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Whether an outdoor enthusiast or city commuter, experience a whole new level of comfort with the natural performance of waxed apparel. This timeless technology sheds wind and water with ease, increases overall durability, and echoes every experience from the first wear to the last.
Here at KÜHL, we believe in creating products that are built to last. We pride ourselves on offering a variety of waxed styles, ideal for each level of adventure. Our custom waxed finish offers increased protection from the elements and an enhanced appearance that’s as unique as you are.
In the early 1800’s, this piece of clothing was brought to life out of equal parts ingenuity and necessity. The idea came from early seafarers who used fish oil to protect their sails. Over time this concept was perfected into using a mixture of linseed oil and wax to create a waterproof coating that would protect the sailors from the harsh elements of life at sea. The wax not only made them water resistant, it also improved their durability.
This concept quickly became popular among sailors, fishermen and explorers. In the early 1900s, the British began mass-producing waxed jackets and they became increasingly popular among farmers, hunters and motorcyclists. Today, waxed articles are worn by people of all ages and professions for both practicality and style.
Although modern technology has created alternatives to this timeless wax finish, they have yet to preserve its nostalgic nature. The stylish yet weathered appearance reflects stories of adventure for generations to come. One of the best benefits is its authentic character, which continues to improve with time. The blend of fibers and wax coating creates a vintage appearance that is as unique to you. Every movement you make while wearing this tough, timeless fabric will soften, crease and create a look that feels like home to how you move through the world.
One of the many benefits of wax is that it helps to keep you dry in variable weather conditions. The wax coating creates a barrier against the elements, which can be beneficial if you are caught in unpredicted rain or snow.
The weave of the fabric combined with the wax provides excellent protection from wind, helping to keep you warm and cozy on those damp days. An excellent choice for travelers who wander into unknown weather conditions yet still want that casual style.
Compared to modern alternatives that provide lightweight waterproof-breathability, the wax coating creates a barrier that protects the fabric from wear and tear. If properly taken care of, your waxed jacket can last for many years.
If you fall in love with your jacket the way we expect, your trusty, tried-and-true waxed favorite will need to be rewaxed from time to time to keep it looking and performing its best. It not only keeps your jacket water and wind resistant, but it helps enhance the unique appearance these pieces are known for.
Keep your jacket water repellant with KÜHL® Waterproof Wax made from an exclusive 100% natural blend of beeswax and plant based ingredients, so your clothes stay as natural as you.