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After a much needed night of rain here in Colorado, I woke this morning with two things on my mind.

  1. Yes! My yard is getting a much needed soaking!
  2. It's Nikwax time!

I'm not going to sugar coat this at all, when it comes to treating, conditioning, and weatherproofing your gear, you need look no further than Nikwax! It's the bee's knees!!! With their large variety of products readily available just about anywhere and everywhere outdoor gear is sold, there is absolutely no excuse for you to not treat your gear. No matter the activity, if you do it in or during implementing weather, you need Nikwax!  For backpackers, campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts Nikwax is a must when it comes to the proper (that's for you Jim) treatment and maintenance of your gear. It's probably one of the most overlooked parts of trip preparation, as well as the cleaning and stowing of your gear. It's one of those things that usually by the time you know you need it, it's far too late. It has been the unsung hero on many backpacking adventures of mine now, and I couldn't have been happier while hunkered down inside of my dry tent! I've also been on trips that were cut short due to the flooding of tents. If these guys would have used Nikwax ahead of time they would have been snug as bug… A favorite way of mine to apply the waterproof treatment to my tent, is to set up my tent in my backyard, apply Nikwax, turn my sprinkler on my tent, and jump in (the tent, not the sprinkler)! It's worked great so far, and I'd much rather find out at home if my tent is leaking than on the trail. Nikwax is by far some of the best and most well used pieces of my inventory. If you have something that needs waterproofing Nikwax more than likely has the solution. Take a peak at this list of products by Nikwax and be sure to visit the Nikwax website for proper instructions and details of use.

For Waterproof use:

  • Aqueous Wax
  • Black Waterproofing Wax for Leather
  • Cotton Proof
  • Down Proof
  • Fabric & Leather Proof
  • Glove Proof
  • Leather Restorer
  • Map Proof
  • Nubuck & Suede Proof
  • Polar Proof
  • Rope Proof
  • Rug Proof
  • SkiSkin Proof
  • SoftShell Proof
  • Tent & Gear SolarProof
  • TX.Direct Spray-On
  • TX.Direct Wash-In
  • Visor Proof
  • Waterproofing Wax for Leather
  • Wax Cotton Proof

For Cleaning:

  • BaseWash
  • BaseWash Gel
  • Down Wash
  • Footwear Cleaning Gel
  • Leather Cleaner
  • Rug Wash
  • Sandal Wash
  • Tech Wash
  • Tech Wash Gel
  • Wool Wash
  • Wool Wash Gel

To Condition:

  • Conditioner for Leather
  • Waterproofing Wax for Leather


If you're fortunate enough to ever make it to the Outdoor Retailer Show, or anywhere else a Nikwax booth might be set up, swing in. The Nikwax reps like their products are sincerely the cream of the crop! They have become some of our favorite people to see and catch up with at the trade shows. They're friendly, informative, they're passionate about their product, and they know how to party! Be it the first day of the show or the very last, they're always smiling, and keeping it a great time. They're just awesome!





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