Wax jackets usually consist of cotton jackets that have been treated with wax. They are cut relatively long so that the hips and buttocks are also covered. Wax jackets are suitable for both women and men.
A wax jacket is the ideal companion for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Properties and materials
It is characterized by extremely high weather resistance and is very water-repellent, as its surface is impregnated with pure wax or a wax-1 mixture. The material – cotton or blended fabric – is sealed in several thin layers before it is cut and knitted.
However, the addition of special natural softeners keeps the fabric supple and does not break the surface. The seams of the finished jacket are treated again with wax so that the jacket is “tight” all around.
Cuts and colors
The basic cut of a wax jacket is more box-shaped. It is usually worn over relatively thick, warming outerwear and still offers sufficient freedom of movement due to its undamped, not too narrow shape. It is often equipped with a – sometimes removable – hood and is opened and closed with a zipper. This is usually covered by an extra strip of fabric with snaps to protect the zipper from getting wet.
The pockets on the front of the chest and / or on the chest can also be closed with press studs. Wax jackets are always lined, often with roughened wool, as the lining has no warming function.
As a more functional item of clothing – originally developed only for hunting and fishing – they do without unnecessary frills. The classic colors green, beige and black convince in rich tones, subtle logos on the pockets, tasteful buttons and a color-coordinated lining are enough accessories and convey elegant understatement.