The inconvenient truth is that your waxed jacket, as rugged as it may appear, requires a bit of maintenance – i.e., you’ll eventually have to re-wax the thing. Our recommendation, when that time comes, is to reach for the Otter Wax Bar, a heavy-duty fabric wax made in the company’s Portland, OR, home base. Otter Wax is the only water-repellent wax on the market that doesn’t use paraffin, silicone, or other petroleum-based synthetic ingredients. Instead, you get just the highest quality beeswax with a proprietary blend of plant-based waxes and oils. And though it’s made to refresh your factory waxed or oiled garments, Otter Wax can also be used to waterproof untreated fabrics on any kind of clothing or gear.

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