A garment made only from G-1000 can easily handle moderate heat from an iron (two dots on the dial). Hybrid garments, down- or synthetic-padded garments or garments made from Hydratic require gentler care.
Waxing a hybrid garment
Hybrid garments are garments that combine different fabrics, such as G-1000 and stretch (Nylon 6.6), for example in our Keb Trousers. It is just as easy to wax a hybrid garment as it is to wax garments that are made entirely from G-1000.
Spread Greenland Wax on the section made from G-1000 and melt it into the fibres using an iron or hair dryer.
Do not wax the stretch fabric. If you sent the iron on low (one dot on the dial, 110°C) you don’t have to worry about burning the stretch fabric upun contact.
On sections with more G-1000, for example the seams, the iron can be set at moderate heat (two dots on the dial, 150°C). Work a bit faster to melt the wax into the fabric. This will not damage the stretch fabric in adjacent sections, either.
Waxing garments with down padding
The simplest way to wax G-1000 garments with down padding is to use a dryer set at low heat and throw in one or two tennis balls to help fluff up the down. You can also use a hair dryer.
Remember that the down normally is packed in a downproof synthetic lining so the jacket will not leak. This lining can be more sensitive to heat than the G-1000 fabric. This is the main reason why it is not such a good idea to use an iron on a down-padded G-1000 garment.
Waxing garments with synthetic padding
The best way to wax G-1000 clothing with synthetic padding is to use an iron set on low (one dot on the dial, 110°C).
Waxing garments with a Hydratic lining
The best way to wax G-1000 clothing with a Hydratic lining is also to use a set iron set on low (one dot on the dial, 110°C) to melt the wax.