How to Wax G-1000

Adapt to whatever nature brings

We think G-1000 is the best material for the outdoors. It's naturally tough, lightweight and wind resistant. But by adding Greenland Wax, you can make the fabric even more durable and water resistant and by removing it, you can make it lighter and airier.  

Read our quick tips for maintaining your G-1000 garment just the way you like it. Or read further for our step-by-step guide below.


Quick Tips 

1. Reactivating Greenland Wax

Sometimes you just want to reactivate the Greenland Wax already on the garment, like if that winter jacket has been hanging in storage all summer. Iron the garment on a low heat. The heat will draw the wax out of the fabric and you should be able to feel the difference straight away.

2. Removing Greenland Wax

Sometimes wind and water resistance isn’t your number one priority - during warmer months you may want your garments soft, light and breathable.  All you have to do to remove Greenland wax is to wash your garment at 40°C two or three times.

3. What Not to Wax

Many of our products are made from a combination of G-1000 and other materials, such as our Keb Jacket, with stretch panels. It is only G-1000 that can be waxed. So take extra care when waxing these types of garments to avoid getting wax on non-G-1000 materials. 


Step by step guide

1. Apply |

1. Apply

Take the block of Greenland Wax and rub it with long, smooth strokes against the fabric leaving behind a thin, even layer. You’ll want to apply some pressure when you do this, but not too much that your movements become jerky.

2. Heat |

2. Heat

Using an iron (or a hairdryer) on low to moderate heat, melt the wax into the fabric. Again use long, even strokes. Greenland Wax melts at between 55°C and 60°C (131-140°F), so try to keep the iron temperature around this point – you don’t want the wax to get too runny. Don’t forget to wipe off the iron after use before ironing other garments. 

3. Repeat |

3. Repeat

This step isn’t always necessary, but if you want to make the fabric even more water resistant, repeat the process several times rather than applying a single, thick layer of wax. This is a good idea for exposed sections of the garment such as the hood and shoulders or the knees and rear.