What's a Nikwax? 

Nikwax is the global leader in safe, high performance cleaning and waterproofing products for outdoor clothing, footwear, and equipment. Nikwax helps people clean and protect their gear so that it can last longer on all their adventures. 

 Cleaning Products 

We love keeping things clean here at Nikwax. From rain coats to down sleeping bags to backpacks and all things leather, we have a cleaning solution that is safe to use in the home, environmentally friendly, PFC and aerosol free and actually works! 

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 Our Story 

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.


 Environmental Ethos 

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Reducing waste and keeping gear out of landfills. All Nikwax bottles are made from recycled plastic and have always been  recyclable.

Entirely PFC-free, aerosol-free, water-based, and non-persistent high performance products.

Preserving and regenerating forests and protecting threatened ecosystems.

The only company in the world to have offset its entire 44+ years of operations.

 Partner Brands 

Regular cleaning and re-waterproofing will extend the life of your outdoor gear, and ensure the best performance. But don't take our word for it! Outdoor brands recommend caring for their gear.
GORE-TEX explicitly says to wash and re-waterproof their products

Nikwax is recommended by brands who make outdoor clothing, footwear, and equipment. Here are just some of the great people we work with:

Helly Hansen
Outdoor Research
Flylow Gear
Black Diamond
Nemo Equipment
POW Gloves
The North Face
Kinco Gloves
Big Agnes
Farm to Feet
Showers Pass