What type of padding is used to give my jacket warmth?
To help to keep you warm, we use recycled wadding insulation (60 g/m² on the arms and 100 g/m² on the body). This synthetic polyester-based wadding traps air, depending on the size of its fibres, to insulate you from the cold.
Which components are added to the padding give it warmth?
As well as 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 thin component applied to the inner surface of the jacket’s outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is essential when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the water resistance of a jacket measured?
The resistance of a fabric is measured by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a waterproof rating of 8,000 mm is therefore resistant to the pressure exerted by a 8,000 mm column of water.
Which parts of the jacket protect me from bad weather?
The 580 jacket was rigorously developed and assembled to stop water getting in and to prevent wind chill, so you can brave the bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check its water-resistance, this jacket was placed under a special shower, to reproduce the conditions faced by a skier. We have checked the waterproofness of this product in use in various weather conditions over several days.
Why is water-repellency needed for my jacket?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. 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 jacket's water-repellent properties?
Remember that water-repellency can be restored. To do this, put the jacket in the tumble dryer on a synthetics programme for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can also use a waterproofing spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then allow to dry for 10 to 12 hours).
What is a "breathable" jacket?
This garment wicks away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) is measured in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 580 jacket has a RET of 11. However, it’s the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses, which reduce the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
What is the cut of the 580 jacket?
Regular Fit. The jacket has sides that fall straight and remain parallel without trying to follow the shape of your chest. The inner volume lets you wear this jacket with a first and second technical layer.
How to dress to stay warm on the slopes?
To keep warm and dry, just apply the 3 technical layers rule:
- Layer 1 or a second skin, to stay dry.
- Layer 2 or an insulating layer, to keep in the heat.
- Layer 3 or a protective layer, to protect against bad weather.
In case of a fall, how can I stop the snow getting in?
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, as well as the adjustable cuffs, prevent the entry of snow and draughts during practice and especially in case of a fall.
ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION: RECYCLED POLYESTER IS THE MAIN COMPONENT OF THE GREEN JACKET
By recycling [plastic bottles or partially recycled fabrics] to produce our polyester, we reduce the use of petrol-based resources while keeping the material's breathability in practice.