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New Post 8/29/2012 1:53 PM
  the Alban
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Re: Waterproofing Your Tent 
Condensation, moisture and rain can eventually wash away the waterproof used on the tent. Washing it does the same thing. I use Nikwax to make it waterproof again. Pretty nifty. Just spray it on and you're good to go.
 
New Post 8/30/2012 1:42 AM
  henryinreallife
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Re: Waterproofing Your Tent 
If you're an avid tent camper, you'll need to waterproof it every few years. Not really because they don't treat them to become waterproof. It's just that overtime, the waterproofing that they apply on it just gets washed away. Have been using ReviveX Dry Waterproofing spray for my tents.
 
New Post 8/30/2012 8:59 PM
  Matthew
121 posts




Re: Waterproofing Your Tent 
The same thing applies to your outdoor jackets. Make it a point to waterproof them, especially during the cooler months.
 
New Post 9/3/2012 12:52 PM
  harold
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Re: Waterproofing Your Tent 
Never knew about that. Going to start doing that.
 
New Post 4/8/2015 8:54 AM
  Jinpak
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Re: Waterproofing Your Tent 
First thing this depends on the quality of your tent, there are some manufactures that put a small amount of water REPELLENT coatings on there tents and there are others that coat there tents with many thin layers of coating which is better.

It is a good idea to re coat your tent but make sure you only coat the inside of the fly only. The key to staring dry is ventilation the process works as follows moisture is released into the tent from your body then that moister vents threw the breathable part of the tent then condenses and runs down and off the fly. I have heard of some people that have sprayed coatings right on the tent itself but if you do this you have just ruined your tent as the moisture will have no way out then collect on top then in no time flat condense and rain back down soaking you and your stuff.
 
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