Fjallraven Greenland Wax - How to Guide
Made from a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, Greenland Wax is the perfect partner for your G-1000 garment.
Although most of Fjallraven's G-1000 garments come pre-waxed it is still a good idea to know how to re-apply and care for you product as through wear and wash the wax will need topping up.
How To Wax G-1000
By adding Greenland Wax to G-1000 you can increase the wind resistance and water repellence of the material making it suitable for the occasional shower.
*Note Greenland Wax will only offer water resistance and not waterproofness.
Follow the guide on how to wax your G-1000 item in three easy steps.
Step 1: Applying the wax
Take the block of Greenland Wax and rub it against the fabric in long, thin, strokes leaving behind even layers of wax. Some pressure will be needed when applying, but not so much that the movement becomes jerky.
Step 2: Add some heat
Using an iron or hairdryer on a low to moderate heat, melt the wax into the fabric. This should be done using long and even strokes. The melting point for Greenland Wax is around 55-60ºC / 131-140ºF so try to keep the temperature around this point as we don’t want the wax to get runny.
Note - If using an iron, don’t forget to wipe off after use before ironing other garments.
Step 3: Repeat
This step isn’t always necessary, but if you want to make the fabric even more water repellent , repeat steps 1 & 2 several times. This can be a good idea for exposed sections of a jacket, such as the hood or shoulders.
If waxing an item with down or synthetic insulation the use of a hairdryer is recommended to warm the wax and prevent damaging the filling. For down fill items you can also use a tumble dryer on low heat.
If a garment has been stored for a period of time you may need to reactivate the wax, this can be done by applying low heat. The heat will draw the wax from the fabric and you should notice the difference straight away.
*Please be aware that the Greenland Wax should only be used on G-1000 materials, and not on any synthetic materials.
Quick waxing tips for jackets.
Removing Greenland Wax
Come summer or warmer climates, wind and water resistance may not be your top priority. The need for airflow and breathability can be achieved by removing the Greenland Wax from your jacket or trousers. All you have to do is wash your garment at 40º two or three times to remove the wax and let your garment breath.