Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear


Easier, Safer, Drier

Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.

Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax keeps you dry. Nikwax products are EASY to use. The products go exactly where needed; less product is wasted, saving you money. You can treat gear with Nikwax in your washing machine, by hand or by using our spray-on products.

Nikwax products are SAFE to use. No propellant gases, non-toxic, no fluorocarbons, environmentally safe. It’s WaterBased. By using Nikwax you can renew your gear and reduce the impact

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ISO 9001 Certificate Number FM521827

ISO 18001 Certificate Number OHS563556

ISO 14001 Certificate Number EMS551301


Nikwax News

03/03/2021 - Spring is the mood booster we all need! Our motivational ideas will help you get outside and enjoy it.

March 20th officially marks the first day of spring and with the weather already warming and brightening up, bird song noticeably louder, and (finally) an official roadmap out of lockdown, we’re feeling pretty positive here at Nikwax!  In celebration of imminent springtime, we’ve put our heads together and compiled a list of ideas to motivate […]

03/03/2021 - How To: safely re-proof your softshell jacket

Softshells are great, versatile jackets that provide a range of uses… Wear a softshell as an insulating mid-layer in colder, wet weather, or as a lightweight outer layer in-between seasons, when the weather can shift from cool to warm.  Most softshells have a durable water repellent coating (DWR) to keep you dry in light rain […]

23/02/2021 - Interview: we talk environment, sustainability and lockdown, with Nikwax’s Sustainability Director

Here at Nikwax, our passion for the great outdoors and protection of the environment is at the heart of what we do. We constantly strive to improve our sustainability and environmental credentials throughout the business, and with that focus, we employed our own Director of Sustainability. We speak to Maïté Angleys about Nikwax, the outdoor […]

08/02/2021 - How To: stay cosy and dry in your fleece

Many of us are having to spend more time at home right now, why not make the most of this opportunity to clean and proof your winter gear with Nikwax, so that you stay warm and dry and really enjoy the time you spend outdoors. Fleeces are often an overlooked item when it comes to […]

04/02/2021 - Polartec® and the evolution of fleece as a go-to mid-layer

Most of you probably own a fleece item that you bring out every winter season as a versatile, warming layer – be it garment, hat or gloves. We all know it to be that soft, comfortable fabric that just makes you feel lovely and snug when outdoors in winter! Made from synthetic fibres, fleece is […]