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Nikwax Creme Waterproofing Wax for Leather

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    • One Color, 100ml
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    27 Reviews

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    Keep your leather goods in top shape and performing at their best.

    You love your leather gloves and boots, except when they get soaked through in a snowstorm or on a wet hike. Waterproof and protect your leather goods with the Nikwax Creme Waterproofing Wax for Leather. This concentrated blend of water-based waxes enhances the water-repellent properties of the leather without compromising breathability, so it won't interfere with the action of Gore-Tex or eVent inserts.
    • Item #NIK0059

    Tech Specs

    Volume
    3.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    waterproofing, conditioning leather
    Manufacturer Warranty
    4 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Just good, not great

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used this on my Sorel boots and my wife's Dansko's. The product does the job, but not as well as some older and waxier NikWax I have used in the past. It however made the shoes look new and seems to improve the water repellancy. I would use this if the shoes are not too old, but old leather might needs some heavier goo.

    Does the jerb.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Buying $15 gloves means you don't get Gore-Tex, but this stuff helps keep water out and you don't have to spend a premium. It needs to be re-applied a few times a year and it isn't "waterproof"--more like highly water-resistant--but for a few bucks, I'll take it.

    Satisfied

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this to waterproof my kinco mittens. It's works real well, though I recommend doing two costs.

    When applying, I had the best results by kneading it into the leather with pressure. It looks sloppy right away but after one day on the mountain the crusty excess wax will fall off.

    This product will make the leather darker in color and a bit more shiny.

    I've also used this on my approach shoes and it worked well for them too.

    It Works!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Not much to say when it comes to waterproofing, either it works or it doesn't. I've used this on a new pair of mittens and it does its job. Water beads right off the mittens. The application of the cream is pretty straight forward. Don't forget to shake well before application.

    okay, but other products do a better job

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Using this on my boots and gloves improved water-resistance, but hardly enough to justify the price when better options exist (mink oil).

    I trust and swear by most nikiwax products, but this isn't one of them.

    Is it part of a waterproofing kit???

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this stuff for ice work and was really hoping my gloves would manage. I paired it with the Nikwax dry treatment for other materials (e.g., synthetics as my gloves have both materials) in the hopes of keeping my digits for another season.

    My gloves didn't soak through to the point of dripping inside. That's the good news. They also didn't freeze solid. But they weren't dry. I was expecting something that would bead early and eventually saturate. What I got was not that.

    My main complaint is that there are no instructions for use. Just an applicator and sever general purpose statements. Do i bake the gloves after? Do they need to be treated with oil before/after? will mink oil affect the wax? Would be nice to get some application instructions on the package.

    Gloves, Boots, Hands, use it everywhere

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This stuff is amazing. Every time I get boots or gloves now, I make sure to apply this right out of the box. Helps keep the water out and really helps maintain the leather. After a quick wash and application of this wax, even an old pair of leather shoes can look nice and fresh again. Why not buy this to help you gear last longer? It's not an expensive addition when you consider how much you're paying for higher quality leather items.

    A little extra protection

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Pretty much all Nikwax products are great. Haven't really met one that I didn't like yet. This one is no exception. Put some of these on your new leather gloves and really up their game. After a while of wear and tear reapply and extend their life a while. Doesn't affect breathability or dexterity or anything like that. Well worth the couple bucks. Your gloves will thank you.

    Crucial

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I rock a bunch of different leather gloves and this treatment has made all the difference. It has boosted the waterpoofing and made them last way long than they should of. Definitely worth the money

    Protect your Swag

      Nikwax is an extremely effective product, and for only $8.50, it's a no brainer for prolonging the life of your gear. Treat your gear before using it, or the leather may start to stiffen up if it gets to wet.



      Applying Nikwax is simple. The tube has a sponge on the end you can use to rub on the Nikwax and try to work it into the seams. I still found it easiest to use a finger and work it in that way. It washes off quickly.

      Easy to apply!

        Used on my La Sportiva Nepals. Water beads up nicely and rolls right off! It does darken the leather slightly, but I think my Nepals actually look better waxed! Doesn't smell terrible, and SUPER easy to apply. Just apply, and gently buff with a cloth. I gave mine a quick brushing, to help restore the slightly rough nap of the leather, and they are good to go!

        Stuff Works

          I've used this to waterproof a few different pairs of leather gloves. I was impressed with how easy it is to apply (just rub into the glove while wearing them, as if you were applying hand lotions). I was also impressed with how any water that came in contact with the glove would just bead up and roll off. A few points worth mentioning: Make sure you let them dry out after applying the creme. Work the wax it into the seems, especially the high wear areas of the glove like the inside of the thumb. Has worked when I've wet the leather of the glove prior and when I've just applied to a dry glove. All in all, a must have product if you have a leather glove.

          Unanswered Question

          I've got Vasque St Elias, and it's oiled nubuck uppers (http://www.backcountry.com/vasque-st.-elias-gtx-backpacking-boot-mens?s=a). I have 2 tubes of this nikwax creme, but will it work with my boots or should I get one specifically for nubuck?

          Thanks!

          I've got a pair of gloves that I can use...

          I've got a pair of gloves that I can use this on but would like to us it on my boots as well but they're suede and nubuck. Can this product be used for suede and nubuck?

          Will this work on my Leather Saddle bags...

          Will this work on my Leather Saddle bags on my Motorcycle? My gear always gets wet inside the bags and I can tell the water is absorbing right into the leather.

          Best Answer

          As long as the material is a smooth leather, this should work very well
          To give you a heads up, this creme tends to darken the color of the leather.
          Also, be sure to clean the saddle bags from dust and dirt before applying the creme, or else you will just waterproof the dust, dirt, and road grime on to your bags.

          Can I wash a Vaude lightweight sleeping...

          Can I wash a Vaude lightweight sleeping bag in a commercial washing machine? I am thinking of washing that along with a Kelty ultralight sleeping bag, and I don't feel like spending $50 to have it done by someone else.

          if you are like me, you cut the "care" instructions out of your bag when you got it home. i would definitely NOT use the product you posted your question under to wash it. i wash my synthetic bags in my high-efficiency front load washing machine on a delicate cycle (usually inside out) one at a time. i use a hypoallergenic detergent as they are less "perfumy" and usually use milder chemicals. i keep my down bags away as they have irreparably bunched up toward the foot. i hand wash my down bags. i understand you can wash some bags on delicate cycles in commercial machines, but i do not trust them...they have ruined clothes before that did not cost $200! i would definitely not dry clean. i have had good luck with stuffing them with clothes after washing to maintain loft. and skip the spin cycle!

          Do you have to bake your gloves for this...

          Do you have to bake your gloves for this to work? Im about to buy hestras but dont have an oven because Im at college

          Best Answer

          Hi! You absolutely don't need an oven to use the Creme Waterproofing Wax. You should apply it to the gloves when they are damp and they will be waterproof instantly. Don't rush the drying process or it could damage the gloves. Nikwax products are all water-based and don't require heat to "cure" or "set." So, no worries - just put the gloves on when they're wet, apply like hand lotion to proof and let air dry! Thanks for the question. Stay Dry!

          Hi! You absolutely don't need an oven to use the Creme Waterproofing Wax. You should apply it to the gloves when they are damp and they will be waterproof instantly. Don't rush the drying process or it could damage the gloves. Nikwax products are all water-based and don't require heat to "cure" or "set." So, no worries - just put the gloves on when they're wet, apply like hand lotion to proof and let air dry! Thanks for the question. Stay Dry!

          Write your question here... I just purchased...

          Write your question here... I just purchased a pair of Cabella's Kangaroo skin upland boots. Is your waterproofing suitable for kangaroo skin?