Side zips under arms for good air flow in the jacket.
Ultra light, waterproof component: 200g in size M!
Can be stored in chest pocket so takes up minimal space in backpack.
Freedom of movement
Ergonomic cut for freedom of movement.
Fabric with a water repellent treatment to prevent water from seeping inside.
Sizing and fit information
Fitted cut to derive maximum benefit from the stretch fabric. The jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a thin, light second layer, such as a light down or fleece garment.
When attached, height and depth are adjustable with elastic drawcord and toggles. Stiff visor for maximum face protection.
1 zip-fastening chest pocket that the jacket can be folded into.
Watertight front zip. Zip fastening system that is easier to use.
Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
Component with coating or a membrane
The coating is like a layer of "paint" applied on the underside of the fabric to make it waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane, and requires a lining for protection. The membrane is like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof, while remaining breathable. It has the advantage of being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than the coating.This jacket has a membrane.
Component 3 layers, 2 layers or 2.5 layers
3 layers: the membrane is bonded to an inner and outer layer of the component. This construction helps the membrane last longer and boosts the component's performance. 2 layers: the membrane is only bonded to the outer layer, the inner protective lining is free. This construction costs less, but is generally more cumbersome. 2.5 layers: the membrane has inner protection with a kind of varnish coating rather than an actual layer to make it as lightweight as possible
We measure the resistance of a fabric to water pressure expressed in mm of water column (test based on Standard ISO 811). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with a 2000 mm rating can withstand the pressure of a 2000 mm column of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hour).
Impermeability of the garment
This garment has been shower-tested using 100 litres of water/sqm/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains.
In addition to breathable fabrics, Quechua develops high-tech solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its hiking jackets and overtrousers. These ventilation systems allow both temperature regulation inside the garment and help wick away perspiration generated by the body during exercise.
Component water resistance
A fabric's water repellent property is its capacity to make water run off its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. A fabric becomes water repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes).All the Quechua waterproof jackets have received a water repellent treatment.
Additional recommended products
Forclaz Rain overtrousers protect the lower half of your body for a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain outings. Care products: waterproof spray or liquid in the machine to renew the fabric's water repellent properties and optimise performance throughout the lifetime of your garment.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators.
A score ranging from A to E is attributed so that you can easily identify the products with a better environmental performance compared to products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks,...). Decathlon totally backs the environmental labelling approach.
For further information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/