Nikwax has a collection of solutions to help prepare festival goers for the best and worst the summer weather has to throw at them. Prep your gear before you head out this summer and you won’t regret it. From adding water repellency to cotton clothing and canvas bags and tents to keeping your down-filled sleeping bag warm and dry. Nikwax can even ward off unpleasant body odours.
Read on for inexpensive tips to a happier festival experience:
Nikwax Cotton Proof, SRP: £6.98:
Did you know you that water repellency can be added to cotton, canvas and polycotton so that rain water will bead off rather than soak in? Nikwax Cotton Proof is easy to apply – can be used in a washing machine or by hand with no need for tumble drying. It will prolong the life of your gear – trousers, t-shirts, cotton or canvas tents and bags – maintaining breathability and helping to keep you drier in a rain shower.
Nikwax Down Proof, SRP £7.25: A wash-in waterproofing solution for down-filled clothing and gear, Nikwax Down Proof is perfect for use on down-filled gilets, jackets and sleeping bags. If you’ve ever camped in the wet in a down-filled sleeping bag you’ll be well-aware of how uncomfortable, cold, damp and heavy they can get. By adding Nikwax Down Proof to the wash it will ensure down-filled gear offers water repellency, whilst maintaining insulation so that you are kept warm and dry.
Nikwax TX.Direct, SRP: £8.24: The world’s number 1 high performance waterproofing for breathable waterproof clothing that’s easy, safe and quick to use in a washing machine. Use this on your favourite Gore-Tex jacket or lightweight rainproof to make water bead off instead of soaking into the outer fabric: even high quality waterproof clothing needs reproofing every once in a while to keep its performance. Fluorocarbon-free, solvent-free and no tumble drying required TX.Direct is perfect for use at home.
Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof, SRP: £7.25: Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof is a spray designed to double the life of tents and other gear by giving dual protection from the rain and the sun’s damaging UV rays. It can also be used on your synthetic equipment, including rucksacks and bike panniers.
Nikwax BaseFresh, SRP: £3.49: If you’re more likely to be wearing a sports top than a cotton top then BaseFresh is for you. Designed to get rid of and keep unwanted odours at bay, BaseFresh prevents odour build up when in use and is the perfect solution if you’re planning to wear the same top for a number of days in a row. BaseFresh effectively deodorises and inhibits the build up of body odours, accelerates drying and improves the cooling efficiency of all base layers. What’s more it offers a degree of stain resistance: should soiling occur, fabrics treated with Nikwax BaseFresh are easier to clean.
All these products are really easy to use. Just follow the simple instructions to either apply by hand or add the required amount to the detergent drawer of your washing machine and begin the wash cycle. All Nikwax products are safe for you to use and for the environment as they’re water-based and doesn’t contain harmful fluorocarbon chemicals or solvents.
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