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Tectron DWR

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Has anyone had any problems with this product? I'm in the process of going on a rant due to: to product doesn't work, I was blown off by the place of purchase, I should have stayed with my tried and true Nikwax. Does anyone have email info for: Tectron, and or Columbia Clothing Company? Look out : consumer on the tear.
post #2 of 9
Ok I'm a little slow here. What is tectron and DWR? You said something about Columbia clothing co?
I've had good luck with the few things I have from Columbia. They aren't the best out there. The Titanium shell pants I have from them are waterproof and seem to be holding up. They are far better then the Boulder Gear Pants I bought on sale. I'll never buy anything from Boulder Gear again.
post #3 of 9
Tectron is supposed to be, along with Nikwax, superior to other water proofing products based upon tests done by Peter Keelty several seasons back in the late lamented Inside Tracks.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Tectron: wash in waterproofing.
DWR: durable water repellent
lostboy: I've used Nikwax in the past without fail. This stiff just didn't take at all, I was wetting out all over the place.
post #5 of 9
Interesting. I use Nikwax too. Based on the Inside Tracks review, I've looked for Tectron to compare it to Nixwax but have never come accross it. Maybe I can stop looking.

[ November 24, 2002, 07:59 PM: Message edited by: Lostboy ]
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Lostboy: Stick with the Nikwax. Never see me use this product in the future. If I wasn't such a computer flunky I'd post a pic to show you the areas that didn't take.
Don't need the company info as I was able to find the addys that I need.
post #7 of 9
I've used the nikwax when washing my ski jacket and it seems to do ok. I have never seen tectron so thanks for the heads up. Guess I'll just stick to the Nikwax.
post #8 of 9
The other night I looked up the now defunct "Inside Tracks" Rain/Stain reviews of Nov. 2001. It gave Tectron Wash-in Waterproofer the highest "5 dot" rating along with Nikwax. In part the review describes Tectron as the hardest working of all wash-ins offering unmatched protection to treated fabrics, including sun, water, stains and even grease. One bottle protects 1-2 garments.

Go figure.
post #9 of 9
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Yea, go figure. I'm still at a loss why it didn't take. The owner of North by Northwest heard me out and gave me a full refund. My hat goes off to him on that matter. But I think that I will go and get my Nikwax and put this matter to rest.
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