Nikwax® Down Wash

Made in the UK
Nikwax® Down Wash from Pegasus Health
300 ml£4.49
10% discount - was £4.99, saving £0.50

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Wash-in cleaner for down filled gear that safely revitalises breathability and water-repellency.

Benefits of using Nikwax® Down Wash:

  • It prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance
  • Revitalises loft and insulation, without damaging the structure of the down
  • It maintains breathability
  • It maintains original water-repellency
  • It’s easy-to-apply - can be used in a washing machine
  • Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles
  • It lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes
  • Unlike detergents, it does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage ‘wetting-out’
  • It will remove detergent residues left behind by previous washes
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non-hazardous
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons
Ideal for:
  • All feather-filled / down clothing and equipment.
When to use Nikwax® Down Wash:
Always apply Nikwax® Down Wash to used down clothing to keep items in perfect condition. We advise cleaning items with Nikwax® Down Wash before proofing them with Nikwax® Down Proof. You should be able to wash reproofed garments 6 to 8 times with Nikwax® Down Wash before it requires reproofing with Nikwax® Down Proof.


Use neat Nikwax® Down Wash to treat stubborn stains before washing. Remove all non-washable parts. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions. Do not use detergents.

Machine wash for down clothing only:
  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser
  2. Place item in washing machine (maximum 1 item)
  3. Use 150 ml in medium/hard water* areas and 100 ml in soft water areas
  4. Wash according to care label, preferably on low setting and slow spin
Hand wash for down clothing and 1-2 season** sleeping bags:
  1. Use gloves. Immerse item(s) in hand-hot water in bowl or bathtub. For clothing use 150ml in medium/ hard water* areas and 100ml in soft water areas for 1-2 items
  2. For sleeping bags use 150 ml in 4cm deep water in a bathtub
  3. Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly
  4. 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 manufacturer's instructions on a low setting until 'clumps' have disappeared. Shaking and patting the item regularly during drying process will help restore loft to the down.

*If your kettle furs up you have hard water.

**3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally cleaned and waterproofed.

To waterproof use Nikwax® Down Proof. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.

Volume guide:
  • To clean clothing use 2 full caps (100 ml) in soft water and 3 full caps (150 ml) in hard water
  • To clean sleeping bags use 3 full caps (150 ml) in water (3-4 season down sleeping bags should be professionally cleaned or proofed)

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