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September 20th, 2011
Product Review: Stay Dry with Winter Waterproofing by Nikwax

 

 

As we rally back to school and our flip flops and shorts are replaced by wool sweaters, jackets and cold weather gear, it is time to prepare for old man winter. When cooler temps, rain and snow are part of the daily forecast, protecting and conditioning your outerwear is highly recommended.

Nikwax, an earth-friendly manufacturer, leads the global market with an innovative line of waterproofing and maintenance products designed for all-weather clothing, footwear and gear.

Safety, Quality and Social Responsibility are words to live by for this European family-owned company. Nikwax’s commitment to their customers and employees around the world has directly contributed to the success of the brand.

Nikwax’s water-based products offer higher concentration waterproofing agents than aerosol products…up to five times more concentrated.

The Nikwax product line is safe for you and the environment – no chemical solvents so Nikwax is non-toxic. And, when you use Nikwax, you will be pleased to know that you are not contributing to global warning or ozone depletion. The products are non-flammable, emit no fumes and require no heat to activate water repellency.

Skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts who love to play in the wet powder will love Nikwax’s TX Direct, a wash-in high performance re-proofing treatment that is easy, safe and quick to use. No hand washing needed; it works in a basic washing machine. TX Direct together with Nikwax’s Travel Gel Tech Wash, a non-detergent cleaner that won’t damage special coatings, will extend the life of your winter wardrobe.

And, every serious backcountry skier’s arsenal should include two of Nikwax’s best sellers —Nikwax’s SkiSkin Proof  and Down Proof.

SkiSkin Proof is an effective sponge-on waterproofing product that prevents damaging ice build-up on ski skins. SkiSkin Proof also stops saturation, reduces kick and keeps your skins in perfect glide condition season after season. Down Proof is a biodegradable wash-in treatment for down-filled clothing and gear. The product adds and renews water repellency, revives breathability and optimizes performance in wet weather keeping you comfortably warm and dry in unfavorable conditions.

The newest addition to the Nikwax line is a Wool Wash in a gel –  especially formulated for the care of woolens and packaged for safe ” no spill” transport in your carry-on bag or backpack. This product not only gently cleans, the wash also enhances the wool’s natural wicking properties.

Adventurers will want to sure to pack along Nikwax’s Travel Gel Base Wash on their next trip. This product wash was created for cleaning synthetic base layers and will work wonders on keeping you and your clothes clean, dry and fresh-scented on those upcoming holiday escapes.

Nikwak products make the perfect stock-stuffers for friends and family members who never let the weather stop them from having a good time.

Retail Pricing:

  • Travel Gels (2 fl oz) – US $ 4.99-$5.99
  • TX Direct Wash-In (10 fl oz) -US $12.55
  • SkiSkin Proof (4.2 fl oz)- US $7.85
  • Down Proof (10 fl oz) – US $11.85

To learn more about Nikwax products, corporate philanthropic efforts and to find a retailer near you, visit the Nikwax Website.

 

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