Reviewed by NCOutdoors from North Carolina on Saturday, February 1, 2014
This product works great but I did not follow their directions. I did not want to use their down wash and I thought the recommended amount was excessive. I washed our 4 down jackets in Dreft on the gentle cycle in my HE front loader washing machine. I then added about a third of a bottle of down p...
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Reviewed by jimlovett from So CAl on Thursday, January 22, 2015
I have used NikWax products for my family's snowboard outerwear, but first time with their Down cleaner and waterproofing. As easy as their other products and works great for waterproofing. Thanks NikWax, because we look good and ever=n better, smell good.
Reviewed by subsen from florida on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Washed a down jacket that was dirty Nikwax Down Wash - cleaned nicely; then I washed again in (Nikwax Waterproffing Down Proof and it fluffed up nicely int he drier. Passed the water splash test - I haven't worn it in the rain yet.
The Nikwax Waterproofing Down Proof can be used on sleeping bags and it will make it somewhat waterproof.|â€¢Adds / renews water repellency and revives breathability|â€¢Maintains insulation, keeping you warm|â€¢Minimises weight gain|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 â€˜clumpsâ€™ have disappeared. |5.Use clean tennis balls or trainers (that wonâ€™t melt) in a clean pillow case to help break up clumps when drying.
Answered on 2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
For best results remove all non-washable parts and clean item(s) with NikwaxÂ® Down Wash. No need to dry item before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions.||Machine Wash:|1.Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.|2.Place clean item in washing machine (maximum 1 item).|3.Use 3 full caps (150ml) for 1 item.|4.Run 30Â° synthetic cycle and slow spin.||Hand Wash (use gloves):|1.Immerse clean item(s) in hand-hot water. For clothing: use 3 full caps (150ml) for 1 item in a bowl and 6 full caps (300ml) for 2 items in a bath tub. Fully submerge item(s) in water. For sleeping bags: use 6 full caps (300ml) in 4cm deep water in a bathtub.*|2.Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly. |3.Rinse clothing in cold water until water runs clear. For sleeping bags repeat process, drain and gently press bag to expel excess water. ||Drying: Spin dry 3 times (slow spin). If care label allows, tumble dry according to manufacturerâ€™s instructions on a low setting until â€˜clumpsâ€™ have disappeared. Shaking and patting the item regularly during drying process will help restore loft to the down. *3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally cleaned or waterproofed.||To maintain waterproofing always
Answered on 2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post