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2000 mm rated waterproof coating | Main seams taped | Hood
Closed pocket with zip | The jacket folds away into its right pocket
Eco-designed rain jacket in recycled polyester fibres
Hydrophilic coating (RET=12 : reduces condensation in the clothing
Ease of use
Hood adjustment | Zip pull for easy opening with gloves
Light and compact rain jacket | Weight: 175 g in size S-M
Waterproofing of the garment
This garment was validated in a shower test using 60 L/m²/h of water for 1 hour. This test reproduces the average conditions of a rain shower. The fabric of this jacket is water repellent, i.e. water runs off its surface without getting absorbed. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight and breathable. The water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior. In addition, we taped the main seams that are most exposed to the rain.
How to maintain the waterproof feature of your jacket in the long term
In order to maintain good waterproofing over time, the fabric's water repellent properties must be regularly reactivated. We recommend doing this every three washes or after a dozen uses in the rain. The waterproof property is easily reactivated by warming the fabric: either in your tumble dryer or with a hair dryer, for example, over a relatively short period. Rinse thoroughly after washing.
Waterproof rating expressed in mm or schmerber
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed in terms of the height of a water column in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a waterproof rating of 2,000 mm can therefore withstand the pressure exerted by a 2,000 mm water column.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its evaporative resistance of the textile (RET) based on the ISO 11092 standard. The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity can escape, and the higher the fabric's breathability.
- RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric
- 9 < RET < 12 = very breathable fabric
- 12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric
- RET > 20 = little or no breathability
How to choose your waterproof jacket based on your outings and level of exertion
During physical exercise, the extent to which we perspire depends on the intensity or duration of the effort made. If the breathability of the fabric is not adapted to your type of physical activity, the perspiration vapour condenses inside the jacket. You feel damp inside: this isn't rain getting through, but condensation from sweat. You need to choose a rain jacket according to your physical activity level. This rain jacket was designed for 2-hour hikes walking at a pace of no more than 5km/h.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
On a scale of A to E, this product obtained a score of B.
The environmental impacts of our products are calculated over their entire life cycle. A score is given to each product so that you can easily identify the more eco-friendly products within a particular family (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks).
Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of this environmentally-friendly labelling approach.
Working towards more environmentally-friendly dyes
We take care of our planet to preserve nature and help preserve the pleasure of hiking. This is why, for the turquoise colour of this jacket, we have opted for a material made entirely from recycled polyester fibres to limit our CO2 impact.
Additional recommended products
Wear the NH500 Waterproof over-trousers to protect your lower body as well. You will then have a comprehensive protection system that is very effective against the wind and showers.
And, first and foremost: from 2019, we will also start using this more eco-friendly dyeing process on these overtrousers!
Our hiking jackets and waterproofs are guaranteed for 2 years.
Our commitment? To offer you long-lasting products that you can use on all your country walks and strolls. Because the products we love the most are those that have a story behind them and plenty of life in them yet!