Friday, June 21, 2013

NeverWet is here at last!

Back in November 2011 I reported on a new hydrophobic treatment called NeverWet, designed to not just waterproof anything, but make it actually repel water and moisture.  It's about to hit the market at last.  Here's a promotional video.  (No, they're not paying me to post it - I just think this is a darned good idea!)

I particularly liked the cardboard box beer cooler.  I'm going to be standing in line to buy this stuff.  If it works as well as advertised, it'll be a smash hit!



trailbee said...

I love this. It is absolutely incredible. I know there has to be a downside to this item, but I could put that on my hiking boots and slog through the wet stuff. :)

Joel C said...

Well, the only question I will have is how durable is a coating of the stuff relative to various surfaces? I.e., how long will it last and remain effective?

Also curious to see if there are any adverse effects on clothing, such as that fellow's shirt. But unless that stuff peels off in a matter of hours, or days, I don't see much downside at all.

Old NFO said...

Can't see a downside here either...

Anonymous said...

A review was done on it's application and effects on various materials awhile ago.

It can be found with the search term
"ars technica/ultra-everdry review" if anyone is interested.

Don T.

SiGraybeard said...

That review makes me wonder if it's the same material. I went looking for NeverWet last night and found it at Home Depot and some other places. The finished items they had didn't look like the pieces in the Ars Technica review, and they showed the coating being applied with no protective gear at all. The MSDS for the Rustoleum blend doesn't sound that bad. It sure didn't sound as dangerous as the guy at Ars Technica made it out to be.

Seems hard to think there suddenly is two such products, but maybe Rustoleum came up with some better ways of spraying or applying the product? In the videos on NeverWet's website, they coat an iPhone with it, and you wouldn't want to do that if it looked like the finish the Ars Technica reviewer got.