Nikwax Down Proof™


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Nikwax Down Proof™

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Nikwax Down Proof™ 300mL is easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for down filled clothing and gear. Adds Durable Water Repellency, reducing weight gain, maintaining the insulation and breathability of down filled items in cold and damp conditions.
  • Product Description
    Nikwax Down Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimised for down filled gear. It adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which protects against rain and condensation, improving the natural insulating properties of down, and prolongs the effective life of your down gear. It leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual down filaments and fabric fibres allowing moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability and optimising 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.
  • Design features
    Restores water-repellency to down and shell fabrics of down filled clothing and sleeping bags
    Helps revive insulation qualities of down
    Ideal for all down garments, sleeping bags and down comforters
    Water based and biodegradeable
    Contains NO flourocarbons/VOCs
    Adds water-repellency and revives breathability

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Can you use this product instead of the down wash? Does it also clean oil and dirt off down products?
Emily M on Jul 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Emily, for the best results, it is recommended to wash with the Down Wash prior to using the Down Proof. This is to make sure any dirt’s and oils are removed, which gives the DWR a better chance of being applied correctly. Thanks