Why We Chose The Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Wash And Proof Solutions: Easy application, great value and effective
While it’s good that more and more brands are looking to find ways to make the gear they’re manufacturing greener, it’s undeniable there still seems to be a heck of a lot of stuff going onto the market that just isn’t built to last. Take new tents with PFC-free DWRs for example. A lot of the time this DWR only last a few trips before it starts to fade away.
“Two weeks of constant UV exposure can lead to as much as a 50% reduction in a fabric’s durability and waterproofness”
That’s why we’re glad that Nikwax are around, a company that create products designed to make our kit last longer – ultimately keeping it out of the landfill. Over the last few years at Outdoors Magic we’ve taken a look at their solutions for making our waterproof jackets last longer and our insulation pieces as well. This time, for our Outdoor 100 2020/21, it’s their two solutions for tents and backpacks that we’ve got under the spotlight: Nikwax Solar Wash and Nikwax Solar Proof.
Nikwax Tent And Gear Solar Wash
When you consider the fact that two weeks of constant UV exposure can lead to as much as a 50% reduction in a tent fabric’s durability and waterproofness, it’s certainly good to know that Nikwax have these products that can come to the rescue.
The first one, Solar Wash, is the stuff that you use to keep kit with synthetic fabrics functioning at their best. If, say, you’ve bought a new tent from Webtogs and you want to make sure that the UV and water resistant layer lasts, one single application of this can double the product’s lifespan.
Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof
This solution is the one to use when you feel the UV and water resistant barrier on your kit might be on the wane and needs restoration. Essentially, this will add a new layer of protection, making sure your kit that had been on the way out can return to fighting fit.