Grangers Vs Revivex – What’s the Better Option?

For the avid outdoors enthusiast, staying dry and protected in the elements is a must. So what is the best spray-on waterproofing treatment for your needs?

Today we will be taking a look at a couple of brands that promise superior outdoor protection for your gear. We took a deep dive into both Grangers and Revivex and their products to help you decide which to bring along on your next trip. Let’s have a look…

What Are Grangers and Revivex?

What is Grangers?

Grangers offers a wide variety of products for your down jackets, footwear and camping gear. They make products that both keep your gear clean and repel water off of it. Their products may also improve the breathability of your clothes and outdoor gear.

What is Revivex?

Revivex is a similar brand that specializes in waterproofing outdoor gear. They also produce products that can be used for virtually anything you wear or use outside. Most of their products are easy to use, spray-on treatments.


Both Grangers and Revivex are viable options to help repel water off of your outdoor gear while at the same time, retaining fabric breathability.

How to Use & What They Do

With Revivex, you have a range of products that can easily be sprayed on. Revivex coatings can be air dried or heat set. Grangers makes both spray-on waterproofing treatments and ones that you can simply add to your laundry.

Key Differences

The most glaring difference between these two brands is that Grangers makes a wide array of different products while Revivex focuses on just a few.

Summary of Key Differences

  Grangers Revivex
Ease of Use Spray-on, and add to wash Spray-on
What to Use for Outdoor gear, footwear, apparel Outdoor gear, footwear, apparel
Price Around $15 for a can Around $15 for a can


Top 3 Grangers Product Reviews

There were many Grangers products to choose from but we took a close look at three of their most popular ones:

  1. Grangers Footwear + Gear Cleaner removes dirt and grime from the exterior of your footwear
  2. Grangers Performance Wash for deep cleaning of your outdoor gear
  3. Grangers Clothing Repel is a wash-in treatment that will waterproof your outdoor gear

First Impression

We were very surprised that Grangers makes a waterproofing agent that you can simply add to your laundry cycle.

Quick Facts

  • Retains breathability of apparel
  • PFC-free
  • Does not produce an odor

Selling Points

We would say ease of use is the most prominent selling point with Granger products. The fact that you can simply add a treatment to your laundry makes some of their products supremely convenient.

Who Should Buy

Anyone who doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of curing spray-on waterproofing treatments.

Overall Score: 96/100

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Top 3 Revivex Product Reviews

Revivex makes a variety of periphery products; but for this review, we focused on treatments for outdoor gear and clothes.

  1. Revivex Durable Water Repellent Spray for reproofing of all outdoor apparel
  2. Revivex Instant Water Repellent a quick drying non-silicone water repellent
  3. Revivex Wash-In Water Repellent is a treatment you can add to your laundry

First Impression

We were taken with how quickly the instant water repellent set on jackets and footwear. Curing took only a couple of minutes.

Quick Facts

  • Lasts a long time
  • CFC-free
  • A single pouch is good for an entire load

Selling Points

We would say the top selling point is the fact that you can quickly waterproof your gear on the spot with some Revivex products.

Who Should Buy

Revivex products would be good for anyone who doesn’t want to have to re-apply waterproofing treatments after every wash.

Overall Score: 95/100

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Which One Offers Better Overall Protection?

For overall protection, we would suggest Grangers. They make a wider array of products that would be useful to just about any outdoor enthusiast.

Who Should Buy Which Brand?

Both of these brands would be a good choice for anyone who is looking for affordable waterproof treatments.


Q: How long will Revivex last?

After one treatment, a Revivex coating will last a couple of months.

Q: How often should you apply Revivex?

Revivex should be applied every couple of months or as needed.

Q: What is the difference between Revivex Durable Water Repellent Spray and Revivex Wash-In Water Repellent?

One is a spray-on treatment and the other is a liquid that you add to your laundry.

Q: Should I use Revivex for Gore-Tex?

Yes, most Revivex products are suitable for waterproofing gore-tex.

Q: How do I make Gore-Tex waterproof again?

You can use a variety of either Revivex or Grangers products.

Q: Can I use Revivex on Gore-Tex boots?

Yes, Revivex Clothing Repel spray can be used on Gore-Tex boots.

Q: Is Gore-Tex safe for the washing machine?

As long as you don’t use bleach or fabric softeners as they can break down the protective fibers.

Q: How do you use Grangers Performance Wash?

Pour a capful (25ml) of Grangers Performance Wash in the detergent drawer of your washer instead of detergent.

Q: Can I use Grangers Performance wash on down?

It is suitable for Gore-Tex but may not be suitable for down apparel.

Three Other Fabric Protectors to Consider

  1. Kiwi Camp Dry Heavy Duty for outdoor gear – Overall Score: 96/100
  2. Scotchgard Sun and Water Shield for apparel – Overall Score: 94/100
  3. Star Brite Waterproofing Spray protects against UV rays – Overall Score: 93/100

Overall Conclusion

In the end, both of these brands offer great protection against water and even stains. However, if you are looking for protection for all of your gear and apparel, you may want to check out Granger first.

They make a dizzying array of fabric protectants and cleaners that will surely suit the needs of every outdoorsman whatever your activity of choice is.

Revivex is an affordable brand, like Grangers; but their products are simply not as varied. Revivex products are still valuable to have with you on the go though, since they make a near-instant water repellent spray. In the end the best option will depend on what you  prioritize most: convenience or variety.