Fjallraven Greenland Wax Made from Paraffin Beeswax  £9.00


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Fjallraven Greenland Wax  - 90g

Wax impregnation for garments made from G-1000 fabric. Handy pack that is easy to take with you in case you need to reinforce your clothing's wind and water resistance when you are out trekking

Simply to apply: Rub on and melt in to get a water-resistant and hardwearing surface. Made from high-quality paraffin and beeswax, which makes Greenland wax more gentle towards both people and the environment than chemical-based impregnation.

A wax block of 90 grams will be enough to wax about ten garments.Rub on and melt in to get a water-resistant and hardwearing surface.

Review: I was extremely surprised how EASY this was to apply to my trousers. Now that I'm becoming more familiar with it, I love how it gives me the ability to add a little more waterproofing where I want, or a little more breathability when and where I need it. I used the hair dryer method and watched as it satisfyingly absorbed into the G-1000 material. Having never bought Fjallraven the thought of buying a wax bar, scraping it into my garments and then burning it in would normally be viewed a little oddly. After all we have DWR, Gore-Tex etc. So why would I buy clothing that needed waxing. Simple enough to say, the wax is a delight to apply, easy to use a hairdryer to fuse it to the material was so easy. So effective and efficient. Once every three washes I reapply and it takes less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee and drink it! I'll be travelling to the UK and will likely use it on my hiking bags before I go. Admittedly, I may buy a bunch more to keep them in my cupboard for years to come since my trousers will last forever! Such a great product from a company I am very pleased with.

Features:

  • Keep your G1000 garmetns happy, hardwearing and water resistant through all your adventures
  • Greenland wax made from paraffin and beeswax.
  • The impregnation used in all Fjallraven G-1000 products.
  • The wax will over time be worn and the product will loose some of its functionality.
  • We recommend that you re-wax your product regularly.
  • Clear - No Colour
  • 90 g  /  3.17 oz

Watch this short video to find our more about the Fjallraven Greenland Wax:

Technical Features:

  • Product Code: F79060
  • Family: Greenland
  • Activity: Everyday Outdoor
  • Material: paraffine, beeswax
  • Legal notice: Contains non-textile elements of animal origin.

Fjällräven G-1000, our own hardwearing outdoor fabric that together with timeless design, creates products that are able to stay in use for many, many years. That’s sustainability through longevity.

How To Wax G-1000 garments:

Note that Greenland Wax offers water-resistance, not waterproofness.

G-1000 is a tough material and the tight weave (except G-1000 Air) makes it naturally pretty wind resistant. But by adding Greenland Wax, made from a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, you can increase this wind resistant, make the fabric even more durable and add water resistance. By removing it, you can make it lighter and airier. Most of our G-1000 garments come pre-waxed; but after a few washes and with regular use the wax will need a top up. And if you know you’re going somewhere that’s likely to be wet and windy, then you can plan ahead and add an extra layer of Greenland Wax. Areas more exposed to the elements like the knees, rear and lower parts of trousers, or the front, hood and back hem of jackets can benefit from some extra wax.

Note that it is only G-1000 that can be waxed. Many of our products aren’t made entirely from G-1000 (please check product description and features). A good deal are made from a combination of materials, such as our Keb Jacket and Trousers that are made with G-1000 and synthetic stretch fabric. 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.  

Waxing is pretty easy to do. Just remember these three steps:

  1. Apply wax - 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 movement becomes jerky.
  2. Heat
    • ​Waxing at home: 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.
    • Waxing on the go: You can also use the flame of a camp stove to melt Greenland Wax. If you choose to wax on the go, hold the garment roughly 20-30cm / 7.8-11.3in above a steady flame. Don’t start too close! Begin further away and slowly move the garment closer to the flame until you see the wax starting to melt. Be careful not to burn the fabric or yourself. Keep out the fabric over the flame and move it back and forth until the wax has melted.
  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.

What happens when waxing products with down or synthetic padding or Hydratic lining? So you don’t affect the filling, lining or the sensitive synthetic lining used to stop down escaping through fabric, we recommend using a hairdryer to warm the wax. For down, you can also use a tumble dryer on a low heat.

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. Or if you’ve washed the jacket once, but it feels as though the wax has washed out. Iron (or use a hairdryer) 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.

Removing Greenland Wax:

Sometimes wind and water resistance isn’t your number one priority. Sometimes you want your garments to allow for airflow, like when it’s warm and sunny. In this case, it’s a good idea to remove Greenland Wax. All you have to do is wash your garment at 40°C / 104°F two or three times.

Being made from cotton and polyester, G-1000 can be machine-washed at 40°C / 104°F (although washing at 30°C / 86°F is kinder to the environment). However, because the Greenland Wax washes out after two or three cycles, we suggest only washing your garment when it really needs it.

If the item is made from a combination of fabrics, you should pay close attention to the washing care label inside the garment – especially those with down or synthetic padding.

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