Nikwax Downproof – 300ml

R145.00

Nikwax Down Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimized for down filled gear. It adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which protects against rain and condensation, improving the natural insulating properties of down.

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Description

Nikwax Down Proof™ is a safe, easy to use product for down filled gear. It is quick to apply in a washing machine and ensures that the treatment goes right through the item, treating both the outer fabric and the down fill. The DWR of Nikwax Down Proof™ develops on air drying. However, tumble drying is recommended to ensure that the down is dried thoroughly and as quickly as possible. Leaving down wet or damp can ruin it completely.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT:

Down filled items are used to provide lightweight insulation to keep you warm. The structure of down allows air to be trapped between its filaments and warmed by body heat to provide insulation for the user.

Down filled items are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. Therefore it is important to stop down filled gear from getting wet by applying Durable Water Repellency (DWR). The outer fabric of your down filled item, as well as the down inside, must be maintained to ensure comfort. Through use it will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Down Proof™.

WHEN YOU SHOULD USE IT:

Your down gear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Down Wash™, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalized just from cleaning. But, once the gear has been thoroughly used, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax Down Proof™, after cleaning first with Nikwax Down Wash™. This will add DWR to the outer fabric of the gear and also the down fill.

Nikwax Down Proof™ prolongs the effective life of your down gear. It leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual down filaments and fabric fibers allowing moisture vapor to pass through, maintaining breathability and optimizing performance in cold and damp conditions.

If down gets wet it clumps together. This causes it to lose loft and insulation as it can’t trap air effectively. When wet, down loses all of its insulating properties, as water conducts heat away from the body up to 25 times faster than air. It will also gain weight and its breathability will be significantly reduced; leaving you feeling cold, wet and uncomfortable.

HOW TO USE IT:

For best results always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tech Wash® in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.

Top Loading Machine Wash:

  • Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  • Place item(s) in washing machine (max. 3 items).
  • After the machine has filled with water use:
    – 3fl oz/100ml (1 item), low water level
    – 5fl oz/150ml (2 items), medium water level
    – 7fl oz/200ml (3 items), high water level
  • Run heavy soil machine cycle.
  • Wash according to care label.

Front Loading Machine Wash:

  • Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  • Place clean item(s) in washing machine (max. 3 items).
  • Use: 3fl oz/100ml (1-2 items) and 5fl oz/150ml (3 items).
  • Wash according to care label.

Air dry or tumble dry on a low setting if care label allows.  To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents.

 

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