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WaterBased treatments that maintain and improve the functionality of outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment. Nikwax Conditioners subtly change the performance of materials to enhance the user’s comfort and satisfaction.

Easy to use, safe, high performance conditioning

Why you need Nikwax Conditioners...

Nikwax Conditioners are specifically designed to enhance the functionality of your outdoor gear. They can:

  • Enhance the softness and suppleness of leather
  • Accelerate drying of technical base layer fabrics
  • Reduce the tendency for synthetic materials to retain body odor
  • Increase the useful lifetime of your gear

Leather hardens over time and synthetic materials retain unwelcome odors…

During processing, tanning agents and lubricating oils are used to maintain the suppleness and flexibility of leather. When leather absorbs water these leech out causing it to become dry, stiff and prone to splitting.

Nikwax Conditioners replace the tanning agents and lubricating oils, nourishing and revitalizing leather.

Synthetic base layers move moisture to keep you comfortable when active. They also have a tendency to retain unwelcome odors, holding onto them even after washing. Standard household laundry products impair moisture movement and are ineffective at removing odors.

Nikwax Conditioners enhance wicking and prevent body odors from building up in the fabric, keeping you feeling fresher for longer.

Nikwax Conditioners are useful for everyone...

Nikwax Conditioners are useful for anyone and everyone, but in particular for those who are very physically active or spend a lot of time outdoors. Nikwax is a favorite with mountaineers, walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, horse riders and for people who work up a sweat at the gym.

Use Nikwax Conditioners to enhance your gear...

Nikwax Conditioners should be used periodically to maintain your smooth leather items; nourishing the leather by replacing tanning agents and lubricating oils, preventing it from becoming dry and stiff.

Nikwax Conditioners can also be used to restore suppleness to dried out leather and prolong the useful life of leather gear. If you have new smooth leather boots, Nikwax Conditioners can be used to break them in without over-softening and will also add Durable Water Repellency (DWR).

Nikwax Conditioners should be used regularly to maintain your base layers, socks, sports kit and travel clothing. Nikwax Conditioners will deodorize, freshen, soften, and enhance drying and cooling, keeping your base layers in perfect condition.

Nikwax Conditioners are WaterBased and safe to use...

Nikwax Conditioners are specifically designed to be safe for you and safe for your gear.

Traditional leather conditioning products may be made with animal fats and therefore encourage microbial growth, which can affect the stitching on your boots and also encourage leather to rot! Additionally, these products are easily over applied and this can damage the support of your footwear.

Nikwax Conditioners soften leather, but will not over-soften as they are WaterBased and stop being absorbed once the footwear is fully treated.

Conventional household detergents and fabric softeners will impair the wicking properties of base layer fabrics, preventing them from spreading moisture and working to their maximum potential.

Nikwax Conditioners for base layers improve wicking, accelerate drying, and remove, as well as prevent, odor build up.

Use Nikwax Conditioners to ensure optimal performance and comfort...

Nikwax Conditioners are designed to enhance the performance of materials that they are used on, maintaining your comfort and improving the durability of your gear.

In general, the best advice is to condition your gear only when required.

Leather items need to be conditioned periodically but infrequently, ideally at the start or end of the season. Conversely, base layers need regular and frequent conditioning (ideally every time you wash them) to maintain their optimal performance.

How Nikwax Conditioners enhance your gear...

Nikwax Conditioners are specifically designed to enhance the performance of materials that they are used on, maintaining your comfort and improving the durability of your gear.

Nikwax Conditioners for leather items nourish leather by replacing tanning agents and lubricating oils, stopping them from becoming dry and stiff. Nikwax Conditioners restore suppleness to dried out leather, without over-softening, and prolong the useful life of leather items.

Nikwax Conditioners for base layers make the fabric surface especially water-attractive (hydrophilic), thereby improving its wicking ability and accelerating drying. Additionally they soften, and prevent odor retention, to maintain your comfort.

Like all Nikwax products, Nikwax Conditioners are safe to use...

Nikwax takes great care to minimize the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer.

Nikwax Conditioners are WaterBased, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly.

Additionally, Nikwax minimizes its carbon footprint in production and balances its carbon emissions through contributions to conservation projects.

People who use Nikwax say that it does the job...

Nikwax is the product of choice of professional Outdoor trainers. To find out more about people who use Nikwax products, take a look at our testimonials page.

Nikwax Conditioners can be applied in a washing machine or by hand...

Nikwax make conditioning products for waterproof clothing, base layers, footwear and equipment.

Depending on which product you are using the application will be either wash-in, sponge-on or spray-on.

All Nikwax Conditioners are easy to use.

Benefits of wash-in application...

Many Nikwax Conditioners can be applied in the washing machine. If your item is machine washable this is an exceptionally easy way to ensure that it has been thoroughly treated and will perform to the best of its capabilities.

All you need to do is place your item into the washing machine and then run a normal cycle using the appropriate Nikwax Conditioner.

Alternatively, some Nikwax wash-in conditioning products can be applied by hand washing.

Benefits of spray-on and sponge-on application...

Spray-on and sponge-on Nikwax Conditioners are ideal for items such as boots, equipment and clothing which are not machine washable.

Nikwax uses trigger sprays to avoid the need for aerosol propellants which are known greenhouse gases, and also flammable. An added benefit is that these produce relatively large particles which are more difficult to inhale than the particles emitted by aerosols, thus making them safer for you to use.