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  • Muzzle
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    btw where are all you RDF Maxifuel chompers when the orienteering comes round ?
    On shooting teams

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  • trellheim
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    btw where are all you RDF Maxifuel chompers when the orienteering comes round ?

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  • trellheim
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    I'm considering a move out into A&AR, as only forum members can see this thread, also I'll split the bootpolish thing out into its own thread, I've a mind to set up a separate "Gear" forum as well.

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  • Muzzle
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    BTW my package from Maxifuel arrived this morning, cant wait to give it a go between exercises and adventure races.

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  • Muzzle
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    Kiwi polish is an oil. NikWax is a brand name in reality its not wax and is designed to remain breathable while repelling water. Its made for gortex boots:

    http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/how_nikw...troduction.php

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  • apod
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    Originally posted by Duffman View Post
    Yup PM me the contact details and will amend accordingly.
    Done.Thanks.

    Originally posted by Goose View Post
    Surely the Nikwax is better for the breathability of gore-tex boots compared to Kiwi. Its even designed for and recommended to use on Gore-Tex even by some of the manufacturers. Its the only stuff I ever use on my boots and seems to work great.
    I have both care guides(that came with them) for my Lowas in front of me.Point seven in the small leaflet says"avoid oils and fats".Fats include wax and dubbin.
    In the larger leaflet point seven expands upon this.
    "Oils and fats can only be recommend for use in exceptional circumstances.
    Athough oils and fats make the leather very soft,the footwear will lose some of its rigidity and the pores of the leather will become clogged,which means the leather will lose much of its breathability-the wellington boots syndrome."
    In the guide leaflet for my issue Haix boots it clearly states that polish will not effect the performance of the boots.
    My understanding from talking to outdoor equipment experts is that polish will sit on the outer layer of the boot to a certain extent but replenishes the natural oils in the leather thus stopping them from overdrying and cracking.
    Wax/fat products soak into the leather and do as described above.
    The worst thing you can use ,esp on Goretex type boots is scuff coat.That REALLY soaks through the leather and attacks the breathable membrane.Not good for expensive boots!

    Aplogies MODS for going off topic.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Goose View Post
    Surely the Nikwax is better for the breathability of gore-tex boots compared to Kiwi. Its even designed for and recommended to use on Gore-Tex even by some of the manufacturers. Its the only stuff I ever use on my boots and seems to work great.
    i agree Goose, none of my boots - Lowa's or Altberg's recommend polish, but they both recommend an impregnator - such as NikWax.

    i do give them a light dusting of polish for barracks use but when headed out into the field an impregnator is much better.

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  • Goose
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    Dont use Nikwax mate.It clogs the pores in the leather reducing breathability Esp with Goretex boots.Good ole Kiwi for me everytime.
    Surely the Nikwax is better for the breathability of gore-tex boots compared to Kiwi. Its even designed for and recommended to use on Gore-Tex even by some of the manufacturers. Its the only stuff I ever use on my boots and seems to work great.

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  • Duffman
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    Dont use Nikwax mate.It clogs the pores in the leather reducing breathability Esp with Goretex boots.Good ole Kiwi for me everytime.
    Duffman.I forgot to include my contact number on my E-mailAre you involved with the Company?Will PM'ing it to you suffice or is a new E-mail required??
    Yup PM me the contact details and will amend accordingly.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    found these in the Canex here:



    quite nice, but they aren't cheap so make the most of your free Maxifuel stuff!
    Attached Files

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  • Hello Alaska
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    free stuff from who?
    There was a stand from Maxifuel at the admin area at the end of the race.

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  • DeV
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    See post #1

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Hello Alaska View Post
    The lads in my Unit on the 2 Bn team who won the Wicklow Way got a load of stuff from them, I'll have to ask them how they found it.
    free stuff from who?

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  • Hello Alaska
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    The lads in my Unit on the 2 Bn team who won the Wicklow Way got a load of stuff from them, I'll have to ask them how they found it.

    Alas it would've been me on the winning team but for an injury. I'm cracking cause they got about 60 quids worth of stuff of them.

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  • DeV
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    The free Nikwax was for clothing, very effective on DPMs to make rain run off them.

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