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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Nikwax News

03/04/2021 - Three Tips for Photography in the Outdoors

Nikwax’s own photographer – Lucas Canino – takes some time out from capturing the beauty of the environment to give you some top tips for outdoor photography. Though amateur and professional photographers alike, tend to gravitate toward a particular kind of outdoor photography – wildlife, landscape, sports, etc. – they are united by their willingness […]


Do you own a Páramo® clothing system yet? If not, you should… Páramo is the award-winning outdoor gear brand that optimises your garments for unpredictable weather by using Nikwax Analogy® waterproof fabric. Thanks to Nikwax Analogy, Páramo clothing is extremely durable and ultra-efficient at keeping outdoor enthusiasts and workers (such as Mountain Rescue volunteers) dry […]

10/03/2021 - How to clean a sleeping bag with Nikwax!

Ah, the sleeping bag. Your bed-away-from-home. Your cozy refuge in the wild. Adventures will inevitably get it a bit dirty, but don’t fear, it’s easy to wash your sleeping bag. There are two main types of sleeping bags, down-filled and synthetic-filled. Here are some tips and tricks to keeping them both clean and fluffy. A handy Nikwax cleaner […]

03/03/2021 - Spring is the mood booster we all need! Our motivational ideas will help you get outside and enjoy it.

March 20th officially marks the first day of spring and with the weather already warming and brightening up, bird song noticeably louder, and (finally) an official roadmap out of lockdown, we’re feeling pretty positive here at Nikwax!  In celebration of imminent springtime, we’ve put our heads together and compiled a list of ideas to motivate […]

03/03/2021 - How To: safely re-proof your softshell jacket

Softshells are great, versatile jackets that provide a range of uses… Wear a softshell as an insulating mid-layer in colder, wet weather, or as a lightweight outer layer in-between seasons, when the weather can shift from cool to warm.  Most softshells have a durable water repellent coating (DWR) to keep you dry in light rain […]