Tag: How-to

How to Clean Sandals and Next-to-skin Footwear!

July 5, 2018 0

When the weather is warm, out come our sandals. Unfortunately, after a few wears, foot odor can start to come with them, and over time, our favorite sandals can become our stinkiest. Sweat, dirt, grime, campfire smoke, and other crud can begin to prevent us from feeling as confident in our sandals as we once…

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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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Free yourself from funky smelling athletic apparel!

July 18, 2014 6

Running, hiking, biking, or even hitting the gym are all activities that leave you feeling energized and refreshed…up until the moment that you catch a whiff of something funky. When you realize that it’s your athletic gear you’re mortified. “How can my clothes smell that awful? I swore I just washed them! I guess I’ll give…

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Back From the Dead: How to Clean Your Ski Jacket

October 15, 2013 0

The world is full of frights that the rational mind can’t reconcile with reality: cheese in a can, the zombie apocalypse, that ski jacket you left unwashed, dirt-covered and and reeking at the bottom of your gear closet. While experts are quite unified in their classification of canned cheese food, zombies and abused ski jackets…

By cmrandall1

The Fine Art of Tailgating

August 29, 2013 0

The ball crosses into the End Zone. High fives and cheers surround you. Someone picks you up and raises you over the crowd. A cooler full of Gatorade pours down over your head. Wait a minute. That’s not Gatorade. You didn’t score the winning touchdown. You’re in the parking lot listening to the big game…

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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,…

By cmrandall1