Can I be sure that my jacket is warm enough for my winter hikes?
We have developed this jacket for intense winter weather: extreme cold, snow, blizzards. The insulation is made of thick wadding, a synthetic component that insulates thanks to the air it traps in its fibres (double layer on the body and single on the arms).
We have added a large padded flap under the zipper to prevent the entry of cold air. Tightening at the waist completes the features to ensure a comfortable jacket down to -20°C.
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 your extremities (head, hands, feet). The anti-blizzard hood with detachable synthetic fur, cuffs on the sleeves, and high collar prevent cold from getting in. The high hand-warmer pockets with fleece lining are perfect for protecting your hands in a comfortable position.
How can I be sure that my jacket is 100% waterproof?
We have designed your extreme cold jacket with an outer 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 2,000 mm waterproof rating is therefore resistant to the pressure exerted by a 2,000 mm column of water, which roughly corresponds to a 2-hour downpour.
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have taped seams?
Your jacket is made waterproof thanks to its main taped seams. Fitting waterproof strips inside the garment 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 the conditions of 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.
A practical jacket with clever details.
Practical, clever details: 2 hand-warmer pockets, 2 outside pockets with flap, 1 secure inside pocket, 2 inside net pockets to keep everything close at hand.
The main closure has a long zipper pull and snaps with a thumb loop to open or close your jacket while keeping your hands safely wrapped up in your gloves. The 2 zippers at the bottom of the jacket let you bend down or sit comfortably.
A comfortable extreme-cold jacket with a unique style.
With its fitted, feminine parka cut, your jacket has style out in the wild as well as in the city. Its comfortable volume means you can pair it with a second warm layer such as a fleece sweater or light padded jacket, to better withstand the cold. The drawstring at the waist protects you from the cold and lets you change the look of your jacket: fitted, relaxed.
Will my jacket withstand regular use over the long term?
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 to dress properly for snow hiking?
To dress properly in winter, whatever your activity, we recommend using the 3-layer principle:
Layer 1: The high-tech base layer transfers moisture away from your body to keep your skin dry.
Layer 2: The second layer (fleece, sweater) provides warmth and transfers moisture outwards.
Layer 3: The jacket protects you from outdoor conditions: rain, snow, wind.
The whole outfit must be breathable in order to eliminate moisture.
How can I preserve the technical qualities of my jacket?
A fabric's water repellency is its ability to make water run 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 (spray or liquid) designed specifically for this purpose are available in our stores.
How does my product warranty work?
This product is guaranteed for 2 years from the date shown on the sales 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.
A score for comparing products’ environmental impact.
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using various indicators. A score from A to E is given to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type. Decathlon is committed to this approach. Check out our efforts in the area of sustainable development: http://developpement-durable.decathlon.com/