How can I be sure my jacket will give me proper protection in bad weather?
To face bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.), the Slide 580 Slim pants were developed with a water-repellent and windproof component offering excellent thermal insulation. Given the fit and that they are not lined, we recommend lining with warm tights.
What's the point of having water-repellent pants?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to allow water to run off its surface without seeping in. The SLIM 580 pants are equipped with water-repellent components that prolong their resistance to bad weather. This high-tech solution will keep you dry for longer on the ski slopes. For it to remain effective, you must repeat this treatment regularly using the products sold in our stores.
Coated pants: what are the advantages of this coating?
The coating is a waterproofing material spread over the inner surface of a fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapour produced by the body's physical activity to escape. So you stay dry for greater comfort while practising your sport.
What does the membrane do for my pants?
The pants' membrane consists of a very thin component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away perspiration. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry longer.
What are "breathable" pants?
It is a product that lets the water vapour produced by the body during exercise escape, keeping you dry. To measure the breathability of a fabric, we measure its resistance to evaporative heat, called RET, with a standardized ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wed'ze uses high-tech materials and solutions (zippers, ventilation, mesh) that help prevent condensation inside the garment. SLIM 580 pants RET < 12.
How should I dress to avoid having cold legs on the slopes?
To keep your legs warm and dry: wear 2 breathable layers, e.g. a ski base layer or a pair of ski tights to retain warmth and ski pants to protect you from the weather conditions.
How can I prevent snow from getting into my pants?
Our pants have elastic gaiters at the bottom that cover the shoes. If you fall or come into contact with fresh snow, the seal created by the gaiters keeps the snow out.
How can I be sure my pants are strong enough?
We know how much energy is expended during a day's skiing or snowboarding. That’s why we take particular care in choosing all the elements that make up our products to guarantee the best possible protection.
What is the right way to wash your skiing clothing?
To optimize the performance and durability of your pants, we recommend the following: Machine wash at 30°C.Synthetic cycle. Turn inside out. Use a small amount of detergent. No softener. Wring out by hand. Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place. Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator. You can re-waterproof the outer fabric using an aerosol waterproofing spray for fabric. Read the care instructions.
A score to compare the environmental footprint of the products
The product's environmental footprint is calculated for its entire life and 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, pants, backpacks, etc.).
Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products.
For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/