How To Clean and Waterproof Your Leather Gloves!

December 22, 2017 28

You love your leather gloves. They’re durable, flexible, have great grip, and look fly. Did you know that to keep them in tip-top shape you’ll need to clean and waterproof them from time-to-time? You didn’t? Well, let us help you. Allow us to introduce your leather gloves’ new best friend…   Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for…

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How to Wash a Down Jacket

November 9, 2017 11

  Purchasing a down jacket is rite of passage for us outdoor types. It’s the quintessential uniform for all mountain towns, a basecamp buddy, a belay bestie, and a go-to layer for all chilly situations. Buying a down jacket represents achieving the “next stage” of outdoorsiness. Anyone who spends time sleeping, skiing, hiking, or otherwise…

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Nikwax the First Company in the World to become Carbon Balanced Since its Founding

September 29, 2017 0

    In their 40th year, Nikwax is proud to have balanced all their operational carbon emissions since their start. Maintaining their commitment to conserving and protecting the natural world. As Nikwax celebrates its 40th year as a forward thinking, innovative company, we are also proud to be celebrating the fact that we are the first and only outdoor…

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How to Clean and Re-Waterproof your Rain Jacket

September 28, 2017 30

Over time, rain jackets can lose their water-repellency. Waterproofing doesn’t last forever. Whether from rubbing against a dirty car while packing up groceries, or a muddy dog wanting snuggles, a dirty jacket will stop repelling water.     Luckily, it’s easy to clean and re-waterproof your rain jacket so you can stay dry. The trick is…

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How to Clean your Waterproof Cycling Jacket

May 17, 2017 6

  Waterproof cycling jackets see some serious dirt. Unless your fenders cover your entire body like a cocoon, road and trail crud has a way of finding itself onto your cycling outerwear. Luckily, it’s easy to clean your bike jacket. Get technical. Waterproof cycling jackets are technical pieces of clothing. Many use a waterproof membrane, like GORE-TEX…

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How to Clean & Waterproof Shoes and Boots

April 18, 2017 15

Dirty, soggy shoes? Over time, shoes and boots get dirty and lose their original waterproofing. Even if your shoes have a waterproof membrane, like GORE-TEX, BDry, or eVent, the outer material will eventually soak up water. If your shoes are wet on the outside, that means water vapor (foot sweat) can’t escape, and soon, pruney swamp feet…

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