Nikwax Introduces the World’s Highest-Performing Waterproof Down
Nikwax Introduces the World’s Highest-Performing Waterproof Down (Photo: Nikwax)
Sponsor Content: Nikwax

Nikwax Introduces the World’s Highest-Performing Waterproof Down

NHD+ and NHD Recycled prove that industry-leading waterproof down doesn’t need PFCs

Nikwax Introduces the World’s Highest-Performing Waterproof Down

Nikwax, the international leader in PFC-free high-performance technical cleaners and waterproofing products for outdoor apparel, footwear, and gear, has introduced the world’s highest-performing waterproof downs. Nikwax Hydrophobic Down+ (NHD+) and Nikwax Hydrophobic Down Recycled (NHD Recycled) offer brand partners the highest-performing waterproof down insulation while also being completely free of all PFCs.

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down+

The world’s highest-performing waterproof down fill:

  •         Completely PFC-free formula
  •         Exceeds 10,000 minutes on the IDFB 18a Shake Test
  •         Responsible Down Certified (RDS)
  •         Available in 650–900 fill powers
  •         Keeps users dry more than 600 percent longer than competing waterproof down products
  •         Designed for lasting performance with Nikwax aftercare products

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down Recycled

The world’s highest-performing waterproof recycled down fill:

  •         Completely PFC-free formula 
  •         Exceeds 1,000 minutes on the IDFB 18a shake test
  •         Composed completely of recycled down fill
  •         Global  Recycled Standard (GRS) certification available
  •         Available in 650–800 fill powers
  •         Keeps users dry more than 900 percent longer than untreated down
  •         Designed for lasting performance with Nikwax aftercare products

With 45 years of experience in high-performing PFC-free aftercare products, Nikwax is able to deliver the highest-performing hydrophobic down products to outdoor-industry brands. Nikwax understands its fundamental responsibility to preserve the natural environment while preventing further damage to the planet and its people. The company continues to lead with innovative, sustainable, ethical, authentic, and fair practices.

“Our industry partners have been searching for high-performing, PFC-free, sustainable hydrophobic down fill options, and we’ve been able to deliver two that are not only PFC-free but perform better than anything else in their respective categories,” says Nikwax North America President Brian Davidson. “Nikwax is known for being a leader in PFC-free chemistry, sustainability, and high performance, and we’re looking forward to elevating our brand partners with these new insulation options.”


Founded in 1977, Nikwax is the trusted global leader in environmentally safe cleaning and waterproofing solutions that extend the performance life of outdoor clothing, footwear, and equipment. The brand’s 45-year commitment to clean chemistry means never using PFCs or aerosols and not testing on animals. Its product line is water-based and non-persistent, and all product bottles are made from 100 percent postconsumer recycled plastic that can be recycled again. Nikwax has carbon-balanced all 45 years of its operations and recently became an employee-owned trust.

Lead Photo: Nikwax

promo logo
sms