Will normal detergents damage your outdoor clothing? Is spray-on proofer the same as the wash-in stuff? And do you really need to re-proof your waterproofs every time you use them?
Yep, there’s a lot of confusion around how you should care for your outdoor clothing and equipment with some of the information doing the rounds frankly completely wrong, so to give you the definitive truth on the best way to look after your gear, we teamed up with the experts at Nikwax.
We spent a weekend in Wales with Nikwax product guru Mike to find out which of the rumours flying around about washing and re-proofing your waterproof garments are fanciful myths and which are true – you might be surprised.
Scroll down the page to find out whether or not the ‘myths’ actually are myths.