About Nikwax

The Brand

The world's leader in waterproofing, Nikwax is the premier name in safe, high-performance waterproofing, cleaning, and conditioning products for outdoor gear. Their products prolong the life and enhance the performance of clothing, footwear, and equipment.

Most waterproof outdoor clothing, footwear, and gear have a special coating of Durable Water Repellent (DWR) which causes water to bead up on the surface. When functioning correctly, it prevents water from entering while allowing moisture vapour (sweat) to escape. When dirt and other contaminants degrade the DWR, the material can start to soak up water, reducing breathability and causing it to 'wet out'. Regularly cleaning and waterproofing is vital to ensure you get years of use from your outdoor gear.

The Gear

Green to clean, purple to proof! The Nikwax range of gear cleaners and wash-in waterproofing has been simplified by colour coding to deliver the most straightforward in-home aftercare.

From hiking boots to horse covers Nikwax’s cleaning and waterproofing products ensure a durable, long-lasting effect against mud and rain, keeping things dry in wet weather.

Nikwax can maintain the breathable performance of gear, preventing moisture build-up on the inside of gear allowing it to be pushed from the inside out, keeping your body at the right temperature. At the same time, Nikwax repels rain from the outer surface, keeping you dry from both directions.

Nikwax’s sponge-on and spray-on waterproofing for footwear can be used on fashion, leisure, or sports boots and shoes and will add water-repellency to all types of leather and textiles.

The Inside Story

For more than 40 years, Nikwax has been blazing the trail for sustainable chemistry that outperforms environmentally hazardous products.

The inventor of breathable water-based reproofers, Nikwax has always been at the forefront of gentle and effective waterproofing technology. Nikwax products do not contain propellant gases or fluorocarbons and are not tested on animals.

Every product is simple to apply, with spray or brush application, or easy machine wash.

Nikwax delivers up to five times greater concentrations of waterproofing agents than aerosol products. Unlike fluorocarbon products Nikwax doesn't require heat to activate water repellency, working effectively on garments that can not be tumble-dried.