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Nikwax Tech Wash, TX Direct and Basefresh

Tech Wash cleans waterproof fabrics and TX Direct restores their DWR finish. Basefresh promises to banish base layer odour without compromising performance. We gave them a rigorous workout on the oldest jacket and smelliest top in the gear store.


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Getting wet on the inside when you're outside?

Forgotten the last time you actually stayed dry inside that expensive hard shell that you bought not so very long ago? Remember when water used to bead on the outside of your jacket instead of seeping into your clothes beneath? Found yourself looking at shiny new kit in the gear shop recently, struggling to justify yet another purchase?

Nikwax celebrates many first, delivering "much more than just waterproofing

In 2017, Nikwax marks its first 40 years in the outdoor industry. Established in 1977 by Nick Brown, the first Nikwax commercial product, Waterproofing Wax for Leather, was produced in his North London flat....

Is your down jacket getting wet and leaving you cold?

Ever gone out wearing your favourite down jacket, got caught in the rain and ended up feeling wet and cold? Maybe you thought your jacket was water-repellent or perhaps you were hoping for good weather. Whatever the reason, no one...

NEW Alpkit Filoment Hoody with water resistant Nikwax Hydrophobic Down

Love your down jacket but wish you could wear it in the rain?  Well thanks to Nikwax...

Nikwax Solves Odour Problems for Base Layers

Nikwax, the global leader in safe, high performance aftercare for outdoor gear, announces BaseFresh. This...

Five Reasons to Proof Your Down with Nikwax Down Proof

How many times have you gone out wearing a down jacket, got caught in the rain and ended up feeling...

Nikwax® Unveils New Down Wash Direct®

Nikwax, the global leader in outdoor aftercare, is excited to...


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