Tag: Gore-Tex

How to Wash Your GORE-TEX Rain Jacket

October 9, 2015 18

Caring for your GORE-TEX jacket is as easy as giving it a wash from time to time. Cleaning keeps your jacket performing its best. Washing a GORE-TEX, eVent, or any waterproof breathable rain jacket is remarkably simple.     Follow these three steps to a clean rain jacket: Read the care label in your jacket…

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Why wetting out is BAD

October 16, 2014 0

How is your gear performing? Have you been caught out in the rain and your expensive rain jacket doesn’t keep you dry the way it used to?  “Why am I soaked? I thought this jacket was waterproof!” you wonder. Wetting out happens for many reasons.  Nikwax can help you prevent it. The garment is dirty…

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Attack of the killer detergent: The Nikwax Difference

October 22, 2013 2

It begins innocently enough. First, you figure what harm could it possibly do? I’ll wash my jacket just this once with my regular laundry detergent. Before long, that harmless “regular” laundry detergent has become a gateway to the serious stuff: fabric softeners, boosters, oxidizers… And your outdoor excursions become significantly less comfortable. We’re not out to…

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Spring hiking preview

April 18, 2013 0

It’s officially spring, which means that hiking season is here. Which means it’s time to bust out your boots (and if you didn’t store them properly last fall, time to clean and waterproof). Got it? Great. Now the fun starts. Whether you’re heading out for a leisurely stroll or a multi-day wilderness trek, planning your…

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End of Season Care for Winter Gear

March 19, 2013 0

The days are getting longer and the powder days are soon going to fade into memories. As winter winds down, we here at Nikwax urge you to take advantage of the remaining snowy days. Make turns while you can! Skip work for a snowy backcountry adventure! And then, when you’re ready to call it quits,…

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The Nikwax Faction Welcomes Adam Foss

December 13, 2012 0

The Nikwax Faction is a compilation of extraordinary outdoor enthusiasts. These athletes are passionate participants in all types of outdoor sports and disciplines. They represent Nikwax as evangelists by taking their Nikwax treated gear out into some of the harshest elements and coming back with photos, feedback, and songs of praise. Today, we would like…

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