Nikwax Hydrophobic Down shows that the best available technology can be the most environmentally friendly

Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear

 

Materials - Hydrophobic-Down


The safe, high performance, PFC-free, water resistant down fill for outdoor clothing and gear.

Keeps users warmer and drier in a wider range of conditions.

Why Nikwax Hydrophobic Down?

It keeps you dry: Nikwax Hydrophobic Down resists wetting; maintaining the insulation properties and breathability of your down gear...

It keeps you warm: Outdoor gear using Nikwax Hydrophobic Down resists getting wet, so the loft and insulation properties of your gear are maintained and you stay warm...

It keeps you comfortable: When other down insulating gear fails, Nikwax Hydrophobic Down continues performing, keeping you comfortable for longer...

Safer for you and the environment: Nikwax Hydrophobic Down treatment is water based and free from PFCs and other environmentally persistent chemicals...

Introducing the world’s best performing hydrophobic down

We are proud to set a new standard in high performance insulation materials.

NHD+ is the first and only hydrophobic down to exceed 10,000 minutes on the industry IDFB 18a Shake Test**. That’s 7 days constant exposure to water.

NHD+ keeps users warm, dry and comfortable in a wider range of conditions. It will not wet out from rain, snow, and condensation produced whilst exercising or camping.

NHD+ also keeps users warmer and drier in extreme cold, making it perfect for use whilst alpine trekking and mountaineering.

Environmentally friendly high performance

Enhancing the performance of recycled down.

The first recycled down to achieve 1,000 minutes on the IDFB 18a Shake Test**.

NHD Recycled was created to support our partners wishing to use recycled down and still wanting a high performance hydrophobic material.

Nikwax have created a treatment suitable for recycled down, giving old down a new life.

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down in Action

The floating sleeping bag experiment. The Nikwax team headed out to Iceland to conduct an experiment specifically designed to demonstrate the waterproofing capabilities of Nikwax Hydrophobic Down*.

*Sleeping bags are not flotation devices of any sort, so please DO NOT try to replicate this experiment.

**Standard Down lasts a maximum of 20 minutes shake time. To be considered hydrophobic, treated down must reach a minimum of just 40 minutes shake time.

Leading outdoor brands use Nikwax Hydrophobic Down

Many leading outdoor clothing brands use Nikwax Hydrophobic Down, here are a selection: