Our Ski Boot Fitting Service

Why get fitted at The Ski Shop, Captains Cabin Sevenoaks?
We are ski boot fitters and not just ski boot sellers! The Ski Shop, Captains Cabin Sevenoaks have been fitting ski boots for 25 years and provide a full ski boot fitting service. 
 
We continuously invest in staff training in order to provide the best fitting service to you. As well as continuous training, updates and refresher courses from all the leading brands, our ski boot fitters have been on many ski boot and ski tests and courses ranging from Whistler to Austria, even to the Snowdome. 4 of our boot fitters are Master Fit University trained and certificated. Master Fit University is a global training center in Kitzbuhel Austria for professional footwear fitters.
                                                                                                                                                                    
We have a vast array of equipment for ski boot fitting, eg from specialist machines for making custom moulded insoles / footbeds, heat ovens, heat machines, podoscopes, stretching equipment and much more. We have an onsite fully equipped ski servicing centre with full workshop facilities for most repairs and customisation.
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Before you come to us for a ski boot fitting, a few helpful points to remember/consider regarding times.
 
1. No appointment needed as we work on a 1st come 1st served basis every day.
   However we can offer (subject to availability) on Saturday mornings x3  appointments for 9am and x3 for Sunday 10am. After that its a case of waiting your turn.
 
To book those early morning time slots Please ring in advance 01732 464463
 
Please allow yourself plenty of time of about 1 to 1.5 hours. Maybe less, maybe more but we do not rush.
We close at 5.30pm on weekdays and 4pm on Sundays (Sundays from November) so please come before 4.30 weekdays and 3pm Sundays
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The internet, auction sites and European online only ski warehouses will not and can not fit or customise your ski boots properly!
 
Our very own ski boot fitting guide can be read here from this link.
 
 
Established 25 years ago, The Ski Shop - Captains Cabin Sevenoaks Ltd is a family owned and operated independent specialist UK ski shop catering to all your skiing needs right in the heart of South East England.
       113-117 St Johns Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3PE. Phone 01732 464463
 
On-site we have a fully equipped Ski and Snowboard Servicing Workshop now upgraded with a new state-of-the-art Wintersteiger Omega SBI servicing machine. We are fully equipped for servicing skis, ski boots and snowboards. Professional and expert ski boot fitting available, Insta Print Custom Moulded Insoles, Superfeet Custom Moulded Insoles, ski boot heat moulding and custom shell facilities on site.
Ski boot modifications and stretching also available.
Our Ski and Equipment Hire is very competitively priced and are guaranteed to have had significantly less time on the piste as those rented on resort..
 
We are ideally located, and very simple to get to being right on the Kent/Surrey/London border; a 30 minute train journey from London Charing Cross or Waterloo, we are 15 minutes walk from Sevenoaks Station or 5 minutes walk from Bat & Ball Station and a few miles from J5 M25 and J3 M20. If you take advantage of our fantastic Ski and Equipment Rental service then simply pick up your hire on the way to the Channel Tunnel or London Gatwick Airport which is only 40 minutes away.
 
Our friendly and professional team are all highly enthusiastic skiers and have almost 100 years combined experience on the slopes! As an independent family owned and run retailer we endeavour to offer a personal approach to your shopping experience and aim to promote a more intimate environment in which we can match our knowledge and expertise more closely to your individual needs and aspirations.
 
Please browse our site but if you wish to talk to someone don't hesitate to telephone us on 01732 464463. Or, of course, if you are in the South East/London area pop into our store.. 
113-117 St Johns Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3PE. 
 
CAR PARKING close by - Low cost council PAY and Display Car Parks at St Johns and St James Car parks.
40p an Hour, 60p for 2 Hours. FREE on Sundays.
 
See you soon
 
     

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Nikwax Down Proof 300ml

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Easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for down filled clothing and gear. Adds Durable Water Repellency; reducing weight gain, maintaining the insulation and breathability of down filled items.
 
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Why Down garments lose their insulating properties when they get wet?

Down filled items are used to provide lightweight insulation to keep you warm. The structure of down allows air to be trapped between its filaments and warmed by body heat to provide insulation for the user.
 
If down gets wet it clumps together. This causes it to lose loft and insulation as it can’t trap air effectively. When wet, down loses all of its insulating properties, as water conducts heat away from the body up to 25 times faster than air. It will also gain weight and its breathability will be significantly reduced; leaving you feeling cold, wet and uncomfortable. Down filled items are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. Therefore it is important to stop down filled gear from getting wet by applying Durable Water Repellency (DWR). The outer fabric of your down filled item, as well as the down inside, must be maintained to ensure comfort. Through use it will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Down Proof™.
 
Use Nikwax Down Proof when your items soak up water.
Your down gear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Down Wash™, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalised just from cleaning. But, once the gear has been thoroughly used, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax Down Proof™, after cleaning first with Nikwax Down Wash™. This will add DWR to the outer fabric of the gear and also the down fill.
 
Down items need Nikwax Down Proof to maintain insulation.
Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols; alternatively, they may be water-based and use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable. Fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer.
Additionally, alternative waterproofing products that are not designed specifically for the treatment of down items may compromise the loft properties of down. Often these are just surface treatments which will only treat the fabric and not the down fill.
 
Nikwax Down Proof™ is a safe product to use on down filled items. It is WaterBased, non-flammable, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free. Nikwax Down Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimised for down items, providing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to both the outer fabric and the down fill, whilst maintaining insulation and breathability.
 
How Nikwax Down Proof protects.
Nikwax Down Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimised for down filled gear. It adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which protects against rain and condensation, improving the natural insulating properties of down.
 
Nikwax Down Proof™ prolongs the effective life of your down gear. It leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual down filaments and fabric fibres allowing moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability and optimising performance in cold and damp conditions.
 
Nikwax Down Proof™ is a safe, easy to use product for down filled gear. It is quick to apply in a washing machine and ensures that the treatment goes right through the item, treating both the outer fabric and the down fill. The DWR of Nikwax Down Proof™ develops on air drying. However, tumble drying is recommended to ensure that the down is dried thoroughly and as quickly as possible. Leaving down wet or damp can ruin it completely.
 
Use Nikwax Down Proof in a washing machine.
For best results remove all non-washable parts and clean item(s) first with Nikwax Down Wash™ in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Shake well before use. Follow care label instructions (large items can be treated by hand).
 
Remove all detergent build up from the detergent dispenser.
Place clean item in washing machine (maximum 1 item).
Use 150ml for 1 item.
Run 30°C synthetic cycle and slow spin.
After the cycle has finished run multiple spin cycles, each time incrementally increasing the spin speed, to remove excess water.
To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax Down Wash™. Do not use detergents.

Make sure you thoroughly dry your down filled gear.
To get the maximum amount of water out of your down it’s best to spin dry multiple times, each time incrementally increasing the speed of the spin cycle. Wet down is heavy, so if items are spun too quickly while still holding a large amount of water it is possible that internal baffles may be broken.

Nikwax Down Proof™ treated items need no heat to develop water repellency. However, tumble drying is recommended (if care label allows) to ensure that the down is dried thoroughly and as quickly as possible. Leaving down wet or damp can ruin it completely. Tumble dry according to manufacturer’s instructions on a low setting until clumps have disappeared. Ensure that there is sufficient room in the tumble drier to house the item once dry, as items will return to their original size during the drying process.
 
Teasing apart clumps repeatedly during drying process will help restore loft to the down. After tumble drying it is recommended to air item(s) for at least a day in a warm and dry space, prior to packing away.

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    Delivery
    Bulky items have a £10 delivery charge to UK mainland and £20 delivery charge to N.Ireland, Highlands and Islands. These items include all adult ski poles, wheeled holdalls and double wheeled ski bags.
     
    We are delighted to be able to offer DPD next day shipping at a fantastic price of £5. Please order before 12:30pm to qualify.
     
    You may want to take advantage of our Click and Collect Service. (option at the checkout process on website) Orders generally are ready after a couple of hours of receiving your order. (except skis) If someone is collecting your order for you, please notify us and give them proof of your order. Click and Collect Skis that need setting up and waxing can not be collected on a next day. Please ring for ready times. 01732 464463
     
    Please be aware, for security reasons we will not leave instructions for parcels to be thrown over fences, left in porches, garages, wheelie bins or doorsteps etc. Signatures are required.
     
    A working day is Monday - Friday and doesn't include bank holidays. Please also note that orders to Highlands and Islands and BFPO addresses will take longer. Extreme weather conditions can cause delays to all delivery options and refunds are not available for delays that are outside of our control.
     
     

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    Returns
    You have the right to return the goods back to us within 14 days of receiving them, provided they are returned in resalable condition and with all the original product packaging, labels & tags. Late returns, after 14 days but within 30 days, a credit will be issued via reward points on your account. The buyer will be responsible for the cost and safe return of the goods. When this is satisfied a refund will be made. Returns form at bottom of page, or simply add a note with your name and details with the returns
     
    Where the above criteria for return of goods is not fulfilled, the Buyer agrees to pay for any loss or extra costs incurred. To return goods, please complete our returns form and arrange for the item(s) to be returned at the buyers cost. Whilst we will make every attempt to remedy this type of situation, we must emphasise it is in everyone's interest to ensure that the correct items are being ordered and are suited to your particular requirements.
     
    For health and hygeine reasons Faulty/used dirty returns eg ski pants, jackets must be washed before being sent back to us.
    Thank you
     
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    The Ski Shop, Captains Cabin Sevenoaks.
    113/117 St. John´s Hill,
    Sevenoaks, Kent,
    TN13 3PE 
    Telephone 01732 464463

     

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    Click & Collect

    Free Click & Collect Whenever you order with us online you can choose to collect in our store at your convenience - even on the same day, with the exception of skis that need setting up. You can select Click & Collect at the start of the checkout process. View our full click and collect information here

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    With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

    You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!

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    With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

    So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

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    Estimated Delivery Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

    The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery Dates provided on product pages.

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