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Down Proof

Wash-in waterproofing for down-filled clothing & gear

Adds water-repellency, revives insulation and breathability

Benefits of using this product

  • Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability
  • Maintains insulation, keeping you warm
  • Minimises weight gain
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
  • Safe to use on all feather and down garments and equipment
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons

Ideal for

  • All feather-filled / down clothing and accessories
  • Recommended for Puffa

How to apply

To clothing

  1. Place item in a washing machine
  2. Wash with Nikwax Down Wash
  3. Reset the machine and add Nikwax Down Proof in the machine’s dispenser
  4. Select a warm wash cycle, and run complete cycle
  5. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash
  6. To dry, and only if care label allows, spin dry 3 times and tumble dry on a high setting until all ‘clumps’ have disappeared. 
  7. Use clean tennis balls or trainers (that won’t melt) in a clean pillow case to help break up clumps when drying.

To equipment

  1. For sleeping bags immerse item(s) in hand hot water in a bowl or bath tub.
  2. Apply by hand, agitate and leave to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse under running water, drain and gently press the sleeping bag to expel excess water.
  4. To dry, and only if care label allows, spin dry 3 times and tumble dry on a high setting until all ‘clumps’ have disappeared. 
  5. Use clean tennis balls or trainers (that won’t melt) in a clean pillow case to help break up clumps when drying.

Note:

  • Always check the garment care label first, following the instructions.

Volume guide

  • For clothing, use 3 full caps (150 ml) for 1 item and 6 full caps (300 ml) for 2 items
  • For sleeping bags use 6 full caps (300 ml) in 4 cm deep water in a bath tub (3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally cleaned or proofed)

When to use this product

Always apply this product to used down / feather-filled clothing or accessories to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax Down Wash before applying Nikwax Down Proof (you don

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