Repair Guide

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Deodorize a Tent

Remove Odors To eliminate odors, mold and mildew from tents and other gear without damaging the waterproof coatings or fabrics, use MiraZyme™ enzyme-based odor eliminator: Fill a tub with just enough cool water to submerge item. For tents and packs add 1-2 oz of Mirazyme...

DWR Finish

How ReviveX® Works All rainwear is factory treated on the outside with a special water repellent spray called DWR (for “Durable Water Repellent”). Over time that treatment wears off causing fabrics to “wet out” – which reduces breathability and creates excess...

Restore Water Repellency Between Washings

Apply DWR to Sleeping Bag Restore your sleeping bag’s water repellency throughout the season:   Step 1:   Wet outer shell with water from a spray bottle.   Step 2: Spray shell with ReviveX Spray-On Water Repellent. Apply liberally to foot...

Wash Your Synthetic Sleeping Bag

Synthetic insulated sleeping bags can be cleaned in much the same way as a down bag. See steps 1-5 below. Wash by hand or in a front loading commercial washer using ReviveX® Pro Cleaner™. Dry the bag unzipped on a clothesline. Add ReviveX® Pro Cleaner to the empty...

Sleeping Bag Care

Maximize Sleeping Bag Life At home, store sleeping bags open or loosely stuffed into a large cloth or mesh storage bag. Don’t store sleeping bags in stuff sacks or you will compress the insulation. [wufoo username="gearaid" formhash="s1lifcmw0f6uss6"...

Wash Your Down Sleeping Bag

Restore Loft & Warmth to Down Bags Down sleeping bags should be washed when dirt and grime begin to interfere with loft. Most manufacturers recommend washing your spleeping bag after 20 nights of use. This is also a good rule for synthetic sleeping bags. In general: if it’s dirty,...

Take Care of Your Down Sleeping Bag

  Washing a down sleeping bag usually restores its loft (thickness and warmth). The effect is often dramatic. Don’t be afraid to wash your down gear! Down is tough!   Down sleeping bags should be washed when dirt and grime begin to interfere with loft (every 20 nights...

Which Water Repellent is Best for Your Boots?

Choose the Right Formula • Lightweight hiking boots are generally made with nubuck, suede, nylon or Gore-Tex® fabric. Weatherproofing: Use ReviveX® Nubuck, Suede & Fabric Spray Water Repellent  • Mid-weight hiking & backpacking boots are generally made with...

Maintaining Your Down Outerwear

Step 1: Prior to washing, apply cleaner directly to heavily soiled areas. Close all zippers and Velcro® tabs.   Step 2: Fill sink or tub with just enough warm water to submerge item; add ReviveX Down Cleaner. Compress item to remove air and place in...

Restore or Create Water Repellency for Footwear

Step 1: Remove laces. Eliminate dirt and trail hardened grime with ReviveX® Boot Cleaner and air dry.   Step 2: Apply ReviveX® Nubuck, Suede and Fabric Water Repellent to clean, dry footwear. Liberally treat the tops and sides of the toe area, especially where the...