Nikwax Down Wash - 300ml

Weighs 372g
Code: SS15A604
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Nikwax's Down Wash is a soap based cleaner that prolongs the effective life of down gear and optimises outdoor performance.

Nikwax says:

The easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for down filled clothing and gear. The safe way to thoroughly clean and revitalise insulation, water repellency and breathability.

Easy to use soap based cleaner for down clothes and sleeping bags.

The gentle action of Down Wash lifts out dirt and revitalises water-repellent finishes.

Nikwax Down Wash is the ultimate non-detergent cleaner for all down filled clothing and equipment. It safely revitalises your garments insulation and water-repellency, without damaging the Durable Water Repellent coating. It's easy to apply and can be used in a washing machine or hand washed. This 300ml Down Wash is designed to work alongside Nikwax's Down proof to give your garment the best protection.

Handy hint: When drying your down garment try putting it in a tumble dryer on a slow spin with a clean tennis ball. This tennis ball will help separate and move the down while its drying so you are not left with clumps of down settling in one area of your garment.

Reviewed by BasecampGear

  • Prolongs the effective life of down gear and optimises outdoor performance
  • Specially formulated and optimised for Down products
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine or hand wash
  • Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles
  • Does not leave behind water attractive residues, and actually removes detergent residue from previous washes
  • Water based - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable and non-hazardous
  • Designed to work alongside Nikwax Down Proof for complete garment protection
  • Capacity 300ml
  • Down wash contains amongst other ingredients: less than 5%: polycarboxylates. 5-15%: soap, non-ionic surfactants

Machine Wash for down clothing only:

  1. Removes all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place maximum 1 item in washing machine.
  3. Use 3 full caps (150ml) in medium/hard water areas and 2 full caps (100ml) 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 bath.
     For clothing: Use 3 full caps (150ml) in medium/hard water areas and 2 full caps (100ml) in soft water areas. For sleeping bags: Use 3 full caps (150ml) in 4cm deep water in a bath.
  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.


  • Spin dry 3 times (slow spin). If care label allows tumble dry according to manufacturers instructions on a low setting until 'clumps' have disappeared. Teasing apart clumps repeatedly during drying process will help restore loft to the down.
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