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Atsko Permanent Water Guard, Granger’s G-Max Universal Footwear Waterproofer and Nikwax Visor Proof review - Page 2
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Nikwax Visor ProofNikwax Visor Proof

There are a few sunglass companies that offer lenses that are hydrophobic – repels water just like Rain X does on your windshield. But it's an expensive feature and is not widely available.

The Nikwax Visor Proof will save you fifty bucks or more. Instead laying down some additional cash for water repellant lenses spent a fraction of that. Shoot a few squirts on the outside of your lenses and wipe it in with a microfiber cloth.

Now you are set for a day on the water. I used it on a set of 7eye photochromatic sunglasses and then launched for a cushy 7-mile paddle on the Youghiogheny River. The occasional splash from a class I and II rapid beaded and slid off my lenses. Nikwax markets Visor Guard for use on snowsports goggles too. (MSRP $12.00)

Atsko Permanent Water-GuardAtsko Permanent Water Guard

Atsko doesn't get the recognition it should for its line of products for reviving outdoor gear. Their Permanent Water Guard restores water repellency for clothing to tents and should get a few more kudos.

I used it in a non-conventional way and applied it to a Eureka! Apex 2XT backpacking tent. And like it was planned, the rain fell heavily that night. The tent held up and the only rain that made it in the tent was due to human error – the fly wasn't completely zipped.

The Permanent Water Guard can be used for natural absorbent material. It'll do the job on a tent, but it's better suited for clothing. Atsko boasts it stays effective in repelling water for over 25 washes. (MSRP 10 oz. $9.15/17 oz. $15.70)

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to, and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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