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Helpful hints: Adapt G-1000 to match specific demands

You can adapt your outdoor clothing in G-1000 according to the situation and what you want by applying different amounts of wax onto different parts of the garment. Remember that it is always better to apply several thin layers of wax and then melt them in one layer at a time, than it is to apply a single thick layer.

More wax protects against wind and rain

It is often a good idea to reinforce impregnation on sections that are more exposed to wind, rain and wear. Here are some classic examples:


A. Wax the knees and rear of your trousers with a double layer of wax to get good protection where you need it most: when you kneel or sit down when you take a rest.

B. Trousers can be waxed from the knees down to avoid getting wet when trekking in long grass in the early morning hours, for example when hunting.

C. A jacket that is used for mountain trekking can be waxed on the front, shoulders and hood, but leave the back unwaxed so excess heat and moisture that might build up under a backpack can be released.

D. An extended back panel on a winter parka can be given a double layer of wax so you keep dry when sitting on wet surfaces.

Less wax gives maximum ventilation

Are you using your G-1000 clothing in warm climates? Then you will most likely want a cooler garment with maximum ventilation.

Wash your garment in a machine at 40°C. After two-three washes the wax will be completely washed out of the fabric. Unwaxed G-1000 can effectively ventilate out moisture from inside and keep you dryer. This is more comfortable in the summer for example or when travelling in warm climates.