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Nikwax Down Wash/Down Proof Twin Pack

by Nikwax
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Price: 6.00 - 17.99
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  • Easy to apply in a washing machine or by hand
  • WaterBased, fluorocarbon-free & environmentally responsible
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance
  • Down Wash: Revitalises loft and insulation, without damaging the structure of the down
  • Maintains breathability and original water-repellency
  • Lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes and does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage 'wetting-out'


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  • ASIN: B001REI8F2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,319 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Product Description

All you need to safely clean and add water repellency to down clothing and sleeping bags.

Clean and waterproof your down-filled clothing and equipment with our convenient twin packs.

Down Wash is a wash-in cleaner for waterproof clothing and equipment. It safely revitalises breathability and water-repellency. It is suitable for all feather-filled and/or down clothing and equipment. Always apply Down Wash to used down clothing to keep items in perfect condition. We advise cleaning items with Nikwax Down Wash before proofing them with Nikwax Down Proof.

Down Proof is a wash-in proofer for down filled gear which adds water-repellency, revives insulation and breathability. It is suitable for all feather-filled and/or down clothing and equipment. Always apply Down Proof to used down clothing to keep items in perfect condition.

Benefits of using this product...

Down Wash

  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance.
  • Revitalises loft and insulation, without damaging the structure of the down.
  • It maintains breathability.
  • It maintains original water-repellency.
  • It's easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine.
  • Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles.
  • It lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent washes.
  • Water-Based - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non-hazardous.
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons.
  • Guaranteed performance for 4 years from manufacture.
  • Down Proof

  • Adds/renews water repellency and revives breathability.
  • Maintains insulation, kepping you warm.
  • Minimises weight gain.
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather.
  • Safe to use on all feather and down garments and equipment.
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine.
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous.
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons.
  • Ideal for...

    Tech Wash

  • All feather-filled/down clothing and equipment.
  • Polar Proof

  • All feather-filled/down clothing and equipment.
  • Recommended for Puffa.
  • How to apply...

    Tech Wash

    To clothing

  • 1. Place item in washing machine.
  • 2. Apply Nikwax Down Wash in the machine's dispenser.
  • 3. Select a warm wash cycle, start machine and complete rinse cycle.
  • 4. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash.
  • 5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if the care label allows.
  • To equipment

  • 1. For sleeping bags immerse item(s) in hand hot water in a bowl or bath tub.
  • 2. Apply by hand, agitate and leave to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 3. Rinse under running water, drain and gently press the sleeping bag to expel excess water.
  • 4. To dry, and only if care label allows, spin dry 3 times and tumble dry on a high setting until all 'clumps' have disappeared.
  • 5. Use clean tennis balls or trainers (that won't melt) in a clean pillow case to help break up clumps when drying.
  • Note:

  • This product can also be applied neat to fabrics as a stain or grease remover prior to washing.
  • Volume guide (take from label)

  • To clean clothing use 2 full caps (100ml) in soft water and 3 full caps (150ml) in hard water.
  • To clean sleeping bags use 3 full caps (150ml) in water (3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally cleaned or proofed).
  • Down Proof

    To clothing

  • 1. Place item in a washing machine.
  • 2. Wash with Nikwax Down Wash.
  • 3. Reset the machine and add Nikwax Down Proof in the machine's dispenser.
  • 4. Select a warm wash cycle, and run complete cycle.
  • 5. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash.
  • 6. To dry, and only if care label allows, spin dry 3 times and tumble dry on a high setting until all 'clumps' have disappeared.
  • 7. Use clean tennis balls or trainers (that won't melt) in a clean pullow case to help break up clumps when drying.
  • To equipment

  • 1. For sleeping bags immerse item(s) in hand hot water in a bowl or bath tub.
  • 2. Apply by hand, agitate and leave to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 3. Rinse under running water, drain and gently press the sleeping bag to expel excess water.
  • 4. To dry, and only if care label allows, spin dry 3 times and tumble dry on a high setting until all 'clumps' have disappeared.
  • 5. Use clean tennis balls or trainers (that won't melt) in a clean pillow case to help break up clumps when drying.
  • Note:

  • This product can also be applied neat to fabrics as a stain or grease remover prior to washing.
  • Volume guide (take from label)

  • To clean clothing use 2 full caps (100ml) in soft water and 3 full caps (150ml) in hard water.
  • To clean sleeping bags use 3 full caps (150ml) in water (3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally cleaned or proofed).
  • When to use this product...

    Down Wash

    Always apply this product to used down clothing to keep items in perfect condition. We advise cleaning items with Nikwax Down Wash before proofing them with Nikwax Down Proof. You should be able to wash reproofed garments 6 to 8 times with Nikwax Down Wash before it requires reproofing with Nikwax Down Proof.

    Down Proof

    Always apply this product to used down / feather-filled clothing or accessories to keep items in perfect water-repellent condition. Remember to clean gear first with Nikwax Down Wash before applying Nikwax Down Proof.

    Remember you don't have to wait to dry between cleaning and re-proofing.

    Product Description

    This twin pack is perfect for cleaning and reproofing down filled clothing & equipment. Nikwax Down Wash is a wash-in cleaner for down-filled clothing and equipment. Down Wash safely revitalises breathability and water repellency. Nikwax Down Proof is wash-in waterproofing for down filled clothing and equipment. Down Proof adds water repellency, revives insulation & breathability.

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Putting new life into old bag 3 May 2009
    I have a Mountain Equipment down bag which is nearly 30 year old and has not seen much use in recent years. It was suffering the consequences of years in the back of an airing cupboard but was not kept in a stuff sac. To see if it was worth keeping I tried out the NikWax Down wash and proof twinpack using an ordinary domestic washing machine and a tumbler drier on low heat. I also took the much quoted advice of adding two tennis balls to the tumbler drier which is supposed to deal with any clumping of the feathers. To my amazement and delight the bag came out looking quite clean and after a few hours tumble drying fully restored with no signs of lumping. Well worth doing!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 15 Dec 2010
    Size Name:0.3lt|Verified Purchase
    My down jaket only tends to come out in winter when its really cold. I only wash it when absolutly necessary as i believe its quality decreases with each wash as the down mass gets broken up/washed away (through the pores in the jaket). Use this product to wash (much better than harsh domestic soaps) then tumble dry (check cleaning instuctions for your jaket) as leaving to air dry causes the feathers to stick/clump together and then your left with a thick coat in one area and no insulation in another! Down jakets arent intended to be worn in the rain, tending to be only moisture proof, you will need to carry waterproofs if you think it might rain. With this in mind the down proof is only going to have a limited effect, for example when snow melts on your coat or when you get a few spots of rain.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Dry again - yipee 9 Nov 2010
    Size Name:0.3lt
    A few weeks ago I got soaked in a heavy down pour of rain in my new showerproof down filled coat. I was not very happy so I tried nikwax and can say it works really well. I stayed nice and dry on the school run yesterday which was a really good test so it deffo gets my thumbs up.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great product! 13 Aug 2011
    Size Name:0.3lt
    Never been let down by Nikwax yet. This one's a real jacket saver. Easy to use and does what it claims.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well 18 Mar 2013
    Size Name:0.3lt|Verified Purchase
    Washed two old down jackets which had seen better days. Brought both back to life and will now be worn again!!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars good product 8 Dec 2012
    By grovesy
    Size Name:0.3lt|Verified Purchase
    bought theese to was and proof 2 down and feather jackets i own, did the job well, very pleased with the
    results.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love your down 27 Jun 2012
    By Rob
    These two products will ensure that your down jacket will last for years (apart from snags and your own abuse). Nikwax are leaders in their field.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good product. Shame about the price 14 Mar 2014
    Size Name:0.3lt|Verified Purchase
    The product actually works really well, however doesn't go very far. These two bottles only washed a Gillette & jacket. That's it!!

    More product required at a lesser cost. The company would then find they would probably sell more.

    I will look for a cheaper alternative in future, shame though as i said it's a good product.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars A Cheaper Alternative
    Diluted white builders glue PVA waterproofs garments if it is watered down enough. Both smell the same. Nikwax is diluted PVA .
    Published 2 months ago by Johannes
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    Published 2 months ago by m_gB
    5.0 out of 5 stars Saved my coat
    I had a lovely down feather coat from fat face which needed a clean - i followed the directions exactly but was horrified when it dried and a splash of water hit it that it was no... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Irish
    3.0 out of 5 stars OK
    Bout to wash a feather and down coat. Does not remove stains as well as other cleaning liquids or powders
    Published 3 months ago by cupcake
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
    These two did 3 down coats separately so glad I went for larger size. Waterproofed well; my shoulders had previously been getting damp. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Lurchergirl
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good product
    So pleased I risked it and washed my down with this. Like a new coat again, very good, highly recommend
    Published 4 months ago by Cadhol
    5.0 out of 5 stars great product
    It Does The Job Reliably Without Any Loss Of Volume In The Down Filing. I've Lived In This Coat This Winter And Its Great To Have It Clean And Reproofed!
    Published 4 months ago by dolally
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cumulus fluffy again.
    Bought the twin pack to attempt cleaning my 6 year old, well used and slightly smelly Cumulus down bag. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by ASB
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good!
    I bought this to wash my 60 white ski down jacket and it did NOT get the dirt/grubbiness out of it! I'm very disappointed. My jacket is not as fluffed up as it was. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by rupert's mum
    5.0 out of 5 stars does what it says it will do
    yes does what it says it will do and I love it because easy to use and keeps me dry.........
    Published 5 months ago by Noel
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