Wax jackets and wax coats offer brilliant waterproofing and are extremely durable. They are very popular as casual waterproof and winter wear. Wax jackets are often used for less vigorous outdoor countryside activities like shooting.
- Tough and durable
A well made wax jacket is far less likely to suffer nicks and tears from bramble or thorns than an ordinary synthetic waterproof layer.
- Extremely waterproof
The coating on wax jackets and coats is extremely resilient to water so you will stay dry even in heavy downpours.
Wax coats and jackets have a long standing reputation for use in country sports but they are now finding their place in the fashion world. Waterproofs are not often flattering and wax jackets are becoming an increasingly popular choice of fashionable attire for those who want to keep the rain off and still look good.
There are two downsides to wax jackets. First of all, they are heavy and not easily stowed away in a bag or rucksack. Secondly, there are not breathable, so you would feel quite uncomfortable using them for energetic activities. However, wax jackets are not intended for use as active wear so these factors shouldn’t actually cause any problems whatsoever.
A Trekwear we sell wax coats and jackets for men and women from Sherwood Forest and Jack Murphy.
Wax jacket care
Every so often your wax jacket will require some care and attention to retain its waterproof qualities and keep in tip-top condition. Re-waxing your wax jacket or coat is a simple process and you can do it yourself at home.
When cleaning your wax coat or jacket it is very important that you do not use a washing machine or any chemical detergents or hot water. This will damage the wax coat irreversibly. You should only ever clean a wax jacket with a brush and a sponge of cold water.
Want to know more?
If you would like advice on wax jackets or wish to know more about how to clean and care for your wax coat or jacket please take a look at our wax jacket buyers’ guide.