How to wax

Adaptable for a lifetime in nature

G-1000 fabric can be adapted with Greenland Wax to suit different weather conditions and activities. Adding more wax increases the fabric’s water and wind resistance as well as the durability and lifetime of the garment. 

In warmer conditions, the wax can be easily washed out for cooler, more breathable clothing.

Greenland Wax sitting on fabric

Greenland wax

Made from high-quality paraffin and beeswax, which makes Greenland wax more gentle towards both people and the environment than chemical-based impregnation. 
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Applying wax creates a denser fabric that can better withstand wind and rain. It also increases your garment’s durability and lifespan. Apply the wax to the fabric using long strokes, leaving behind a thin, even layer.



Use low to moderate heat. Melt the wax onto the fabric using an iron on the no-steam setting. You can also use a hairdryer.


Apply several times to surfaces that need extra impregnation, such as shoulders, knees, the rear and other exposed areas. In warm climates, the wax can simply be washed out to create a cooler garment with better breathability.

Trekking Jacket Wax

Wax the front, shoulders and hood of the jacket. Leave the back unwaxed so heat and moisture that builds up under your backpack can escape.

High Grass Trouser Wax

Wax your trousers from the knees down to avoid getting wet when trekking in high grass during the dewy, early morning hours.

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