Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear


Easier, Safer, Drier

Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.

Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax keeps you dry. Nikwax products are EASY to use. The products go exactly where needed; less product is wasted, saving you money. You can treat gear with Nikwax in your washing machine, by hand or by using our spray-on products.

Nikwax products are SAFE to use. No propellant gases, non-toxic, no fluorocarbons, environmentally safe. It’s WaterBased. By using Nikwax you can renew your gear and reduce the impact

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ISO 9001 Certificate Number FM521827

ISO 18001 Certificate Number OHS563556

ISO 14001 Certificate Number EMS551301


Nikwax News

14/05/2020 - Staying Active! What Nikwax are getting up to…

Here we are, still within ‘lockdown’, all finding ways to keep ourselves active and entertained at home, or out but with social distancing. We thought we would share some of our experiences with you – perhaps give you some inspiration during this different time we are all experiencing. First up is Nikwax Commercial Director – Chris Field, […]

14/05/2020 - Nikwax solves a PPE problem: How can you safely clean reusable PPE gowns whilst renewing their protective qualities?

Reusable gowns are an excellent solution to the supply crisis – but they need to be water repellent. Professional organisations and community groups have taken the initiative and are making reusable PPE gowns to support healthcare workers. But, it is crucially important that that they are properly cleaned to renew and maintain their bodily fluid resistant […]

30/04/2020 - How to clean disposable gowns and masks more safely

Testing by Nikwax shows disposable masks and gowns can be cleaned in a washing process whilst maintaining their functional qualities The process could be rolled out quickly using existing cleaning facilities Safely reusing disposable or single-use PPE could increase effective supply by 5 times in a crisis situation Health innovation to alleviate PPE crisis Nikwax, […]

27/04/2020 - Stay Active for Your Wellbeing!

Worried you may be becoming more sedentary because of the greater amount of time spent at home? Feeling more lethargic than usual? Perhaps you are struggling with your mood some of the time? Well, it is crucial to try and stay as active as you can right now – the benefits outweigh anything else! Do […]

22/04/2020 - End of Ski Season Checklist – How to Store Ski Gear Properly

It’s the time of year when snow is out of the picture. Before you enter summer mode completely, take a moment to clean and store your ski and snowboard gear. Many people don’t know how to store their ski gear properly. This end of ski season checklist can help avoid delaminating jackets, funky smells, rusty edges, […]