Over time, ski jackets can lose their water-repellency. Waterproofing doesn’t last forever. Whether from rolling around in the snow or spilled drinks a dirty jacket will stop repelling water. Luckily, it’s easy to clean and re-waterproof your kiddo’s ski jacket. The trick is to clean the jacket first. Most times,
In my business, and by “business” I mean the ocean, nothing is waterproof. Nothing. Your gear may start off being really, really water-resistant or water tight, but if your expectation is waterPROOF, you will be sorely disappointed. In my opinion, disappointment is the pits. I’ll make this analogy: Water in
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
Every good parent knows that raising respectable, upstanding children requires love, integrity and the periodic dose of deceit. Marketing, peer comparisons and shiny, new things influence kids, just as they do adults. This is extraordinarily evident during this period that retailers like to call Back to School. To hear J.C.
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
Purchasing down gear is rite of passage for us outdoor types. Remember the joy of stuffing your first down sleeping bag into its impossibly small stuff sack after years of struggling with a monster synthetic bag? Or the first time you donned the down coat that you saved for years
It’s almost President’s Day Weekend, which means families around the country are gearing up to take the Christmas tree down. Or is that just us? Forget skiing and ice climbing, mundane outdoor tasks take up far more checks on our honey-do list than all of the rad adventures we wish
Nikwax expert Luis Brown explains the importance of aftercare in this new video featuring TX.Direct.
You may know this story. You buy a brand new jacket. It is shiny and wondrous. You love your new jacket. You go places together, and it keeps you dry and toasty. Time passes, as it inevitably does, and suddenly your jacket is no longer shiny. As a matter of