Tag: repairs

Water Repellent-ing Your Gore-Tex or Breathable Waders

| January 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

The front page format has temporarily been changed to prevent overlap of the two Simms videos running simultaneously. Once the previous video (how to clean your waders by SIMMS) drops down, the two story front will be back.

ReviveX is, hands down, the product you want to restore water repellency to your Gore-Tex waders. There are many new fabrics that are “breathable”, or claim to be “breathable”, and I believe the hype. After all these years with a monopoly on breathable fabric, it was only a matter of time until someone found a way to emulate the properties of Wilbert L. Gore’s invention.

So, sit back and enjoy another installment on how to finish the restoration process for your waders. If you are north of the Mason-Dixon, you probably did this ritual months ago, but around here with temperatures finally hitting the single digits and negative wind chills are predicted later this week, it’s just now getting good for freshwater winter pursuits.

Clean Your Breathable Waders – Stink or Swim

| January 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

I contacted the folks at Simms, and got their links, which are not readily obvious, and just received the url’s for their wader care videos. Rather than reinvent the wheel, and with all due respect to my warm water Gulf Coast brethren, there are plenty of fishers that are trying to figure out the whole wader cleaning voodoo this time of year. Just for the record, the mercury hit 20 f. here at the homestead. We are potentially looking at single digits for the weekend. Global what?

Here is the video on how to clean your breathable waders or Gore-Tex waders by Simms Fishing in Bozeman. The second video on how to waterproof them again, which of course is critical, will be posted tomorrow. If you can’t wait, go to SIMMS and watch videos there that include how to repair pinholes in waders. I know dirty waders are also not waterproof waders, so you may as well plan on doing both steps. The two products you must have are; 1) powdered soap and 2) ReviveX Spray-on Water Repellent for Outerwear.