NIKWAX Down Proof™ (300ml)

The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment.

Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

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Size Guide

MEN SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
MONDO 23 – 26 25 – 28 28+
UK 4 – 7 6 – 9 9+
US WOMENS 6 – 9 8 – 11
US MEN 5 – 8 7 – 10 10+
EURO 37 – 41 40 – 43 43+
WOMEN SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
MONDO 21 – 23 23 – 26 25 – 28
UK 2 – 4 4 – 7 6 – 9
US WOMENS 4 – 6 6 – 9 8 – 11
US YOUTH 3 – 5 5 – 8 7 – 10
EURO 34 – 37 37 – 41 40 – 43

Why down items lose their insulating properties when they get wet

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.

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.

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™.

Use Nikwax Down Proof™ when your down items soak up water

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.

Down items need Nikwax Down Proof™ to maintain insulation

Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols; alternatively, they may be water-based and use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable. Fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer.

Additionally, alternative waterproofing products that are not designed specifically for the treatment of down items may compromise the loft properties of down. Often these are just surface treatments which will only treat the fabric and not the down fill.

Nikwax Down Proof™ is a safe product to use on down filled items. It is WaterBased, non-flammable, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free.

Nikwax Down Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimized for down items, providing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to both the outer fabric and the down fill, whilst maintaining insulation and breathability.

How Nikwax Down Proof™ protects

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.

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.

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.

Like all Nikwax products, Nikwax Down Proof™ is safe to use

Nikwax takes great care to minimize the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are completely free of fluorocarbons (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues).

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.