OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down Technology

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down (NHD)

Award   WINNER 2018
Category   Sleeping bags/ Sleeping mats
Company   Nikwax

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down (NHD) is a technology designed to resist water. Individual down fibres are treated with Nikwax, meaning Nikwax Hydrophobic Down is 50x more water-repellent than conventional down. It maintains its ability to insulate you even after being shaken with water for 16 hours, extending the range of conditions in which you can use your favourite down clothing and gear. NHD technology is used by leading outdoor brands in down sleeping bags and jackets, including Rab, Berghaus, Alpkit, Sea to Summit, Mountain Hardwear and Therm-A-Rest. Look for NHD on the label. NHD is produced without PFCs or other environmentally persistent chemicals.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Functionality
  • Sustainability

Jury Statement

A new step forward for eco-friendly, innovative, functional down production. Nikwax Hydrophobic technology makes down fifty times more water repellent than conventional down.