What type of padding is used to provide warmth?
We use recycled wadding (60 g/sqm on the arms and 100 g/sqm on the body) for insulation to help keep you warm. This synthetic material containing polyester stores more or less air, depending on the size of the fibres, to protect you from the cold.
Aside from the padding, which of the components provide warmth?
In addition to its filling, your jacket's waterproof zips, snow skirt, collar and adjustable hood and cuffs offer better protection against the cold for a warmer feeling.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very fine component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the water resistance of a jacket measured?
We measure a fabric's resistance to a water column, in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a water resistance of 8000mm therefore withstands the pressure exerted by 8000mm of water.
Which parts of the jacket protect me from bad weather?
The 580 jacket has been developed with extremely sturdy fabric and assembly that prevent water getting in and reduce the sensation of wind to better help you face bad weather (rain, snow, wind). To check that it is waterproof, this jacket was placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier has to cope with. We have checked the waterproofness of this product in practice during different weather conditions over several days.
What is the point of the water repellent property of my jacket?
The water repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water to run off its surface without seeping in. This jacket features water-repellent components that extend its weather resistance. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
How to restore the water repellency of your jacket?
Did you know that water-repellent properties can be reactivated? To do so, dry the jacket in a tumble dryer on a synthetic cycle for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can also use a waterproof spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then let it dry for 10-12 hours).
This is a product that can release the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, we measure its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 580 jacket has an RET of 11. However, it is the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses that limit condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
The 580 jacket is what type of fit?
REGULAR fit.The jacket has sides that fall straight and remain parallel rather than trying to follow the shape of your body. The interior volume means this jacket can be worn in combination with a first and second technical layer.
How should you dress to stay warm on the slopes?
To make sure you stay warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-technical-layer rule: Layer 1 or second skin, to stay dry. Layer 2 or the insulating layer, to keep the heat in. Layer 3 or the protective layer, to protect against bad weather.
How can I prevent snow from getting in when I fall?
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with press studs at the bottom of the ski jacket. The snow skirt (which is automatic), as well as the adjustable cuffs, prevent the entry of snow and draughts during practice and especially in case of a fall.
A score to compare the environmental footprint of the products
The product's environmental footprint is calculated for its entire life using various indicators.
An overall score from A to E is given to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.)
Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products.
For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/