After some research we came across Nikwax waterproofing solution, which is environmentally safe and we decided to test it on our hemp surfboard boardbags.
I must say that I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised by the results.
Most water repellents contain fluorocarbons and we at Wave Tribe could not justify waterproofing a surfboard bag with nasty chemicals.
Fluorocarbon water-repellents contain gnarly chemicals that are damaging to the environment and humans.
Many people have told us to just waterproof the Hemp at the factory, but if we did this we would be dumping lots of unnecessary chemicals into the environment—that is not an option for us.
The majority of our customers don't need to waterproof their surfboard bag, but in case you like in a wet climate we wanted to make sure you were covered.
Nikwax is a great alternative and fits nicely with our bags:
- No chemical solvents.
- No Fluorocarbons.
- Non-toxic, non-flammable and do not expel fumes.
- Products are not tested on animals and the packaging is recyclable.
We've tested it out and high recommend it for our bags, we'll be offering it by the end of the month if you'd like to purchase it.
Here is a film of the application process and this film shows you the excellent results: