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Nikwax Down Wash 2.0 - 10 oz.

    Nikwax Down Wash 2.0 - 10 oz.

    Nikwax Down wash safely cleans your down-filled gear to help restore the loft and insulation.

    • $9.75

    Item # 724681

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    • Non-detergent cleaner gently lifts out dirt to restore loft as it revitalizes the original water repellency and maintains breathability
    • Great for use on goose down clothing and sleeping bags
    • Water-based formula is biodegradable and nonflammable; does not contain fluorocarbons


    Item 724681

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    Nikwax Down Wash 2.0 - 10 oz. Specs
    Best use
    10 fluid ounces

    Nikwax Down Wash 2.0 - 10 oz.

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    Rated 4.8667/5 based on 15 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromUsed as directed with good results I followed the instructions, and the sleeping bags came out clean and smelled good...not much more to say!
    Date published: 2013-02-06
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromHave been using this for years. As a very cold-blooded person who doesn't like to exercise indoors, I wear a lot of down. I've used Nikwax Down Wash for years, as it does a good job of cleaning my down jackets and insulators. My jackets look good for years.
    Date published: 2014-03-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromA MUST for any products with down I use this product on anything with down/feathers and it work beautifully. In Norway I used a wash similar to nix on my down parka. And I was so exited when I found Nix at REI. It cleans without stripping the natural oil of the down so the down is keeping its natural warmth.
    Date published: 2008-12-10
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromFresh Clean Smell Once More! My wife and I both have down sleeping bag's that we've been using for sometime now. On our last hike, we noticed that we didn't need to use the Ammo Can's supplied at the campsite to keep the woodland critters away. Since we got back from the hike, I've been looking for a way to clean the sleeping bags. At first the Nikwax seemed a little pricey, but then we called some local dry cleaners. They wanted $30 bucks per sleeping bag to launder them. To clean them, I filled my bathtub 1/4th of the way full with warm water and mixed in about half of the bottle of soap. I worked the water and Nikwax solution into both of the bags real well. Then I rinsed them out a few times with cold water. Next I put them in the washing machine, but only set it to the spin cycle. I ran the spin cycle 3 times, and it got almost all of the water out. After that they went in the dryer for about an hour. No heat, Just tumble dry. I removed them every 20 minutes or so to break up the clumps of down and even it out in the baffles. The sleeping bags came out great, Just as lofty as before, but without any of the smell or dirt. Thanks Nikwax! They smell fresh and clean.
    Date published: 2009-02-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromWorked great! I used this product to wash a bad odor out of my bag. It worked great and didn't seem to damage the down at all. One tip. When you dry your bag make sure to keep it zipped otherwise the down clumps.
    Date published: 2009-08-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromUseful product I use this to handwash my ancient TNF down vest as well as my newer WM bag. Excellent cleaner. I wash them when they start to lose loft. This cleaner strips them of my body oil and, after extensive drying, their loft is fully restored. I love having well used gear coming out looking like new, but more so knowing the restored loft will serve me well on those cold nights. Down gear taken care of will last a really long time, and this down wash helps me take care of my investments. What is good in life? Surely seeing a 30-40 year old vest puffed way out, begging you to take it along on another freezing trip!
    Date published: 2010-10-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNot afraid to wash down anymore It came time to wash my down vest and sleeping bag that had both seen heavy use over the last few seasons. The vest had lost a significant amount of loft from being out in the rain, spilled on at parties, and several backpacking and outdoor misshaps, and my sleeping bag had a funk all of its own. Washing down was something that I had dreaded doing and was concerned for these two items, but went out on a limb to use Down Wash. It's the best. My vest and sleeping bag both seem brand new and fully restored. And the smell is gone, which is great for me and anyone who travels with me. I'm glad I still have half the bottle left, I won't hesitate to use it again.
    Date published: 2010-12-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromIt does its job well I have a couple rei mojave +15 down sleeping bags which recently recieved an unpleasant gift from my dog. So I did some research, ended up at my local REI store and was recommended this stuff and to follow up with nikwax down proof. in both cycles I hand washed in the tub following the directions of the bottles. (I handwashed because I don't have a front-loading washer, otherwise I would have chose the latter.) It was tiring but that's what was recommended in my case. After squeezing as much water out as I could without handling it too rough, I dried them through the dryer, on a low setting until the last few cycles; they needed many cycles to fully dry. now they literally feel and smell brand new! nikwax products apparently result in an odorless clean. I would have liked for it to have a linen fragrance but I'm still very satisfied with the results, as it is completely free of my dog's scents.
    Date published: 2011-12-21

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