Nikwax was first commercially produced in 1977 by outdoor enthusiast Nick Brown. Being keen on hiking he quickly got fed up with outdoor boots and clothes not being totally waterproof and created his own wax waterproofing for boots. His product did not soften boots so that they lost their form and support which made it so effective that aftercare products soon evolved to this new standard and Nikwax took the industry by storm.
In the 1980s Nick turned to clothing, and following the trend for environmentally friendly products, he eliminated the use of harmful and inflammable solvents and fluorocarbons which had previously been used in waterproofing products and created the Nickwax Water-Based Range. These water-based products restore waterproofing to clothes simply by using the washing machine. The Nikwax family has grown to match modern technological advances in waterproofing and has ranges which enhance the qualities of products such as Gore-Tex and eVENT, meaning it is now able to restore waterproofing and water-repellence to varied items such as fleeces, gaiters, tents, sleeping bags and duvets.
Here at The Country Catalogue we want the clothing you invest in from us to provide the same high performance throughout it's life as the same day you purchase it. We believe the fantastic waterproofing range from Nikwax will help you with this by extending the life and performance of your country clothing, footwear and equipment by refreshing and re-proofing the clothing's water-repellent clothing.