Which filling should I choose to be sure my jacket keeps me warm?
We use recycled wadding (60 g/m² on the arms and 100 g/m² on the body) for insulation to help keep you warm. This synthetic material containing polyester stores more or less air, depending on the size of the fibres, to protect you from the cold.
Apart from the filling, which components will help keep me warm?
In addition to its filling, your jacket's waterproof zippers, snow skirt, collar, and adjustable hood and cuffs offer better protection against the cold for a warmer feeling.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very fine component applied to the inner surface of the outer jacket fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the water resistance of a jacket measured?
We measure a fabric's resistance to a column of water expressed in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with 8000 mm waterproofing therefore withstands the pressure exerted by 8000 mm of water.
Which parts of the jacket protect me from bad weather?
The 580 jacket was rigorously developed and assembled to prevent water from entering and to feel the wind less, to help you cope with bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check that it is waterproof, this jacket was placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier has to cope with. We approved this product's waterproofness by using it in different weather conditions for several days.
Why is my jacket water repellent?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This jacket is made from water-repellent materials that prolong its resistance to bad weather. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
How can I reactivate my jacket's water-repellent properties?
Did you know that water-repellent properties can be reactivated? To do so, dry the jacket in a tumble dryer on a synthetic cycle for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can also use a waterproof spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then let it dry for 10-12 hours.
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It is a product that lets the moisture produced by your body during exercise escape. To see if a fabric is breathable, we measure its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) in a standardized ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 580 jacket has an RET of 11. But it is thanks to the hi-tech Wed'ze solutions (zippers, ventilation, mesh) that condensation is limited inside the garment and breathability is optimized.
The 580 jacket is what type of fit?
Regular fit. The jacket has straight sides that remain parallel without trying to hug the shape of your bust. The inner volume allows this jacket to be worn with a first and second hi-tech layer.
How should I dress to stay warm on the slopes?
To keep warm and dry, simply respect the 3-layer rule: Layer 1, or second skin, to keep dry. Layer 2, or insulating layer, to conserve heat. Layer 3, or protective layer, to protect against bad weather.
How can I prevent snow from getting in when I fall?
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with snaps at the bottom of the ski jacket. The snow skirt and adjustable sleeve cuffs prevent snow and air from entering while skiing and especially in case of falling.
A score to compare the environmental footprint of the products
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle 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 actively promotes this environmental rating system.
For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/