This Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarproof Concentrate environmentally friendly, water-based waterproofing and UV blocker is suitable for all weatherproof fabrics such as tents, awnings, marquees, rucksacks and camera bags. One application can double the effective life of fabrics by protecting from UV damage, whilst offering the best water repellency.
Tents and rucksacks 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 Tent & Gear SolarProof® protects the entire fabric, from the effects of both UV and water.