My footprint and tent bottom are letting water in, so I'm giving this a shot. So far after the treatment it's repelling water fine. Not sure how long that'll last, but I'm tol…
- Aleck, 08/19/11
I wasn't sure if this was worth the money, but I went for it to try and restore the waterproofing to my jacket. Worked better than I thought. My jacket is back to the way it w…
- Matt, 05/17/10
I've used this on my MH Alchemy jacket and my MH soft shell pants, and it works! Made them just like new with water repellent. Just be sure to dry them alone, or everything in…
- AARON, 07/07/09
if you have the expensive jackets like arcteryx or other high end jackets. Please please use this…
- Kan, 09/04/12
I love this laundry detergent for my high-tech jackets. It maintains their breathability and even restores the water repellent features. I could tell after I washed my Marmot…
- Rebecca, 02/03/11
Typically I used the wash in and decided to give this one a try because the equipment could use a refresh but not a wash. Don't waste your money, the wash in is 10x better…
- JEFFREY, 09/25/06
Great product that restores the Gore to Tex - or is it the Tex to Gore? Anyway, the jacket held up under extremely wet conditions after I applied the Nikwax.…
- HEIDI, 06/26/07
This is a must for any clean down product that you have. it helps the outer layer of your jacket/sleeping bag more water/moisture proof so that it's harder for your hot stuff…
- Ray, 05/03/12
I was a little hesitant when I purchased this stuff, but let me tell you...IT REALLY WORKS! My new sleeping bag is better than ever. I took it out the other day and laid in it…
- Chaslynn, 12/28/10
I use this product to wash ALL my nylon or poly cycling jerseys - esp in summertime. First time I used it the water turned gray gray gray. I thought all the color was comi…
- CAROL, 07/24/13
I bought this product to remove an odor from my sandals. The sandals became so foul smelling last year that I couldn't stand to wear them. I had already tried washing them wi…
- Oscar, 04/27/13
I used this on my Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket. After about a year of use, it stopped beading water. The Nikwax was perfect to rejuvenate the water protection.
I highly re…
- KHALID, 10/03/11
Much easier to use than spray on waterproofer. Restored the DWR to my TNF jacket. Well done!…
- Michael, 11/25/09
I got "sick" on a 4th of july camping trip and ended up puking inside my sleeping bag. I bought this to wash the bag. It came out of the washer like new!…
- Matthew, 11/09/10
I hadn't washed my sleeping bag in 2 years... it smelled like a used burial shroud. My girlfriend wanted me to throw it away, but I ordered some down wash from Moosejaw inste…
- SHAD, 06/18/09
I wasn't quite sure how this stuff would work on my Rainbows, but it got them ridiculously clean. They're still a bit dirty, but I've had them for quite awhile. I'm just sho…
- SKYLER, 11/16/07
This product washes sandals very nicely. I have leather sandals and was worried about drying them out, but no worries. Also, my feet tend to smell like death and this produc…
- cory, 12/24/13
Great stuff, I use it to waterproof my work shoes I'm a chef and my shoes are constantly getting splashes with water. Goes on easy, and it works.…
- THOMAS, 05/02/08
Easy to use cap keeps the hands clean. Boots end up looking brand new.…
- STEPHEN, 12/18/06
Kept me dry in my cotton Cameleon which is a multi function bit of hex shaped cotton fabric I use as a poncho. It never kept me at all dry in the rain (course not, it's cotton…
- TIM, 04/02/10
Great product, sealed my boots that sunk in a foot of mud and the mud just wiped off in the snow and left no long term mud on my boots. I will use this everytime I go hiking.…
- BRYAN, 02/13/06
Found it very easy to use and totally water resistant through very wet, muddy hikes.…
- dave, 12/17/05
Works exactly as advertised.…
- Joseph, 03/27/14
This cleaning gel works quite well.
I like that there is not terrible chemical smell like the foam and spray cleaners you get at the shoe stores.
This product is also less t…
- Miriam, 07/01/11
Ottawa CANADA! EH! or warren VT
i used to think these soaps were a scam and a waste of money, but nothing works better at making my synthetics smell fresh and it keep the water-wicking intact. i use this st…
- GEORGE, 05/20/08
Did destink the stinky, but beloved, capilene. Went through an extra rinse cycle on the front loader, but comes out smelling a little like chlorine.
Chlorine smells bett…
- Phil, 05/02/10
Between Mt Rainier and Mt Olympus
I have the Scarpa Mustang boots. I treated the boots before I went on my last trip. They worked flawlessly. My feet stayed dry even when walking through several streams. The…
- SAM, 02/18/08
I treated my boots with this product before spending 3 days in the Adirondacks. The weather was warm, wet and slushy during most of the hike. Boots stayed dry until about ha…
- Nicholas, 11/29/11
Goes on easy and appears to work as intended. Darkens the leather when applied to Nubuck.…
- TIM, 08/23/07
Most of us have been around long enough to have used everything from mink oil to sno-seal over the years. I have. Those are all gone now. I use this on everything leather i…
- DAVID, 08/15/07
About Nikwax Waterproofing:
Nikwax was first produced as a commercial. Nope, sorry. Nikwax was first produced as a commercial product in London. This dude named Nick, go figure, started Nikwax waterproofing at age 22 in his flat. How British. Nikwax started off as a non-softening waterproofing wax for leather boots, but it was so freaking excellent that he expanded Nikwax to waterproof so many more products too.
In the 80's, along with acid wash jeans, Nikwax began thinking of its impact on the environment and how it could 'go green,' like Kermit. Stuff that hurt the environments feelings were switched to create the first Nikwax Water-Based Range. Nikwax was the first-ever company to produce water-based products to restore waterproofing in the home.
Nikwax is so incredibly easy to use and is now made for a wide range of products. You can literally Nikwax waterproof anything these days. There's Nikwax leather waterproofing wax, Nikwax Cotton Waterproofing, Nikwax Down Proof, Nikwax Glove Proof, seriously everything. By golly, you can even buy some Nikwax Softshell Proof for that new softshell of yours.
Nikwax also has a line of Nikwax cleaning solvents that might tickle your fancy. Try the Nikwax Tech Wash or the Nikwax TX Direct Wash, it can literally be sprayed on everything from wicking linings or single wall tents.
Normally I don't like proofs. Let's just say I was never a math whiz; I don't really want to be called a whiz at anything. It has more to do with the word whiz than anything. This Nikwax waterproofing has something going for it though. Since it's all water-based, you could probably Nikwax your dog. Eh, no, maybe don't do that.
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