About Nikwax

Nikwax is the global leader in safe, high performance cleaning and waterproofing products for outdoor clothing, footwear, and equipment. Nikwax products help people in their outdoor pursuits. From extending the life of outdoor gear, to helping adventurers enjoy all types of weather, Nikwax helps people do more.


All Nikwax products have been designed with the highest performance in mind, while also being safe to use in your home. Click the images to learn more about each product.

The Beginning

In 1977, fed up with the leather waterproofing products on the market, a young Nick Brown invented his own. Using a tea kettle and a Primus stove, he mixed his first batch in a dodgy London flat.Packaged in tins he silk-screened by hand, and delivered in a “re-appropriated” shopping cart, Nick started selling his “Nick’s Wax”into outdoor retail shops. As the first ever non-softening wax for leather, Nick’s invention soon gained a massive following. As the business grew, Nick’s innovative nature was ingrained in every aspect of the business.