Tag: Waterproofing

Waterproof your Cotton Tees

January 15, 2013 3

We all know the old saying: “cotton is rotten.” And to a certain degree, it’s true. While it’s a perfectly fine material for a T-shirt or a hoodie, cotton may be the single worst fabric you can wear in any potentially wet outdoor situation.  Any moisture tends to rob even the thickest cotton garment of…

By cmrandall1

Tent Care

October 4, 2012 7

Why should you care for your tent? UV exposure can, for many tent fabrics, be devastating to their performance. In some cases only two weeks exposure can lead to a reduction in the tear strength of the tent fabric by half. Weathering, dirt and dust can cause water to be absorbed into the fabric of…

By nikwax

Why white shoes? Why?

January 30, 2012 0

Not too long ago I acquired a pair of super cool 5.10 approach/ parkour shoes. Now I’m no parkour aficionado, but I do get out to climb a bit, so I was psyched for some new kicks. The downside was that these shoes were white, meaning they would stay white for about 5 minutes after…

By nikwax

Not JUST for Outdoor Gear

July 20, 2011 0

The Situation: After a weekend walking around in Seattle’s poor rainy excuse for a summer, I noticed that my favorite black flats were covered in white marks. The marks look not unlike the stains that are common from road salt in the winter – and like road salt stains, these were persistent and refused to…

By kelseyhulse

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2011 0

We here at Nikwax get all warm and fuzzy inside on Earth Day. It’s always so touching to see people from across the globe coming together to help make the world a better place. We enjoy all the attention that Earth Day brings to topics like conservation, responsibility, and working towards a better future. So,…

By nikwax