Hydrophilic coating (RET=12): reduces condensation in the clothing.
This garment has been validated in a shower test under 60 L of water/m²/hour for 2 hours. This test reproduces the average conditions of a rain shower in the mountains.
Components with a 2,000 mm rating can withstand the pressure of a 2,000 mm column of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours).
Waterproof rating is expressed in Schmerbers (for example: 2,000 Schmerbers).
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity is able to 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.
Water-repellent property of the component
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. As a result, the fabric does not soak up water and stays light and breathable. A fabric is made water-repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment needs to be renewed during the lifetime of the garment (we recommend every 3 washes). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received a water-repellent treatment.
Product environmental impact comparison score
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire lifespan, using various indicators. An overall ABCDE score is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental information of its products. For further information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/