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The Best Tent Waterproofing Sprays in 2022

Last updated January 18, 2022| Gear

Whether you are hiker, backpacker, or, like myself, enjoy camping every now and then, having a waterproof tent can save you from a lot of trouble. Because nothing takes the fun out of camping like a leaking tent. However, that’s not going to happen anymore.

Rain might make things messy and deprive you of experiencing the magic of camping under the rain. To do so, you ought to have a waterproof tent. And I am not talking about spending a fortune on a new one, but rather saving much money by using waterproof tent spray.

That’s why we have decided in this article to bring out this important tool that you can use to waterproof your tent or your hammock tarps or to bring back waterproofing to your old worn out the tent.

But first, let’s take look at  the best tent waterproof sprays reviews .

best waterproof spray for tent review

Nikwax Tx Direct Spray Review

I used this product for the first time in my tent and now I’m using it on the rest of my camping clothing and gear. It adds/renews water resistance and revives breathability. Now I have renewed and prolonged the life of my gear thanks to this spray.

It has an easy spray-on application method for clothing with wicking liners, with no heat activation required, and it goes so deep the garments.

What I love most about it is the fact that it is waterBased, fluorocarbon-free & environmentally responsible.

Fabsil Aerosol Spray on Proofer Review:

This spray comes in 2 different can sizes, I first got the smaller one to try because I didn’t want to be stuck with a big spray can of useless waterproof spray.

But after my first use, I regret not getting the larger unit. It worked perfectly on my tent, umbrellas and other tools I use in outdoor activities.

Now I’m pretty satisfied with the quality of water-resistance my items have and the hardwearing, long-lasting finish this product provided them with.

Grangers Fabsil Gold Review:

I have used this on my tent, jackets, backpacks (smell proof), boat cover, and umbrellas, and it works just fine. The smell goes once dry and it dries quite quickly.

It goes deeper and absorbs perfectly. I usually wipe off any excess with a cloth prior to drying. It does not ruin or stain the appearance of the fabric.

I used an empty re-purposed spray bottle to apply it. Thanks to this spray, I am always dry and enjoy the wettest weather.

Fenwicks 1813C Awning & Tent Re-Proofer Review:

This re-proofer saved my gear and gave my tents a fresh breath after I was thinking of giving upon them. I can’t be more thankful.

It saved me from coughing up a load of money that I was going to spend on new equipment. I’ve tried it on many synthetic & cotton made items and it effectively waterproofs surfaces.

I have always been skeptical about such chemicals, but this one is water-based and solvent-free which makes it surprisingly interesting. It comes in a 1L trigger spray bottle that is easy to use and does all the job.

Nikwax Tent and Gear Solarproof Spray-On Tent Waterproofer Review:

This spray works well for so many different pieces of my gear including tent, camera bags, and backpack.

It not only makes gear water-resistant, but also protects tents and gear against UV degradation. One application makes a big difference that I’ve noticed since first use.

It’s easy and simple to apply and dries quickly that you can pack it right away. There are two size options for this and are concentrated refills that I’ve been using whenever I run out of this magical spray.

 Tent Waterproofing Sprays Buying Guide :

When to reproof your tent:

Waterproofing a tent or else, you must start by cleaning spotlessly your tent of dirt or anything that might block the waterproof spray from getting onto the surface of the fabric.

After that, you can apply the waterproofing spray and let it dry.

Reproofing your tent will require you to remove the old worn out waterproof layer that you applied to the tent, this way you will make sure that the new spray will function without anything blocking it from sticking to the fabric of the tent.

How to make your tent waterproofing last long:

The best ways to make your waterproofing last longer in your tent are simple and easy.

  1. First, you leave your tent exposed to the sun for no reason. So make sure to disassemble your tent when you are done with it.
  2. Letting it sit under the sunlight will for sure damage the waterproofing you have applied, so after applying, let it dry indoors.
  3. Do not apply too much. Overuse will make it lose its waterproofing fast.

Avoid this to keep your tent’s waterproofing from vanishing:

The most important tip that many people are not telling you is that your waterproofing work can be washed away just by one wash in the washing machine.

So try not to wash your tent in the washing machine.  When washing it by hand, however, make sure that you do not put much pressure on the fabric.

Double-check on the tent’s seams:

The most vulnerable part of the tent is the seams. You have to double-check on seams every now and then to make sure that you are 100% protected from water leakage.

Therefore, even if your tent is waterproof out of the factory, you would still want to double-check on the seams so that you are 100% guaranteed full waterproofing on your tent.

Without further delay, here are a handful of the best waterproof tent sprays you should use to renew your tent or improve its water resistance.


Remember that tents get worn out as they get old. Eventually, you’ll have to give in and upgrade your equipment. Waterproof tent spray is not magic but if you understand its limitations and use it early enough, it can do wonders and help restore your gear.

We hope that you have learned by now what to look for and what to keep in mind when you are shopping for your tent waterproofing spray.

If you have read through the reviews and checked out the products we recommended, your choice of a waterproofing spray should be successful. Now go get it and bring your dying gear back to life!

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