Unfortunately that time of year is fast approaching when your outdoor gear really starts to get put through its paces, with rain, wind, snow and cold all setting about everything from your jackets to your footwear.
Step up Nikwax. The company has a great range of products to protect your expensive outdoor kit from the elements over the autumn and winter.
For clothing there’s Tech Wash and TX Direct for cleaning and revitalising water-repellency and breathability of clothes, whilst the new Polar Proof and Cotton Proof formulas will actually waterproof your fleece and cotton gear.
Using these products is as easy as using ordinary washing powder and far better for your kit. Simply wash (by hand or in the machine) with Tech Wash, a non-detergent soap that won’t damage DWR coatings, then wash again with TX Direct to maintain waterproofing.
For cotton trousers or jeans the new improved and three times more concentrated Cotton Proof makes cotton fabrics water repellent – brilliant for jeans which are hideous to wear when wet.
Nikwax can also see to your footwear; the Footwear Cleaning Gel removes dirt and prepares boots for proofing with a range of proofing solutions for all types of boot.
We’ve been using Nikwax products for years on all our kit and wouldn’t be without it now winter is just around the corner.