain waterproofing always clean with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents.
To waterproof cotton, polycotton or canvas use Nikwax Cotton Proof™.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® treated equipment needs no heat to develop Durable Water Repellency (DWR)...
DWR and ultraviolet (UV) protection will develop once the fabric is dry. Allow item(s) to dry fully before packing away.