G-1000 | Adaptable For A Lifetime In Nature
Fjallraven use G-1000 material in a wide range of their products from backpacks to jackets. G-1000 is a dense fabric made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton, and by using Greenland Wax, it’s adaptable to a wide range of different climactic conditions. By adding Greenland Wax, G-1000 products become water resistant and even more durable. There are five versions of G-1000 material that all offer their own benefits including G-1000 Lite, G-1000 Heavy-Duty and G-1000 Air.
Waxing your G-1000 Garments
Most G-1000 garments come pre-waxed; but they will need a top-up after regular use. By adding Greenland Wax it will add water resistance to your garment and will enhance its wind-resistant properties. Adding Greenland Wax to your garments, will keep you protected against all weather conditions, wherever your adventures may take you.
Made from a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, Greenland Wax is a simple, nature-inspired product that helps protect yourself and your garments from the challenges faced in the outdoors.
Step-By-Step: How to Wax Your G-1000 Garments
Waxing is pretty easy to do. Just remember these three steps: apply; heat; repeat.
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.
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.
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.
To watch step by step videos and learn more about waxing visit our waxing advice page.