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.
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!
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.