Nikwax has been chosen by global brands, outdoor professionals and adventurers since 1977. From the frozen wastes of Antarctica and the Arctic to the highest mountains in the world, on all continents, Nikwax clothing systems and care products keep people warm, dry and comfortable.


Chosen by global brands

Chosen by outdoor professionals and adventurers


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Nikwax is incredibly proud to be associated with this charity. To be a part of something whose ethos is to encourage young people into the great outdoors and introduce them to its challenges and opportunities whilst developing outdoor skills, is to be admired. We are particularly pleased to know that Nikwax is helping thousands of young people to keep themselves and their kit comfortable and protected each year on their DofE expeditions, no matter what the weather throws at them Nick Brown, Founder of Nikwax

Martin Hartley, Arctic Explorer and Photographer

I have been using Nikwax ever since I first set out in the hills. I can remember putting old newspaper onto the kitchen table then opening a tin of Nikwax and putting it onto my boots, all in anticipation and excitement, preparation for an adventure to the Yorkshire Dales, or the Lake District or my very own boggy back yard the fells of East Lancashire... that was when I started my adventure journey over 40 years ago and still to this day I use Nikwax treatments for all my clothes and boots.

Jenny Tough, Adventure Traveller and Endurance Racer

I rely on Nikwax products to keep my outdoor gear in action. Outdoor kit, like good tents, jackets, sleeping bags, etc, are real investments, and we all also want to consume less. By taking good care of my stuff with Nikwax, I can make my outdoor kit survive the years of hard use I put it all through.

Andrew Price, ITV's Coast & Country Presenter, and Gear Editor for Bushcraft and Survival

Nikwax make waterproofing treatments for just about everything and I've been using their products to waterproof my gear for as long as I can remember. There's definitely something satisfying about watching rainwear beading off a freshly proofed coat or favourite pair of boots.

Fredrika Ek, Adventure Biker, and former European Adventurer of the Year

For those of us who genuinely want to collect memories in the great outdoors, rather than pieces of shiny new gear. Thank you Nikwax for giving new life to the tent, sleeping bag and apparel I already trust and love. Last year. This one. And next year again.

Paul Lewis, Peak Mountaineering Instructor

As a mountaineering instructor I work around the world in all weathers and all seasons. Looking after my clothing and footwear is essential both for performance and to extend the life of my equipment. The broad range of Nikwax products available will deal with cleaning and proofing everything from hard shells to base layers and from boots to tents. I am also passionate about protecting the natural environment and really value Nikwax's industry leading sustainability credentials. I would choose no other brand.

Nic Hardy, Adventurer

After six months adventuring in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands, my kit had taken a real battering from the weather. After over 2,000km of intensive hiking, with over 150,000 metres of ascent, I wouldn't have been surprised if much of my kit was no longer salvageable. I used Nikwax to clean and re-proof my boots and apparel before and after my adventure, and it's meant that I haven't had to retire a single item. Nikwax helps to extend the life of my favourite outdoor kit, whilst also being non-toxic to the environment.

Nick Baker, Naturalist and TV Presenter

I've been using Nikwax on my boots since I got my first walking boots back in the 1980's. I bought it from a little outdoor shop in Forest Row, along with my Daisy Roots. I've come a long way since then... literally! And I still use the wax plus a range of other Nikwax re-proofing products that clean, restore and reproof everything from boots to shells and down jackets and sleeping bags. It's brilliant stuff!

Elisabeth Pahl, Freeride Champion

My life and work are associated with extreme weather conditions and so it is especially important that Nikwax protects my clothes, and my clothes protect me. Nikwax is convenient to use and penetrates deep into fabrics so that my jackets and trousers keep their waterproof and breathable properties for longer. I live and work on Elbrus, Europe's highest peak, a dormant volcano, and wear GORE-TEX clothing in all seasons. In addition to bad weather with snow and rain, we also have strong winds that carry small particles of volcanic dust with sand. This clogs the pores of my membrane, and it loses its working qualities. Nikwax creates not only a water-repellent layer, but also helps to protect my garments from dirt.

Markus Stitz, Adventurer and ‘Circumnavigating The World On Bike’ World Record Holder

Nikwax is a brand that has sustainability at the heart of its operations and products, which is the most important for me. Living in Scotland and spending a lot of time outside developing bikepacking routes, filming and writing, I have used their products multiple times to take care of my outdoor gear, and have been impressed with the results.

Varvara Shikanova, Skyrunning Champion

I was born in Siberia, so I know what is cold. Down is the best insulation, and it’s lightweight. I run often when temperature is below zero. I’m an athlete, so I need frequent and quality care of my outfits. It seems that down clothes require high maintenance. But I use Nikwax Down Wash, so I don’t think how to maintain functional properties of the apparel. Down garments can be washed in a washing machine. Nikwax Down Wash protects waterproof coating of the fabric and doesn’t let down fibers stick together. After washing with Nikwax Down Wash the clothes look like new, and down provides the same warmth. It’s a find for me! I always prefer walk or run outdoors to indoor training in winter. Trees and ground are covered by sparkling snow. I don’t want to miss such beauty! That’s why I choose high performance Red Fox outfits and Nikwax products.

Dave Cornthwaite, Adventurer

I've been putting gear through its paces for a good while and, like our bodies, regular maintenance, care and love for boots, tents, hammock tarps and jackets keeps them going for much longer. If you value keeping old gear over buying new, ensuring your lifestyle is sustainable and your footprint low, there's not another brand that can compete with Nikwax.

Josh and Sarah, Ethical Adventurers

Nikwax has always been an integral part of our gear TLC, helping give equipment a longer life and making our outdoor passions all the more sustainable.

Thjimen Apswoude, Bushcraft Expert

Nature has everything to offer we need as human beings and we teach you to see what to use and when to use it in a responsible way. We choose to work with Nikwax because it protects us and the environment. It gives my products a second life.



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