Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 8 reviews
7 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Inadequate Description -
By: from Charlottesville, VA
I was disappointed. I wanted a product to waterproof patio pillows, which cannot be put in washer/dryer. This product is applied to garments, then put in dryer for heat to seal. If I had known, I would not have ordered. A better description would be VERY helpful and saved me expensive postage for product I cannot use.
It works! -
By: ttommy from Tennessee
I was skeptical when I ordered the Revivix spray on water Repel. Was I surprised! It really works. My ovis pro waders look like new and definitely repeal water and the leak is gone.
Barbour coat waterproofer -
By: collins397 from Lahaska, PA
Barbour coats need rewaxing to prolong and revive their waterproof nature. The old spraw was in an aerosol can. the new product is in a hand-pump spray bottle. It's much more convenient, more enviro friendly, and probably more economiocal.
Great Product -
By: Troutbill from Marion, NC
Top 1000 Contributor
Revivex Spray-on water Repel works great. My waders were holding water on the outside making my car seats wet. I cleaned them with Revivex Soap and then followed the directions on the repel. Make sure to get a good cover of your waders when treating them.
Good versatile product -
By: CarlMH from Roswell, GA
I have purchased this product quite a few times from Orvis, so I figured I would put a review out there. Revivex water repellant works good for treating and getting the most life out of your waders. I also use this product to treat my Orvis sling packs, back packs and Pro Guide wading jacket. Not many people I fly fish with do this but, treating your sling packs and fishing back packs helps keep your gear dry, especially if you take an unexpected spill in the river while wading.
great product for Gore-Tex users -
Recently purchased this to renew the water repellancy and breathability of my gore-tex jackets. Cleaned the jackets as directed, then applied this treatment (while the jackets were wet) and tumbled the jackets dry. Jackets came out feeling and looking like new. I have briefly worn them and they seem to have good breathability. Water beads up nicely on them. I gave this product only 4 stars because I have not had the chance to test the jackets in a driving rain to see how good the treatment works under severe conditions, but I am certain from the feel and water beading, they'll do just fine.
Wash it. Dry it. Waterproof it. -
By: ZFisher from Newtown, CT
Top 100 Contributor
This stuff will waterproof practically anything made of cloth. I had a fly fishing fanny pack that didn't resist water very well. Washed it. Sprayed this stuff on and then dried it in the dryer (made a heck of a racket with all the buckles and clips rattling about) and now water beads up great on the surface. Looking forward to a "real" test next time I'm caught fishing on a rainy day.
Super Product -
By: ColFrank from Houston, TX
I washed my dirty Orvis waders, spayed on Revivex, tumbled dry with no heat and the waders looked like new. As a test hosed them down and not a single drop of water on the inside. It worked so good, I did the same thing to my rain jacket.... same super results. The waders and jacket got a good test last week with rain, sleet, snow and hail.... all dry on the inside..
|Wader Care & Repair|
Care & Cleaning of Waterproof, Breathable Garments
The outer surface of most laminated waterproof-breathable fabrics is treated with a durable water-repellent coating (DWR). This chemical treatment forces water to bead up and roll off the surface of the fabric improving the overall performance and comfort of the garment.
DWR coatings will begin to degrade after extended use and as the garment becomes soiled. The degradation will inhibit the DWR coating’s ability to bead water and cause the garment to “wet out” as the face fabric material absorbs water.
Although the garment is still waterproof, the water saturated face fabric will hinder the garments ability to breathe, increase interior condensation and produce a cold, clammy feeling for the wearer. It is important to clean your garments regularly to help avoid this situation.
How to Clean DWR-Coated Garments
Most garments can be machined washed; consult the care instruction label on the garment. Make sure to use an additive-free powdered laundry detergent or a liquid detergent designed specifically for synthetic, breathable fabrics. Do not use any detergents that contain fabric softeners or color-safe bleach.
For machine-washable items, such as stockingfoot waders and jackets, use the following cleaning agents:
For non-washable items, such as bootfoot waders, use Granger's G-Wash Spray Cleaner.
Please read and follow the instructions included with these products and the garment manufacturer’s care and cleaning directions.
How to Restore the DWR Coating
Cleaning alone may not restore the DWR coating’s effectiveness.
For a clean garment, use a cool iron or tumble dry on low to medium heat to reactivate the coating. Please follow the garment manufacturer’s recommended instructions for drying.
To reapply a DWR coating, we recommend the following products. Please be sure to read and follow the instructions for application carefully.
With basic care and maintenance, your waterproof, breathable garment(s) should provide you years of use and enjoyment.
Fly Fishing Wader Repair
Although many steps are taken to insure that Orvis waders are built to be durable, there is a possibility that over the course of a wader’s lifetime it will develop a leak or get damaged. Waders are often damaged when walking to and from you favorite fishing hot spot and are often caused by blackberry bushes, brambles, barbed-wire fences, wild roses and other assorted thorny plants. Also, as much as we don’t like to admit, we all do occasionally take a fall, which can often puncture or tear your waders.
Orvis will gladly repair your damaged waders for you. To submit a repair request, complete the Wader Repair Request Form. You will be charged $30 for all non-warranty repairs.
If you would like to repair your waders on your own, it is very simple. The procedure for repairing punctures and tears is outlined below.
The first step is to locate the puncture. Sometimes this is very apparent and can be visually determined quickly and accurately. However, in most cases you will have a general idea where the puncture is but aren’t 100% sure of its exact location. The quickest way to locate the source of the puncture is to turn your waders inside out and spray the general area of the leak with rubbing alcohol. Take your hand and spread the rubbing alcohol onto the inside fabric. Turn your waders right side out and look for a dark spot to appear on the face fabric.
Once located, mark the spot on both the outside and inside of the wader. At this point you will need to have either the Orvis Wader Repair Kit, Aquaseal Wader Repair Kit or a tube of Aquaseal to complete the repair. Make sure the area is clean using either plain rubbing alcohol or an alcohol prep pad included in the kit.
Apply a dab of Aquaseal to completely cover the spot and extend it for about 1/8” of an inch to the outside of the wader.
Let it dry for about 12 hours (to speed drying time use Cotol) and repeat the process on the inside.
For larger punctures or punctures in high wear areas, apply a second coating of Aquaseal over the initial application. Be sure to extend the second coat 1/8” beyond the edge of the first application so that it can adequately bond to the wader.
Temporary repairs of puncture leaks can be made utilizing UV Cure Aquaseal Wader Patch 1L9L which cures in a few minutes with exposure to UV light (sunlight). However, this product is not durable enough to serve as a permanent fix. If you are out fishing and can locate a puncture leak, then this product can have you fishing again in 15 minutes and will hold up until you are able to affect a more permanent repair with regular Aquaseal.
If you tear your breathable waders, the repair process is slightly different. Locating the tear isn’t an issue, but you will need to stabilize the area by applying some tape to the inside of the wader. The Orvis Wader Repair Kit and the Aquaseal Wader Repair Kit include tape, but common duct tape will work in a pinch.
Apply the tape to the inside of the wader being sure to match the two sides of the tear together neatly.
Clean the area with alcohol and then apply enough Aquaseal to completely cover the tear and overlap by 1/8 of an inch.
Allow to dry for about 12 hours (to speed drying time use Cotol). Remove the tape from the inside of the wader and clean the area with alcohol to remove any residue left by the tape. Repeat the Aquaseal application on the inside of the wader.
For larger tears or tears in high stress areas, apply a second coating of Aquaseal over the initial application. Be sure to extend the second coat 1/8” beyond the edge of the first application so that it can adequately bond to the wader.
While every effort should be made to avoid damaging your wader, punctures and tears will occur especially if you are using your waders on a regular basis. These simple repair procedures will allow you to continue to enjoy your favorite pair of waders for years.