Chosen by Outdoor Professionals

At a time when protecting the environment is more important than ever Nikwax wants to pay tribute to outdoor professionals, those who protect our natural world and people enjoying nature.

From the frozen wastes of Antarctica and the Arctic to the highest mountains in the world, on all continents, Nikwax clothing systems and care products support the work of rescue services, scientists, explorers and conservationists by keeping them warm and dry in challenging conditions. These outdoor professionals love our natural world; they take responsibility for the care of it and look after others who also enjoy the great outdoors.

“Nikwax enabled us to stay safe whilst replenishing the waterproofing on our gear, an absolutely invaluable resource we cannot thank you enough.”

Anglesey's Search and Rescue Team

“Nikwax products allow people to increase the lifespan of their kit and equipment and this aligns with our belief in sustainable and sympathetic use of the outdoors. The longer something lasts, the less unnecessary waste there is and that’s ultimately good for the planet. The technical nature of the materials used in items such as base layers, jackets, ropes and tents warrants appropriate care and maintenance; that is why we choose Nikwax.”

Nicola JasienieckaMountain Training

“I have been using Nikwax ever since I first set out in the hills. I can remember putting old newspaper onto the kitchen table then opening a tin of Nikwax and putting it onto my boots, all in anticipation and excitement, preparation for an adventure to the Yorkshire Dales, Or the Lake District or my very own boggy back yard the fells of East Lancashire... that was when I started my adventure journey over 40 years ago and still to this day I use Nikwax treatments for all my clothes and boots.”

Martin HartleyArctic explorer and photographer

“Wales is heading back into lockdown so rather than dwell on the negatives I've decided to use this time wisely, to plan some Winter mountaineering missions and to get all my kit cleaned and waterproofed, ready to handle the worst that the Welsh climate can throw at me.
Nikwax make waterproofing treatments for just about everything and I've been using their products to waterproof my gear for as long as I can remember.
There's definitely something satisfying about watching rainwear beading off a freshly proofed coat or favourite pair of boots.”

Andrew PriceITV's Coast & Country presenter & Gear editor for Bushcraft and Survival

“"I've been using Nikwax on my boots since I got my first walking boots back in the 1980's. I bought it from a little outdoor shop in Forest Row, along with my Daisy Roots. I've come a long way since then... literally! And I still use the wax plus a range of other Nikwax re-proofing products that clean, restore and reproof everything from boots to shells and down jackets and sleeping bags. It's brilliant stuff!"”

Nick BakerNaturalist and TV Presenter

“As a mountaineering instructor I work around the world in all weathers and all seasons. Looking after my clothing and footwear is essential both for performance and to extend the life of my equipment. The broad range of Nikwax products available will deal with cleaning and proofing everything from hard shells to base layers and from boots to tents. I am also passionate about protecting the natural environment and really value Nikwax's industry leading sustainability credentials. I would choose no other brand.”

Paul LewisMountaineering instructor at Peak Mountaineering

Nikwax has been the chosen aftercare brand for trainers, leaders and participants of the Duke of Edinburgh Award for over 10 years.

Our DofE endorsed products raise money for the Charity which helps prepare young people for life by providing them with new opportunities including an expedition where they learn skills to plan and participate in a walking, camping expedition safely. Staying warm and dry enables leaders and participants to enjoy the experience and is an important lesson in survival. Caring for your gear is an important life skill and using Nikwax is environmentally friendly and extends the life of clothing and gear, reducing consumption.

"Nikwax products are pivotal for the effective operation of our DofE tents and equipment."

“We will often double the lifespan of our tents using the wash and proofer. The Sam Sykes and MAMMUT Mountain School UK clothing and equipment is always washed and proofed with Nikwax products. Without the capability of Nikwax products, we could not operate at our best - especially when it really counts! All professional operators in the Outdoor Industry will wash and proof their clothing and equipment regularly. The benefits range from product longevity, protection, sustainability and aesthetics. In short, if you’re not doing this, it’s time you started. Nikwax gets 10/10 from me!”

Sam Sykes

Chosen by Bushcraft experts

Living by Nature is an international Bush Craft school which teaches people how to survive and thrive with “native techniques” and pure natural materials.

“Nature has everything to offer we need as human beings and we teach you to see what to use and when to use it in a responsible way.

We choose to work with Nikwax because it protects us and the environment. It gives my products a second life.”

Thjimen Apswoude

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