The G-1000 fabric used by most Fjallraven garments comes impregnated with Greenland wax. This wax can be purchased in bars that is then ironed into a garment to further increase its weather resistance. It’s a simple idea that creates an unbeatable result.
Fjallraven’s Greenland wax is a secret recipe made by blending Paraffin and High Quality Beeswax in a pot. Invented in 1960, Fjallraven now make 70,000 bars of wax a year in the exact same pot that the first bar was made in. Talk about authentic.
Greenland wax is a natural and environmentally friendly wax. Paraffin is an oil-based product and is frequently used in skincare products so you needn’t worry about the irritation some synthetic waxes cause. The natural beeswax is a byproduct of natural honey production so has no impact on the environment.
The most important thing about Greenland wax is that it extends the life of your garment and adds durability. It’s not unknown for Fjallraven clothing and equipment to be handed down through generations – a sure sign of the usefulness and robustness of the brand.
Different applications of wax help adapt garments to varying conditions. The ability to add and remove Greenland wax to your Fjallraven clothing makes it one of the most versatile brands in the outdoor world.
A. Classic Trouser Wax
Wax the knees and seat of your trousers with wax to add protection for sitting down or kneeling.
B. “High Grass Wax”
Ideal for wading through higher grass and staying dry, applying wax to these areas is the perfect option for anyone involved in forest and grassland adventures.
C. Jacket Trekking Wax
Fully waxing the front of a jacket and waxing only the hood and shoulders at the back makes an exceptionally durable garment that allows heat to escape from the unwaxed area.
D. Double Waxed Back
Adding a double layer to this area of a Jacket keeps out winter moisture.
You can remove the wax with two-three washes at 40C, ideal for summer days when you want a garment with maximum breathability.
Garments made of G-1000 are easy to impregnate with Greenland wax. It melts at 60C, so can be used with low heat devices such as hair dryers and low temperature irons. Simply heat the wax up and gradually increase the temperature until you see it melt into the fabric.
Hybrid garments that use G-1000 and other fabric demand you pay more attention when waxing.
Waxing a hybrid garment, such as one with G-1000 and nylon, is relatively simple. First you smooth the wax onto the G-1000 then heat it with a hair dryer or an iron on the lowest setting. However, make sure you DO NOT wax the stretch fabric or MT fabric (if applicable).
Waxing garments with Down Padding requires more care with the heat, as down can be sensitive to heat. The easiest way to accomplish waxing is to wax the garment then tumble dry it on the lowest heat with one or two tennis balls to fluff up the down.
Waxing synthetic and hydratic lined garments can be done with a hair dryer, or they can be left in a warm drying cupboard for the wax to impregnate.