There’s one sure fire way of knowing when a product has become successful: when it becomes used as a verb. As in: “Do you need anything Nikwaxing?” Or: “This jacket is due for a Nikwax”. The brand’s ubiquity in the lives of outdoor enthusiasts is clear, and well-deserved.
Nikwax’s many products are designed to enhance the performance of your clothing, your footwear and your equipment. Not only will Nikwax products make these products cleaner and more waterproof, but they’ll also enhance the life of them as well.
No surprise then that many of the products featured in the Outdoor 100, from brands like Rab and Berghaus, recommend product care with Nikwax products – Páramo is a sister company and all of their products are treated with Nikwax. Quite simply, it works.
All of Nikwax’s waterproofing and cleaning products are also really easy to use. Often it’s just a matter of throwing a bit into the washing machine or in some cases spraying it on, and it’s sorted. None of their treatments need heat to be activated, so you don’t even have to wash them hot. You can watch our guides to using Nikwax’s Tech Wash, Down Wash, Tent & Gear Solar Protect and Fabric & Leather Proof below.
If your waterproof jacket is wetting out and the water no longer beads off, the best process is to wash it in Nikwax’s Tech Wash. This will clear the garment making it more breathable for a start, and also revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR). If it’s a bit older then you can re-apply the DWR with the TX.Direct Wash-In.