Why We Chose Nikwax Camping Care Kit: Inexpensive, effective, eco-friendly
A warm, sunny day might seem like the perfect conditions for adventures in the great outdoors. But while that’s true, that big yellow guy up in the sky is also one of the biggest killers of outdoor kit. That’s because the sun’s rays also emit harmful UV radiation, which can be hugely damaging to synthetic fabrics.
Think about it: you spend a few hours unprotected in the sunshine, and what happens? You get sunburnt. That’s why we cover up with long sleeves and hats, or slather on plenty of high-UPF sunscreen. But what’s protecting your precious kit from UV damage? Nothing. Until now.
Nikwax’s Camping Care Kit contains two solutions: Tent and Gear Solar Wash and Tent and Gear Solar Proof. And these two sprays are specially designed to help you wash your gear, to reproof it and to give it a protective UV barrier. Think of it as sunscreen for your tent or rucksack. Ultimately, when used together these two sprays are going to make your kit last much, much longer.
They’re really easy to use – you can just spray them on. You can see the process in this video we made out in Albania’s Accursed Mountains.
We should add that the Camping Care Kit also comes with a rolltop waterproof dry bag and two handy microfibre cloths to help with the cleaning process.
Who Is Nikwax’s Camping Care Kit For?
It’s for everyone and anyone who has a nice tent, rucksack or other bit of outdoor gear that they’d quite like to look after, thank you very much.
Obviously, the specific constituent ingredients in this stuff are a trade secret – otherwise we’d be mixing it up in the shed ourselves and flogging it off as ‘Magicwax’. But if you’re worried about it containing lots of nasty chemicals, we can put your mind at rest. All Nikwax formulations are water-based, while also being non-flammable, aerosol-free and PFC-free.