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How to Bring Your Rain Jacket Back to Life for $10

If your rain jacket no longer sheds droplets the way it should, you might be tempted to trash it. Don't.

a close up of a rain jacket
Chase Pellerin

We're entering those often-damp, drizzly days that lead us from summer into winter — time to break out the rain jacket. If you feel like yours no longer does its hydrophobic trick, you might be tempted to buy a new one, but that's unnecessary. Unless your rain jacket's interior lining is coming off in flakes, you can bring it back to life simply by washing it with Nikwax's specially formulated detergent. It's currently on sale for as little as $10, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than buying an all-new jacket.


Just follow our step-by-step instructions on how to re-waterproof your rain jacket (it works for ski jackets and any other waterproof layers, too).

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