MSRP: $9.50 (10oz), $26 (1liter)
With as much money as we have invested in riding gear, it is important to get the most out of each $200 pair of shorts. Nikwax Basewash is the perfect solution, designed to safely clean and deodorize this cleaner also claims to improve a garments wicking properties and accelerates drying. Harsh chemicals in traditional detergents can wear out sensitive athletic clothing after repeated washing.
Nikwax Basewash is designed to gently clean and condition the delicate wicking fabric found in high dollar cycling garb and does so extremely well. Basewash did a great job removing caked in dirt from last weeks muddy ride, while a very subtle scent deodorized the fabric. If you own a dresser full of cycling gear and hope to keep your favorite shorts in tact for years to come, Nikwax basewash is a great investment.
Nikwax also offers specific cleaning products for outerwear and wool clothing (along with a full range of cleaning and waterproofing products). Both of which are specifically designed to improve the fabrics performance properties. If you own a closet full of sport specific clothing and outerwear, laundering with Nikwax provides a gentle, green, and effective way to clean, protect, and improve the performance of most athletic wear, outdoor clothing, and footwear. Nikwax is 100% waterbased and biodegradable and does not contain fluorocarbons/VOCs, which means it is safe for your family, your washer and the environment.