Nikwax Down Wash Direct®


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Nikwax Down Wash Direct®

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The Nikwax Down Wash Direct® 300mL is an easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for down filled clothing and gear. The safe way to thoroughly clean and revitalise insulation, water repellency and breathability. Comes in a 300mL bottle.
Nikwax Down Wash Direct®
  • Product Description
    Nikwax Down Wash Direct® has been specifically designed and optimised for down filled gear. It is a highly effective cleaner which removes body oils and dirt from both the fabric and the down fill. It also revitalises the existing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of both the outer fabric and the down. This protects against rain and condensation, preventing the item from wetting out and maintaining the natural insulating properties of down. Additionally it revives breathability, allowing moisture vapour to pass through the item, optimising performance in cold and damp conditions. Nikwax Down Wash Direct® prolongs the effective life of your down gear. It is the safe way to thoroughly clean your down clothing and equipment. Application in a washing machine is quick, easy, and ensures that the whole item is thoroughly cleaned.
  • Design features
    Safely cleans down garments and sleeping bags, while preserving down's natural insulation qualities
    Maintains the loft and insulative properties in down filled garments, sleeping bags, duvets, comforters
    Water based and biodegradeable
    Contains NO flourocarbons/VOCs

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So, I have a Halo down jacket that I love. Will this afford it a bit of rain-proofing? Or will "Nikwax Down Proof" be better? I live in Melbourne, and my Halo is perfect, but my understanding is that I can't get it wet. Cheers, Matt
MattHK on Jun 4, 2021
Nikwax Down Wash Direct®
Nikwax Down Wash Direct®
Macpac Men's Halo Down Jacket
Macpac Men's Halo Down Jacket
Nikwax Down Proof™
Nikwax Down Proof™

The Down Wash is designed to clean as well as revitalize the DWR finish to the jacket and the Down Proof is designed to reproof any treatment down has to repel water and also to revitalize the DWR finish.

This is all only for small amounts of water. If you are out in the rain, we would recommend layering with a Rain Jacket, or you could also have a look at our new Waterproof Down Jacket, called the Equinox.

The Macpac Team
Hi pls explain the difference between Downwash Direct & Downproof. I would like to waterproof my jacket but also wash it. Which do I use first? Can I use both?
Many thanks
Leanne W on May 3, 2021

Both will clean the jacket and revitalize the DWR coating, but the Down proof also revitalizes the water repellency of the Down too. Good for garments that use Hyper Dry.

The Macpac Team
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