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How Do I Wash My Outerwear? Can I Improve Waterproofing On Older Gear?

How Do I Wash My Outerwear? Can I Improve Waterproofing On Older Gear?

Special detergents need to be used on your waterproof gear to ensure the fabric’s water-repellent coating is not washed away by strong household detergents.

NIKWAX is a great product that can wash your gear (jackets, pants, even shoes) safely as well as add extra waterproofing into the fibres.

GREEN Nikwax washes garments, removing dirt and stains and revives waterproofing and breathability. Green Nikwax comes in a liquid detergent form or sponge-on for footwear.


PURPLE Nikwax enhances waterproofing on outerwear, adding water repellent to clothes that are not as resistant as they once were. Waterproofing Nikwax comes in a detergent, spray or sponge-on.
Nikwax detergents can be used in normal washing machines in place of household detergents, following instructions on the bottle.


Never dry-clean or tumble dry outerwear, thermals, ski socks or gloves/mittens as it can damage the fibres of materials used for insulation.



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