2 wadding filling thicknesses for perfect thermal insulation.
Waterproof jacket, sealed main seams (2000 Schmerbers).
Coating applied to the fabric makes it waterproof and therefore windproof
Protection from weather
Adjustable hood with fur, storm cuffs, velcro flap
How can I be sure that my jacket is warm enough for hiking in the winter?
This jacket includes a double "ball fibre" wadding filling, which is an attractive alternative to feathers:
- like feather, it is composed of many fibres with a high capacity to trap air thus insulating from the cold
- it has good thermal insulation capacity even when wet -
care is easy: machine washable and can be tumble dried.
How does my jacket protect me from outdoor conditions?
Your jacket is designed with a waterproof outer component that keeps out water and wind. In the winter, to stay warm, you must also protect the tips of your body (head, hands, feet). The warm and waterproof attached hood with fur, ribbed cuffs, high collar, and central zipper with windproof protection tab keep the cold out. This jacket has 4 pockets including 2 soft and warm ones that protect your hands from the cold
How should I dress when hiking on the snow?
To dress correctly in the winter, no matter what your activity is, we recommend that you apply the 3 layer principle:
Layer 1: The technical base layer will enable moisture to be wicked away to keep skin dry.
Layer 2: The second layer (fleece, pullover) provides warmth and wicks away moisture.
Layer 3: The jacket protects you from outdoor conditions: rain, snow, wind.
The outfit must be breathable to wick away moisture.
How can I be sure that my jacket is 100% waterproof?
We have designed your jacket in a fabric with waterproof coating. A fabric's resistance is measured using water pressure expressed in terms of the height of a water column in mm (test based on ISO 811). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a waterproof rating of 2000 mm can therefore withstand the pressure exerted by a 2000 mm column of water (Schmerber). Successfully passed a shower test under 60 L water/m²/h, approximately a 2-hour rain shower.
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have taped seams?
Your jacket is waterproof, thanks to 100% taped seams. Fitting waterproof strips inside the clothing makes the seams waterproof by limiting water ingress at these sensitive places.
We have checked the waterproofing with a specially designed shower test to reproduce conditions under a 2-hour rain shower. We have also worn it in the field in all conditions to make sure it is suitable for your activity.
The fabric is rendered waterproof—and therefore windproof—by applying a coating or membrane to the inner surface. Indeed, the properties of a waterproof fabric mean that it can also be certified as windproof. It is very important to protect yourself from the wind when moving or stationary because of the wind's powerful chilling effect.
How can I preserve the technical qualities of my jacket?
The water-repellency of a fabric is its ability to let the water slide off its surface, without absorbing it. In this way, the fabric does not soak up water and therefore remains lightweight, breathable, and warm. Water-repellency is obtained by a treatment applied on the outer surface of the fabric. This treatment needs to be renewed during the lifetime of the garment (we recommend each wash). Products (sprays and liquids) are available in our stores.
Will my jacket withstand regular use over a long period?
To check the durability of our products, we carry out tests on the components selected: resistance to rubbing and abrasion, colour fastness, resistance to repeated washing. All these tests have been carried out on the component used for this jacket.
How does my product warranty work?
This product is guaranteed for 2 years from the date shown on the receipt. A product covered by the warranty will be exchanged free of charge. The warranty covers product defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and tear and improper use.
PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT COMPARISON SCORE
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using various indicators. A score is assigned, from A to E, to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with one another. Decathlon is committed to this approach. Find all our sustainable initiatives at http://developpement-durable.decathlon.com/