Nikwax

Down Proof - 300ml

RRP $24.95 Save $-24.95
2 in stock

Easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for down filled clothing and gear.
Adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR); reducing weight gain, maintaining the insulation and breathability of down filled items in cold and damp conditions.

USING NIKWAX DOWN PROOF

Use Nikwax Down Proof™ in a washing machine...
For best results remove all non-washable parts and clean item(s) first with Nikwax Down Wash™ in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions (large items can be treated by hand).

  • Remove all detergent build up from the detergent dispenser.
  • Place clean item in washing machine (maximum 1 item).
  • Use 150ml for 1 item.
  • Run 30°C synthetic cycle and slow spin.
  • After the cycle has finished run multiple spin cycles, each time incrementally increasing the spin speed, to remove excess water.

To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Down Wash™. Do not use detergents.

Nikwax Down Proof™ can also be applied by hand...
For best results always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Down Wash™. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.

  • Immerse clean item(s) in hand-hot water.
  • For clothing: Use 150ml for 1 item in a bowl or 300ml for 2 items in a bath. Fully submerge item(s) in water.
  • For sleeping bags*: Use 300ml in 4cm deep water in a bath.
  • Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly.
  • Rinse clothing in cold water until water runs clear. For sleeping bags repeat rinsing process, drain and gently press bag to expel water.
  • To remove excess water transfer item(s) to a washing machine and run multiple spin cycles, each time incrementally increasing the spin speed.

To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Down Wash™. Do not use detergents.
*3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally treated.

Make sure to thoroughly dry your down filled gear...
To get the maximum amount of water out of your down it’s best to spin dry multiple times, each time incrementally increasing the speed of the spin cycle. Wet down is heavy, so if items are spun too quickly while still holding a large amount of water it is possible that internal baffles may be broken.
Nikwax Down Proof™ treated items need no heat to develop water repellency. However, tumble drying is recommended (if care label allows) to ensure that the down is dried thoroughly and as quickly as possible. Leaving down wet or damp can ruin it completely. Tumble dry according to manufacturer’s instructions on a low setting until clumps have disappeared. Ensure that there is sufficient room in the tumble drier to house the item once dry, as items will return to their original size during the drying process.
Teasing apart clumps repeatedly during drying process will help restore loft to the down.
After tumble drying it is recommended to air item(s) for at least a day in a warm and dry space, prior to packing away.

Please Note:

As we have multiple selling platforms there may be times where we will need to order more stock from our suppliers.
In this situation, a short delay by up to a week or two may be experienced in dispatching your order. We will do everything we can to stop this from happening, however in some cases this may be out of our control. We will notify you of any delays and you will be given the choice to proceed with the order or not.
If there is any issues with supply, colours, sizing, etc, we will let you know at the earliest convenience. An exchange or refund will be offered.
We ask you to take this notice into consideration before purchasing.


Special Orders:

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Products with the above 'Pre-Order' icon are currently out of stock, however they are available to Pre-Order.
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You do also have the option of to 'Click & Collect' these items or have them delivered to you.