Nikwax’s Top Tips For Camping Kit Care

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Nikwax’s Top Tips For Camping Kit Care

The weather is improving and restrictions are gradually being lifted with campsites aiming to re-open from the 12th April. Whether camping in a garden or further afield, Nikwax has pulled together some top tips, highlighting a selection of products from its range, to get camping kit prepared.

As well as extending the life of camping and outdoor gear, its products are kind to the natural environment as they are all water-based, PFC-free. Nikwax has never used any harmful aerosols or fluorocarbons in its products. 

  • Clean and protect your old faithful tent using Tent & Gear Solarwash. It’s an easy to use, spray-on technical cleaner with UV protection for cotton, canvas and synthetic tents and gear. Cleans effectively, revitalises water repellency and extends the useful life of fabrics by protecting against UV deterioration.
  • Got a new tent – add some extra protection from harmful UV rays to extend the life of your new tent with Tent & Gear Solarproof. Simply spray on to protect synthetic tents from harmful UV damage whilst adding Durable Water Repellency. It increases fabric strength and protects against deterioration. One application can double the life of fabrics, so it’s a worthwhile investment. 
  • It’s not just tents that need some TLC. Tent & Gear Solarwash and Solarproof can be used to clean and protect other camping items from campervan and caravan awnings, gazebos, toilet tents and fabric camping chairs to sun shades and rucksacks.
  • Refresh your sleeping bag. After living in a stuff sack for months sleeping bags need bringing back to life. Depending on the filling, either Tech Wash or Down Wash Direct will do the trick. Read more HERE on how easy it is to do. 
  • For the inevitable downpour make sure your waterproof jacket has been cleaned and re-proofed to keep you dry. Tech Wash and TX.Direct are go-to products. Both can be used in the washing machine and there’s no need to wait for the jacket to dry in between treatments.
  • Don’t neglect your feet. Stock up on Footwear Cleaning Gel, Waterproof Wax for Leather and Fabric and Leather Proof to clean, add water repellency and breathability to shoes and walking boots.

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