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Nikwax Down Wash Direct - 300 ml


Nikwax Down Wash Direct - 300 ml


Brand: Nikwax
  EAN 5020716175101
Weight: 360 g         2 reviews
Nikwax Down Wash Direct is the leading cleaning product for down-filled clothing. It can simply be used in your washing machine at home to safely and thoroughly clean your winter gear, while also revitalising the insulation, water repellency and breathability of both the outer fabric and down fill. This all helps to prevent water absorption, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable.

Through use, dirt and body oils build up on down items; this affects both the fabric and the down fill. Dirt attracts water; if the fabric absorbs water, rain and condensation can easily transfer into the down. If down gets wet it clumps together. This causes it to lose loft and insulation as it can’t trap air effectively. When wet, down loses all of its insulating properties, as water conducts heat away from the body up to 25 times faster than air. It will also gain weight and its breathability will be significantly reduced; leaving you feeling cold, wet and uncomfortable. Therefore it is important to clean your down-filled gear, allowing it to perform to its maximum potential.

If your down items are relatively new, or have recently been treated with Nikwax Down Proof, then cleaning with Nikwax Down Wash Direct will help to maintain their performance. However, once the gear has been thoroughly used, you will need to add Durable Water Repellency, using Nikwax Down Proof, after cleaning first with Nikwax Down Wash Direct. Application in your washing machine ensures that the treatment goes right through each garment, cleaning both the outer fabric and the down fill.

Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of their products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax avoids materials in its cleaners like palm oil, which may be sourced from unsustainable plantations. Nikwax Down Wash is environmentally friendly; it is non-hazardous, water-based and biodegradable.

  • Helps prolong the life of your outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Revives breathability
  • Revitalises original water-repellency
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine
  • 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’
  • Removes detergent residues left behind by previous washes
  • Environmentally friendly, water-based, biodegradable, non-hazardous


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Nikwax Down Wash Direct - 300 ml is rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

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  1 of 2

  This washes down products really well.  

3rd May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 2

  Great for washing down clothing or sleeping bags. I've even washed my duvet with it. Much better than using normal washing products.  

28th April, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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