Nikwax BaseWash

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Formulated specially for cleaning synthetic base-layers, the Nikwax BaseWash is perfect for refreshing all synthetic fiber garments; such as socks, running attire, and travel clothing. Easy to use, a simple washing machine application removes odors, revitalizes wicking properties, and helps quicken the drying process. Environmentally friendly, this treatment is biodegradable, non flammable and non hazardous. Features: Water Based: environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non hazardous, does not contain fluorocarbons. Use with synthetic base layers, socks, travel clothing. BaseWash refreshes and removes odors. Enhances and revitalizes wicking properties. Helps fabric to spread sweat and dry quickly, keeping you more comfortable in all conditions. Increases breathability. Easy to use: can be applied in a washing machine.

- Appalachian Outdoors

You just washed that polypro shirt, and it smells already--next time wash it with Nikwax BaseWash. This product not only removes odors, it also revitalizes your base layer's wicking properties, so your long johns enjoy a longer life. Use the biodegradable Nikwax BaseWash in the washing machine or sink to clean any synthetic base layers or mid-layers.


A product created for cleaning synthetic base-layers. It enhances the fabrics wicking properites, stopping them from stinking and helping them dry more quickly.

- Vargo Outdoors

While synthetic materials are know for their wicking properties, they aren't applauded for their odor control. Nikwax Base Wash cleans and deodorizes the stinkiest of next to skin synthetics. As if neutralizing your long johns wasn't enough, Base Wash increases breathability and improves cooling efficiency.-- Effective formula is specifically designed for synthetic base layers (including Capilene(R) & Driclime(R)), socks, sports apparel and travel clothing-- Removes odors, enhances wicking properties and increases breathability-- Your tent mate will thank you; further inhibits the build up of body odors-- Revitalizes your clothes' performance by rinsing out the pores in the fabric, allowing moisture to pass through-- WaterBased, non-flammable, non-hazardous, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)-- Suitable for front and top loading washing machines

- OMCgear