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Get ready for the camping season with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash™

Now is the time to place your orders for Nikwax’s latest new product – Tent & Gear SolarWash™. Be amongst the first to ensure this specialist aftercare product is on your shelves!

The camping season is not far away and as the weather improves, people will start to think about dusting down their tents and planning their outdoor adventures. But they need to care appropriately for their equipment in order to prolong the life and use of it.

Ultraviolet light (UV) will damage the synthetic fabric used on tents, leading to a reduction in the fabric tear strength, whilst dirt on the fabrics will damage the water repellency. Within just two weeks of constant exposure to sunlight a tent can lose up to half of its fabric strength, whilst the inner coatings can be subject to mildew.

Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarwash is a water-based cleaning spray, which has been formulated to protect tents, and other synthetic outdoor equipment, against UV light and effectively doubling the life of the equipment.


If the equipment is fairly new, then cleaning with Tent & Gear SolarWash will not only remove dirt and other contaminants, but will add UV protection and revitalise the water repellency. Plus, it can be used up to three times before reproofing is required!

If the equipment is older, worn, or dirty, then after cleaning with Tent & Gear SolarWash, the item(s) can be reproofed with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof, which will add a durable water repellent coating to the entire fabric. The user can remain nice and dry in their tent, whilst prolonging the lifespan of their gear.

Pricing for Tent & Gear SolarWash: 1L2 – 500ml UK Trade: £2.99   1L4 – 2.5L UK Trade: £9.50

Place your order now to ensure you don’t miss out on this new product!

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New Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash

New Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash extends the life of tents by 50 percent, just by cleaning!

Ultraviolet (UV) light and dirt are the two most important sources of damage for tents. UV light attacks the fabric, reducing its strength and causing fading.  Dirt works against water repellency and makes the fabric absorb water, which weakens the waterproof coating’s adhesion to the fabric, and makes the fabric vulnerable to mildew.

Nikwax’s new Tent & Gear SolarWash is a water-based cleaning spray for tents and outdoor equipment that protects against UV degradation whilst removing dirt, and unlike normal detergents, does not leave behind contamination that damages water repellency.

As with all of Nikwax’s technical cleaners, Tent & Gear SolarWash does not just clean, it has additional benefits.  Just one clean with the new product increases the fabric’s resistance to UV light by 50 percent. Plus, it can be used up to three times to revitalise water repellency. When water repellency needs to be restored then fabric cleaned with Tent & Gear SolarWash is perfectly prepared for waterproofing. All of this is achieved without using persistent or hazardous chemistry.

Nick Brown, CEO of Nikwax, said about this latest innovation:
“Tent & Gear SolarWash perfectly complements our product Tent & Gear SolarProof, providing a system that will keep you dry in your tent and make it last far longer. Nikwax puts considerable effort into adding additional benefits to the cleaning process, thereby reducing the frequency of reapplication of waterproofing products. I am proud that our development team, who have been working on this for nearly three years, can continue to create significant innovations for outdoor people.”

Tent & Gear SolarWash will be available to the public in Spring 2017, from outdoor stores and online retailers, RRP £5.99.