Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Water-repellent sprays form a dense hydrophilic film on shoes, clothing and other products that repels water. However, not all formulations perform equally well in practice. Therefore, the heroes of our rating are the 9 best water-repellent sprays that have shown excellent results in operating conditions in the Russian climate.
- Why spray?
- Rating of the best water repellent sprays
- The best water repellent shoe sprays
- COLLONIL “CARBON PRO”, 400 ML
- SAPHIR NANO INVULNER
- TARRAGO NANO PROTECTOR
- SALTON “EXPERT”
- SOLEMATE ULTRA SHIELD, FAST SPEED
- The best water repellent sprays for clothes
- Collonil Nano Pro
- NIKWAX TX.DIRECT SPRAY-ON
- Salamander Universal SMS
Creams are also among the water repellents, they are often used to treat shoes. But experts recommend aerosols for several reasons:
- More stable formula;
- Uniform and fast application;
- The aerosol film does not interfere with the breathability of the material.
The main substance in hydrophilic compounds is natural polymers (beeswax, oils). A separate spray formula is developed for each material, therefore, for leather, nubuck, textiles, velor and other bases, it is necessary to choose specialized products.
Rating of the best water repellent sprays
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best water repellent shoe sprays||1||COLLONIL “CARBON PRO”, 400 ML||990 RUB|
|2||SAPHIR NANO INVULNER||865 RUB|
|3||TARRAGO NANO PROTECTOR||RUB 610|
|4||SALTON “EXPERT”||285 r|
|5||SOLEMATE ULTRA SHIELD, FAST SPEED||RUB 790|
|The best water repellent sprays for clothes||1||Collonil Nano Pro||523 r|
|2||NIKWAX TX.DIRECT SPRAY-ON||740 RUB|
|3||Salamander Universal SMS||589 r|
The best water repellent shoe sprays
Shoes are in direct contact with water from puddles and rain, so water protection products not only keep their appearance for a long time, but also extend their service life. Treatment sprays can be colored or neutral, this should be considered when choosing a product.
COLLONIL “CARBON PRO”, 400 ML
This spray is one of the best among analogues. Its highly effective “carbon technology” formula helps keep shoes clean on the outside and dry on the inside. When applied, a dense invisible film of polymer fibers forms on the surface, which retains its structure without damaging the properties of leather and suede. Users note the duration of the effect up to several days, which contributes to an economical use of funds. It was noted that even in megacities, where there are many reagents and salts in the water on the asphalt, streaks do not form on shoes. In sunny weather, no burnout effect was noted. For effective and long-term protection, COLLONIL “CARBON PRO” spray is used not only to protect suede and leather shoes and their substitutes, but also to cover innovative materials – membrane materials Gore-Tex, Sympatex, etc. and even wedding dresses using a colorless solution and did not regret it. The manufacturer recommends covering the shoes with a care cream after the spray.
Means COLLONIL “CARBON PRO” 400 ml can be bought for an average of 1100 rubles.
- Suitable for most materials – leather, suede, membranes;
- Long-term preservation of the effect;
- Economical consumption;
- The best price for a large volume.
- Not defined.
SAPHIR NANO INVULNER
Colorless universal impregnation SAPHIR NANO INVULNER is suitable not only for processing shoes, although it is intended for it. The agent forms a hydrophobic film on the surface, on which the liquid rolls into balls without penetrating into the structure of the material and rolls down. SAPHIR NANO INVULNER works equally well in contact with ordinary water and saturated salts, which is a very good indicator for urban life. The effect is provided by the Nano Invulner technology. The solution quickly sets on the surface to be treated and does not absorb into it. At the same time, the fibrous structure of the SAPHIR film does not block the pores of the material, which is important for air circulation and maintaining the microclimate inside the shoe.
Spray SAPHIR NANO INVULNER is suitable for all types of materials – nubuck, leather, leatherette, textiles, climatic membranes. Users note the excellent water-repellent effect of impregnation, many use the product to protect clothes, tents, backpacks.
The average price of SAPHIR NANO INVULNER 250 ml is about 900 rubles.
- Universal application – for shoes and other products;
- Obvious water-repellent effect;
- Faint odor.
- High price for 250 ml.
TARRAGO NANO PROTECTOR
TARRAGO NANO PROTECTOR nano-impregnation is a top class product. It contains effective polymers that form a hydrophobic mesh on the treated surface that protects the structure of the material from water, dust and pollution. All foreign substances roll on the surface of the shoe, and then they are independently removed or easily cleaned off.
Regular use of TARRAGO NANO PROTECTOR impregnation extends not only the service life of the shoe, but also its aesthetic qualities – the surface does not fade or wear out, salt deposits and other stains do not accumulate on it. The ability of the material to 'breathe' is preserved, therefore the product is recommended for the treatment of any surfaces, including membrane ones. The only drawback that users note is the relatively fast spray consumption. Well, the processing should be carried out in a well-ventilated area – not everyone will like the smell of the composition. Fortunately, it evaporates when the film dries.
The average price of TARRAGO NANO PROTECTOR 250 ml is about 600 rubles.
- Lotus effect for moisture and dirt;
- Suitable for all types of materials;
- Good protective properties.
- Fast consumption;
- Strong smell.
The next product in the review is the SALTON “EXPERT” universal impregnation, designed for the treatment of shoes, clothes, backpacks and other products made of leather, suede, membranes, even textiles and velor. The impregnation does not violate the surface structure, forming a film invisible to the eye. Water and dirt are not absorbed, but do not always roll off the surface, they basically need to be cleaned off. The material remains breathable.
The product is based on fluorocarbon resin, which forms a porous mesh and a hydrophobic mesh. It promotes the surface tension of water droplets. Users note good properties of protection against materials getting wet, but pay attention to the considerable consumption of funds. The manufacturer also warns that the composition must be dried after application, and this may take some time, the SALTON “EXPERT” spray does not have an instant setting effect.
The average price is about 330 rubles for 250 ml.
- Low price;
- Good protection performance;
- Universal purpose.
- It takes time to dry;
- High consumption.
SOLEMATE ULTRA SHIELD, FAST SPEED
Another spray worthy of attention is SOLEMATE ULTRA SHIELD with an instant effect. It is based on a new generation of super-water-repellent polymer made of fluorinated resins that penetrates into the treated surface. The solution adheres to the substrate and forms a breathable hydrophobic mesh on top of it, through which moisture, dust and dirt do not penetrate. The product protects shoes from reagents, salts, any contaminants that, if ingested, are easily removed later. The spray is evenly distributed and does not form spots, sagging.
The advantage of SOLEMATE ULTRA SHIELD is a quick effect, after processing the shoes you can go outside in 20 minutes.
The average price is about 1100 rubles for 335 ml.
- Fast drying in 20 minutes;
- Reliable contact with the surface;
- High price.
The best water repellent sprays for clothes
Sprays for clothes are used to treat jackets, raincoats, trousers and other items of street wardrobe, as well as tents, textile awnings, bags. The main requirement for them, in addition to direct protection, is the preservation of the ability of materials to 'breathe', so that moisture does not accumulate on the inside and the body does not fog up or overflow. We presented in the review only impregnations that meet this requirement, because not only comfort, but also the health of the user depends on it.
Collonil Nano Pro
The most popular remedy for protecting clothing made of leather, textiles, breathable membranes, velor is Collonil Nano Pro spray. It is sprayed evenly, dries quickly and does not give itself out – does not form stains, sagging, invisible to the touch. The active nanoparticles of polymer resins that are part of Collonil create a film that repels water and dirt: fluorocarbon compounds simply do not allow moisture and other media to penetrate into the structure of the material, they have no adhesion. Another great feature of Collonil Nano Pro is to mask small scratches on the skin and cleanse its pores. The fabrics retain their softness, their practical and aesthetic properties are preserved for a longer time.
The average price for 300 ml is about 1000 rubles.
- Cumulative effect;
- The structure of materials is preserved;
- Keeping things new;
- No traces of the product;
- Effective consumption.
- High price;
- It takes time to dry before use.
NIKWAX TX.DIRECT SPRAY-ON
Another impregnation spray NIKWAX TX.DIRECT SPRAY-ON is suitable for processing all types of textiles, nylon and membranes, from which outerwear and other products are sewn – backpacks, bags, raincoats. The water-repellent properties of the product are provided by polymer resins that do not affect the structure of the material, do not leave greasy spots and do not retain, do not accumulate dirt.
Spray NIKWAX TX.DIRECT SPRAY-ON can be applied to freshly washed items and dry items while wearing. It does not interfere with the penetration of air through the material, it performs well on layered fabrics with PU coating and absorbent pads. NIKWAX TX.DIRECT SPRAY-ON can also be used with materials that cannot be washed, which speaks of its gentle effect on the substrate.
The average price is about 750 rubles for 300 ml.
- Gentle effect on fabrics;
- Can be used with delicate textiles;
- Obvious protective effect;
- Relatively low consumption.
- High price for 300 ml.
Salamander Universal SMS
This budget impregnation is suitable for all materials from smooth leather to porous textiles. It forms a protective hydrophobic coating and retains the breathability of the substrate. The formula includes complex, but safe for humans, hydrocarbons, a 300 ml can is consumed in moderation, and it costs only 240-270 rubles. Salamand damp stains do not appear on clothes treated with Salamander Universal SMS, and the aesthetic properties of the fabric are preserved for a long time. The membrane fabric behaves well under the protection of the spray – its permeability does not suffer, including after washing.
Salamander Universal SMS is not suitable for processing patent leather. You also need to consider – the product has a pungent odor, so application should be carried out in a well-ventilated area. But it dries quickly, the thing in a few minutes you can put on and go about business.
- Dries quickly;
- Suitable for all types of fabrics;
- Low price;
- Slow consumption.
- Strong smell.
SIBEARIAN universal impregnation designed for processing textiles and leather. It is suitable for both shoes and clothes, so one spray can be used for the entire wardrobe. The concentration of the active substance is doubled compared to analogues, the consumption of the product is minimal, and the effect of application is long-lasting. By the way, the name of the SIBEARIAN lineup is no coincidence – it was developed and tested in Siberia.
The spray is ideal for city dwellers and hikers. The solution has impeccable water repellency and does not stain. When applied, it emits an unpleasant odor, but dries quickly – this is a feature of the hydrocarbon polymer at the base of the composition.
The average price of SIBEARIAN concentrated universal water-repellent spray is about 430 rubles per 150 ml.
- Concentrated composition, universal for fabrics and leather;
- Formula tested in Siberia;
- Suitable for clothing and footwear;
- Dries quickly.
- Strong smell;
- Small volume but compact bottle to take with you.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.