10,000 mm membrane, fully sealed seams, and a waterproof zipper keep you dry.
The RET12 breathable material and air vents help eliminate perspiration.
Freedom of movement
Loose fit and stretch fabric that follow all your movements
60g/m2 padding protects from cold, air vents regulate temperature.
Sturdy fabric and ankle reinforcements for durability.
2 hand pockets and 1 thigh pocket, all closed with waterproof zippers.
Recco® system facilitates the search in the event of an avalanche.
Adjustable elasticized waistband with a rip-tab.
Belt loop to add a belt if needed.
Elastic snow gaiter.
2 large zipped air vents.
All the zippers are waterproof.
3 pockets including one at the thigh with a mini pocket inside for your phone.
Water-repellent fabric allows water to run off its surface without seeping in. This prevents it from becoming waterlogged so it remains light, breathable, and warm. Water repellency is achieved by treating the outer surface. This treatment needs to be reapplied throughout the product’s lifetime (every 3 washes). All Wedze jackets have been treated for water repellency.
To determine a fabric’s breathability, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 Standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more sweat 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.
A fabric’s resistance is measured using water pressure expressed in water column mm (test based on ISO 811). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a waterproof rating of 10,000 mm is resistant to the pressure exerted by a 10,000 mm column of water.
What is a membrane or coating?
The coating is akin to paint applied to the inside of the fabric, which makes it waterproof yet breathable. It is often less expensive than a membrane and requires a liner to protect it. A membrane is a very thin plastic film (polyurethane) that makes the fabric waterproof yet breathable. Softer, lighter, and more durable, it is often more breathable than a coating.
These pants were shower-tested under 60 L of water/m²/hour for 2 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a rain shower in the mountains.
How do we make a garment waterproof?
Together, the fabric, taped seams, and composition make this jacket waterproof.
We then conduct shower tests on our clothing
Tutorial on how to wash your waterproof garment
Follow these instructions at every wash to preserve the garment’s technical features.
After three washes, restore the water repellent properties with a waterproof spray or wash-in product.
How do I know if my clothing is breathable?
In addition to the breathability of the fabrics, we use technical solutions (zippers, vents, mesh, etc.) that improve the overall ventilation in our jackets and pants designed for Freeride skiing or all-mountain use. These ventilation features regulate the temperature inside the garment and help eliminate perspiration.
Our products’ environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire lifespan using various indicators. An ABCDE rating shows the environmental impact of a product. Put forward by ADEME, it takes into account production, transportation, usage, and waste generated at the end of a product’s life. Decathlon displays this information voluntarily to help you identify products with lower environmental impact. Learn more at: sustainability.decathlon.com
What is the Recco® system?
All our freeride jackets and pants are equipped with the Recco® system.
With Recco® technology, you can be located in the event of an avalanche. Anyone buried in the snow equipped with Recco® reflectors can be quickly and accurately located by the emergency services using the Recco® tracker. Recco reflectors are not a substitute for an avalanche beacon. Recco technology works as an additional safeguard, increasing the chances of being found in time.