Why We Chose It: Eco-friendly, easy to use, effective
During outdoor activity, whether that’s in the heat of summer or the cold of winter, having a decent baselayer that’ll keep your temperature regulated is absolutely crucial, particularly when it comes to the higher temp stuff like trail running and climbing.
Synthetic baselayers tend to be a good choice right the year round as they’re robust, bring good wicking qualities and will provide warmth even when wet. Their downside, however, is that they can tend to get smelly and sticky quite quickly.
There’s a solution to that problem that we here at Outdoors Magic have found. And it lies in the Sweatproofing solutions offered by Nikwax.
You see, the mistake people usually make that causes their baselayers to smell is washing them incorrectly in the first place. Normal washing detergents just don’t cut it if you want proper performance from your garments. In fact they can be pretty bad for them as they can install hydrophobic properties into the fibres, therefore hindering their ability to lift moisture off your skin. The other big problem is that they can often just mask bad smells instead of removing the bacteria that causes odour build up.
That’s where Nikwax BaseWash comes in. You can use this with your normal laundry load – just chuck your baselayers in as well. What it’ll do is gently lift out dirt and body oils to freshen up the fabrics, making them feel soft and comfortable, instead of damp and sticky.