Comfortable, practical everyday jacket in durable G-1000 Original and G-1000 Lite. Fixed hood, two side pockets.Comfortable jacket in durable G-1000 Lite with G-1000 Original over the shoulders, a practical everyday garment that also works well in nature. Pre-shaped sleeves and fixed hood that sits snugly around your face. Two vertical zippered pockets, conveniently placed just under the chest for the least possible bulk. Zipper in the front with inner flap. Adjustment at the hem and buttoned sleeve cuffs. Can be waxed for added protection from wind and rain.
Weight: 340 g
Weight reference: in size S
Volume: 0 l
Material name: G-1000
Outer material: G-1000® Lite: 65% polyester, 35% cotton G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
Non textile parts of animal origin: Yes
Adaptable for a lifetime in nature
Customisable weather protection with Greenland Wax
How to wax G-1000
Made from a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, Greenland Wax is a simple, nature-inspired solution to the challenges faced in the outdoors. Most of our G-1000 materials come pre-waxed, but it’s still a good idea to know how to re-apply and remove the wax to adapt your jacket to the conditions.
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 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.
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 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. Stretch out the fabric over the flame and move it back and forth until the wax has melted.
What happens when waxing products with down or synthetic padding or Hydratic lining?
So you don’t affect the filling or 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.