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Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear


Easier, Safer, Drier

Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.

Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax keeps you dry. Nikwax products are EASY to use. The products go exactly where needed; less product is wasted, saving you money. You can treat gear with Nikwax in your washing machine, by hand or by using our spray-on products.

Nikwax products are SAFE to use. No propellant gases, non-toxic, no fluorocarbons, environmentally safe. It’s WaterBased. By using Nikwax you can renew your gear and reduce the impact

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Nikwax News

05/07/2016 - Nikwax Small Grants Scheme

At Nikwax we take our environmental impact very seriously and are always looking for ways that we can better our working practices, improve our sustainability and protect the natural world around us. Therefore, we feel it is important to encourage others to care for the environment and do their bit to protect it for future generations. […]

29/06/2016 - Celebrate the fail! Shrug off the embarrassment of crashing your bike

This month’s Guest Blog is by Tom Redfern. Tom is founder of Broken Riders – a UK-based company specialising in ethically sourced and environmentally responsible apparel for mountain bikers. Anyone not into mountain bikes, watching a rider in the world-famous RedBull Rampage back-flipping over a seemingly bottomless canyon must look on in awe or […]

25/05/2016 - Look after your tent and it will look after you!

The camping season is beginning, with longer, warmer and drier days enticing people to pitch up outdoors. However, your tent needs to be kept in good condition to keep you dry while sleeping under the stars. Tents are usually made from synthetic fabrics that have been coated with a water repellent finish. However, the sun […]

25/05/2016 - #GetOutside – what’s your challenge?

We all like the idea of getting outside, but what’s the challenge that will get you out there whatever the weather? Nikwax took part in the Caerphilly Challenge in Wales last month and asked the other participants that very question! The Caerphilly Challenge offers a range of hikes – from a tough 22 miles, to […]

25/05/2016 - Environmentally friendly aftercare for outdoor clothing – without PFCs!

Our guest blog comes from Author Anne Engelhardt, who is the founder of Germany-based blog “”. Outdoorjoker test and write about new and/or very special products and great gadgets for use in the outdoors. All authors are passionate outdoor enthusiasts, are working on a non-profit agreement but, instead, are practicing honest journalism. Our demands on […]