The most waterproof in the range: 5,000 Schmerbers, taped seams and sleeves.
Underarm zip and full zip at the front to allow fresh air to flow inside.
Large full length front zip over the entire garment: it is put on like a jacket.
Hydrophilic coating (RET=8): reduces condensation in the garment.
Internal volume can shelter a back pack of between 0 and 75 Litres.
Pocket for easily storing the cape.
Size: L25 x H23 x D5 cm
From 508 g (S/M) to 560 g (L/XL) means you can forget about it in your bag.
Polyester fabric with good resistance to tearing.
Fit and sizing information
Good coverage for hikers
between 167 and 176 cm in height in size S/M,
between 177 and 190 cm in size L/XL
and wearing a backpack (capacity of 0 to 75 L).
The hood adjusts in height and depth thanks to an elastic drawcord and toggle. It has a shaped visor, like a cap, for maximum face protection.
The ends of the sleeves are cuffed with rip-tabs that prevent water from entering the sleeves.
Additional recommended products
To complement your outfit, a pair of waterproof overtrousers or gaiters is recommended to protect your lower legs perfectly.Care products: spray or liquid water repellent treatment in the washing machine. To renew the fabric's water repellent properties and optimise the garment's performance throughout its lifespan.
Built into the product.
Zip fastening. The mesh surface prevents the fabric from being ruined if the garment is folded up while still wet. Sizes: L25 x H23 x D5 cm.
2 openings for easy access to the jacket or trouser pockets.
Retro-reflective stripe on the back for greater visibility in the event of night walking on roadsides.
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. Components with a 5,000 mm rating can withstand the pressure of a 5,000 mm column of water (which is equivalent to a storm lasting 3 hours).
Waterproofing of the garment
Technologies: this garment has been validated in a shower test under 30 cm rain for 3 hours. This test reproduces the average conditions of a mountain storm.
To assess the breathability of the fabric, the evaporative resistance, RET (test based on the ISO 11092 standard), is measured. The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity can escape, and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example:
RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric
9 < RET < 12 = very breathable fabric
12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric
RET > 20 = little or no breathability.
RET of this cape = 8
Component water resistance
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight, warm and breathable. The water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior. This treatment needs to be renewed throughout the lifetime of the garment (every 3 washes).
All Quechua ponchos and capes have a water-repellent treatment.