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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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ISO 9001 Certificate Number FM521827

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Nikwax News

08/03/2017 - How to wash your down garments safely.

Winter is at an end and the weather is improving for outdoor activities. Now is a great time to clean your down items before storing them away ready for next winter. Many people can be nervous about washing down items, but cleaning them with the right product is important to maintain performance, and Nikwax has […]

28/02/2017 - Get ready for the camping season with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash™

Now is the time to place your orders for Nikwax’s latest new product – Tent & Gear SolarWash™. Be amongst the first to ensure this specialist aftercare product is on your shelves! The camping season is not far away and as the weather improves, people will start to think about dusting down their tents and […]

10/02/2017 - Tales from the Scottish Stores at Plas y Brenin

This month’s guest blog is courtesy of Isaac Murphy, a Centre Assistant at Plas y Brenin – the National Mountain Sports Centre – based in Snowdonia, Wales, with a centre in Alltshellach, Scotland.  While the post-Christmas period can be typically viewed a dour time, characterised by dark days, cold nights and a general lack of […]

31/01/2017 - Nikwax Celebrates Many Firsts!

In 2017, Nikwax marks its first 40 years in the outdoor industry.  Established in 1977 by Nick Brown, the first Nikwax commercial product, Waterproofing Wax for Leather, was produced in his North London flat. Forty years later, Nikwax adheres to a strong set of environmental ethics and leads the outdoor gear aftercare sector with its […]

06/01/2017 - Carbon For Conservation

For almost a decade Nikwax has been supporting World Land Trust (WLT) in safeguarding and restoring critically threatened habitats around the world through the Carbon Balanced programme. Nikwax’s approach to environmental sustainability is completely in line with the offsetting programme’s ethos of measure, reduce and then offset greenhouse gas emissions. Launched in 2005, the Carbon […]