BaseWash®

Speciality cleaner and conditioner designed to deodorise and enhance the wicking and drying performance of technical base layers. Easy to use in your washing machine.

For cleaning and conditioning base layers
  • Deodorising cleaner and conditioner for base layers and next-to-skin clothing

  • Cleans effectively, deodorises, makes fabrics dry faster and improves cooling efficiency

  • Revives the performance of your gear, keeping you fresher and more comfortable

  • Recommended for all synthetic base layers and next-to-skin wicking clothing

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Speciality cleaner and conditioner designed to deodorise and enhance the wicking and drying performance of technical base layers. Easy to use in your washing machine.

For cleaning and conditioning base layers

Why technical base layer fabrics dry quickly and cool you down…

Synthetic base layers are designed to be worn next to the skin, providing user comfort by maintaining body temperature and controlling moisture. The fabrics used are highly wicking (they will spread moisture out over a large area), fast drying and breathable. It is therefore essential to maintain these properties when caring for base layers.

Base layers need to be cared for properly to avoid odour build up…

Synthetic base layers are fantastic for regulating your temperature and controlling body moisture, but over time a build up of bacteria and body oils can lead to them smelling. To keep synthetic base layers functioning properly, care must be taken when washing. Using conventional household detergents or fabric conditioners can impair wicking properties by causing the fabric to retain moisture. This leads to reduced wicking capabilities and slow drying of the fabric. Additionally, odours will not be adequately removed, instead they are masked by perfumes which will fail quickly, leaving you with smelly base layers!

Wash your base layers when they start to smell…

Once your base layer has been used a few times and is starting to smell, wash it with Nikwax BaseWash to deodorise, freshen, soften, and enhance drying and cooling. Always apply this product to used synthetic base layers, socks, sports kit and travel clothing to keep them in perfect condition.

Conventional household detergents and fabric conditioners reduce the performance of your base layers…

Using conventional household detergents and fabric conditioners will impair the wicking properties of base layer fabrics. Standard household detergents do not stop odours from building up in the fabric when in use. Conventional fabric conditioners leave water-hating (hydrophobic) residues that will reduce the performance of the fabric, preventing it from spreading moisture and working to its maximum potential. Nikwax BaseWash outperforms conventional household detergents and fabric conditioners at improving wicking, accelerating drying, and removing and preventing odour build up.

For best results make sure you use the correct product…

Nikwax BaseWash has been specifically formulated for use when cleaning and conditioning synthetic base layers. If you have woollen base layers make sure you use Nikwax Wool Wash™ for best results.

How Nikwax BaseWash makes your synthetic base layers perform better...

  1. Nikwax BaseWash is easy to use as it cleans and conditions at the same time.
  2. Nikwax BaseWash refreshes your synthetic base layers by deodorising and maintains freshness by preventing odour build up when in use.
  3. Nikwax BaseWash also enhances and revitalises the wicking properties of synthetic base layers and increases breathability. This helps the fabric to spread sweat, dry quickly, and keep you more comfortable in all conditions.
  4. Nikwax BaseWash outperforms household detergents and fabric conditioners at improving wicking, accelerating drying, and removing and preventing odour.

washing machineUse Nikwax BaseWash in the washing machine…

Use neat Nikwax BaseWash to treat stubborn stains before washing.

Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use fabric conditioner. Do not use on waterproof clothing.

  1. Place item(s) in washing machine.
  2. Use 50ml of Nikwax BaseWash for front loading washing machines.*
  3. Wash according to care label.

* For top loading machines in USA and Canada use 100ml for low water level or 150ml for medium water level.

By handNikwax BaseWash can also be applied by hand…

Use neat Nikwax BaseWash to treat stubborn stains before washing.

Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use fabric conditioner. Do not use on waterproof clothing. Wear gloves

  1. Immerse item(s) in hand-hot water in sink or bowl.
  2. Use 25ml of Nikwax BaseWash.
  3. Rinse 3 times in clean water.
Leave your garments to dry naturally…

Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.

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