The boffins at Nikwax always seem to be coming up with new things to chuck on our outdoor gear, they’ve just released their latest offering to the Aussie market. They reckon ‘Tent & Gear SolarWash’ & ‘SolarProof’ can double the lifespan of your tent and other gear, decrease the damage exposure to UV has on synthetic materials (just two weeks of summertime sun exposure can cause synthetic materials to lose up to half their strength) and waterproof almost any product.
Designed to complement one another, the two products form a protective coating which helps to maintain the product’s exterior. Both sprays individually increase UV resistance by 50% and form a waterproof shield against unwanted leakage.
With the ability to remove dirt and other barriers that decrease water repellency, SolarWash® increases the Durable Water Repellency of a product to the highest testable standard after just one spray and rub-in. Both water-based sprays can be applied to wet or dry equipment that has been cleaned (for the best results, apply Nikwax SolarWash and SolarProof to brand new equipment.)
Like all Nikwax products, Tent & Gear SolarWash® and SolarProof® are palm oil free, non-hazardous, water-based, biodegradable and contains zero fluorocarbons; which is really rather nice to have in a chemical company. They also aim for cruelty free- you can read more on their website.
Available in leading outdoor and snow retailers nationally.
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash RRP: $25.95
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof RRP: $34.95