In the past I have used Scotchgard Heavy Duty Waterproofing for Outdoor Fabrics with great results. Unfortunately, even though it is still listed on their website I canít find it anywhere. I contacted 3M and was told they discontinued all Scotchgard products for outdoor applications and were unsure if these products would be reinstated in their product line. The representative told me to look for another solution from another source.

REI sells products from Nikwax, Tectron, and Grangerís that deal with waterproofing or repelling water. I have used Nikwax on footwear but not on anything else. I have not used Grangerís or Tectron products.

My main interest is to restore the DWR treatment on rain gear and other outdoor gear (packs, etc).

Does anybody have information on this topic? Does anybody have experiences with these products? Iím interested in the good and bad.