Nikwax BaseFresh® is the latest handy product from the gear-proofing experts, designed to keep your base layers functioning like new and stay odour free.
For active people everywhere, including skiers, snowboarders, hikers, runners, cyclists, mountaineers and urban trekkers, BaseFresh® is now available in Australia.
Why Base Layers?
All active people should use base layers to effectively manage body moisture and regulate temperature. Designed to maintain your comfort whilst improving the overall absorption rating of your base-layer gear, BaseFresh® is particularly useful for skiers and boarders who may not have the quick change option like joggers – we often come in from exertion to the aprés-bar or lodge from cold to hot without the chance to change, so staying odour free is handy – for us and those around us.
Getting the right base layers in the first place helps, like Lé Bent Le Base as we road tested in Japan, but Nikwax BaseFresh improves any of this gear’s performance.
How BaseFresh® Works:
Base layers are designed to be worn next to the skin, providing user comfort by maintaining body temperature and controlling moisture. The fabrics used are high wicking (they will spread moisture out over a large area), fast drying and breathable. Thus, it’s essential to maintain these properties when caring for base layers.
Combating the build-up of body oils and bacteria is vital, especially within synthetic base layers. When not kept in check, base-layers often stockpile bacteria, resulting in long-lasting odours. Unlike conventional detergents or fabric conditioners, odours are properly addressed with BaseFresh®, rather than merely masked.
To keep base layers functioning properly, care must be taken when washing. Using conventional household detergents or fabric conditioners can impair wicking properties by causing the fabric to retain moisture. This leads to reduced wicking capabilities and slow drying of the fabric.
BaseFresh® is a no-brainer for for skiing and boarding, and for a host of other activities. Available now at all trusted outdoor retailers.
Visit www.nikwax.com for more information
Nikwax BaseFresh® 300ML RRP: $19.95
Nikwax BaseFresh is dead simple to use:
- Place item(s) in the washing machine (with normal laundry load).
- Use the usual amount of regular detergent.
- Add 2fl oz/50ml of BaseFresh® to fabric softener dispenser.
- Wash according to care label.
- Enjoy your freshly improved gear!