WATERPROOF FEATURE OF THE COMPONENT
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 JIS 1092 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. This clothing was validated in a shower test using 60 L/sqm/hr of water for 1 hour. This test reproduces the average conditions of a rain shower in the mountains.A component with a 5,000 mm rating can withstand the pressure of a 5,000 mm column of water (which is equivalent to an hour-long rain shower)
The waterproof rating of a product depends on the following two main criteria: its component and its construction.
This product was made with a coating. A coating is like a kind of paint applied to the inside of the fabric that makes the component waterproof while remaining breathable.
However, it requires a liner to protect it.
Component breathability is measured by its thermal evaporative resistance (RET).
This is its capacity to let water vapour generated by the body during physical activity escape and therefore avoid water accumulating on the skin.
The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric.
RET ≤ 6: very breathable fabric
RET ≤ 12: breathable fabric
RET ≤ 20: little breathability
Our product has a 12 RET rating
Can be stored in the pocket. Central zip opening, elasticated hood, wrists and waistband
Resistance to wear and abrasion test: for example, we check that our fleeces do not pill using tests conducted in laboratories. Colour retention test: the colour fastness is verified to ensure that the colours do not bleed when coming into contact with saliva. Ageing test: repeated washing should not affect the fabric's properties, behaviour, thickness or appearance.
1/ Machine wash (30°C): fasten rip-tabs and use mild detergent. Wash jackets and trousers inside out. Loosen straps and elastics. 2/ Avoid folding the garment too much in the washing machine: this can damage it. 3/ Do not mix clothing styles and colours. 4/ Don't use bleach. 5/ Choose a full rinse and gentle spin cycle. 6/ Either line or tumble dry (low temperature, short cycle). For more info: htt
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Because we are aware that we must act to preserve our playground, Quechua is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its products.
Today, this product is not eco-designed, but we work every day to make it more responsible: eco-design, repairability and sustainability are at the heart of our developments.
WHERE DO OUR JACKETS COME FROM?
This jacket was designed in our international design centre, at the foot of Mont Blanc in France, and then manufactured by our suppliers in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
These are partners that have genuine expertise in making our tents and with whom we are in close collaboration.
Thanks to this relationship of trust with our industrial partners, we can create high-quality technical products.
Working conditions in our production workshops
We guarantee that our suppliers comply with our code of conduct. These suppliers are often located in developing countries where our presence helps to create jobs.
By conducting audits and having teams on site, we make sure that the working environment of the employees meets certain quality standards in terms of human respect, personal fulfilment and environmental protection.