4.7 out of 5
Works as advertised
August 15, 2004
Cleaned and deodorized down sleeping bag.
January 22, 2011
I've had an awesome down comforter from Eddie B. for better than 20 years. The kind w/ the baffle all the way 'round the perimeter. Over the years it had lost it's fluff and some of its warmth factor, even though I washed it before I put it away each year. This year I figured it out. I was using regular laundry detergent (big machine @ laundromat) and I would often have to add fabric softener to wash cycle to kill some of the suds - too much soap. Then I read about this product, and how reg. laundry soap is bad for down, and fabric softener even worse. Bought the large bottle of this stuff on ALTREC, washed @ laundromat w/ extra wash and extra rinse selected, dried as usual. Lo and behold, my comforter has been restored to brand new condition! It's wicked lofty again and mega-warm. THIS PRODUCT WORKS!!Pros: Performance, Ease of use
Great for all Down gear
October 14, 2009
Have used Nikwax down wash for years and always love the result. Used if for clothes, bags and duvet. Hence the big bottle!
Great product for those who like to wash their own down items.
January 24, 2006
The down wash really freshens and restores the loftiness of the item being washed. Eventhough it is suggested to use a front loading machine, I still use our top loading one and agitate the garment or bag by hand. I usually let the item soak for a few hours, then I can use the spin cycle of the machine to extract the water. I have tried using a bathtub, but the down bag soaks up so much water, it is too heavy to lift. So by using the top loader as a tub, I am ready to spin it dry! Nikwax Down Wash is one of the best brands I have tried! Cheryl E.
June 12, 2010
A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Used it for cleaning a 600 fill down vest and it cleaned up well. Some greasy stain did not totally fade (but pre-spotting the second time did the trick). As others have mentioned pre soaking in the machine really makes a difference in getting garment clean would definitely buy again.
Amazing and very cost effective
November 02, 2009
I am glad I bought this item. I used it to wash my down comfortable, jacket, and sleeping bag. I am pretty happy with the result. One thing to note is; make sure to check for lumps during drying process. Tumble dry(no heat) and keep drying it until there are no clumps of down. I also put 3 tennis balls in the dryer to make them puffy. I definitely will buy it again.
This stuff is awesome
November 09, 2010
If you've spent the money on a quality down jacket, sweater, or sleeping bag then spend the few extra bucks to protect your goods with Nikwax Downwash. I just washed my Marmot Zues jacket that had a year worth of dirt and man sweat built up on it. When it came out of the dryer I was shocked by the vibrancy of the color. Be sure to use a few clean tennis balls in the dryer to bring the fluff back to the down.Pros: Performance, Cons: Cost