Breathable waterproof garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garment can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your jacket must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax TX.Direct®. This wash-in treatment restores the durable water-repellent finish of all waterproof-breathable laminates and coatings. Pre-wash your items with NikwaxTech Wash or another mild soap, then add this treatment in a washing machine.