Mountain Trekking Rain Cape Forclaz 75 Litres | Size S/M - Red
Our team made up of hiking and trekking enthusiasts created this cape to protect you and your backpack (maximum 75 L) from the rain.
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WaterproofWaterproof coating (5000 mm rating). Fully taped seams.
LightweightFrom 508 g (S/M) to 560 g (L/XL) to save weight in the bottom of your bag.
DurabilityPolyester fabric with good resistance to tearing.
CompatibilitySpace inside to cover a 0-75 L backpack.
BreathabilityHydrophilic coating (RET=8): reduces condensation in the clothing.
VentilationZipped air vents under the arms: aid perspiration wicking
Compact designProduct dimensions when folded away in its bag: L25 x H23 x D5 cm.
Easy to put on / take offLarge full-length zipper at the front: slips on like a jacket.
Good coverage for hikers between 167 and 176 cm (5'4-5'7") in height (size S/M) between 177 and 190 cm (5'8"-6'2) in size L/XL ... and wearing a backpack (capacity of 0 to 75 L).
Adjustable height and depth using the elastic drawstring + toggles. Shaped visor for maximum face protection.
1 large pocket under a hook & loop flap at the back that can be transformed into a pocket for storing the cape + 2 openings under a flap for easily gaining access to the pockets of your jacket and pants.
Using hook & loop.
Reflective strip on the back for greater visibility when walking at night on roadsides.
Built into the product. Zip fastening. The mesh surface prevents the fabric from being ruined if the garment is folded up while still wet. Dimensions: L25 x H23 x D5 cm.
Additional recommended products
Overpants or waterproof gaiters for perfectly protecting the lower legs and having a very effective and comprehensive protective solution against the worst storms. Care products: waterproof spray or wash-in waterproof liquid. To restore the water repellent property of the fabric and optimize the performance of your garment throughout its lifetime.
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed in terms of the height of a water column in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a 2000 mm waterproof rating is therefore resistant to the pressure exerted by a 2000 mm column of water (which roughly corresponds to a 2-hour downpour).
Waterproofing of the garment
Technologies: this garment passed a shower test under 100 L/m²/h of water for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the resistance, the more water vapour generated by the physically active body can escape through the fabric. Hence, the more breathable it is. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 9 < RET< 12 = very breathable fabric / 12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric / RET > 20 = little or no breathability.
Breathability of the garment
In addition to the breathability of the fabrics used, Quechua develops technical solutions (zippers, air vents, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of all its jackets, over-pants and rain capes designed for use on long hikes (Forclaz, Bionnassay, and Helium lines). These ventilation systems regulate the temperature inside the garment while also helping to eliminate the perspiration generated by the body during physical activity.
Water-repellent property of the component
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity 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. The water-repellent property is obtained by applying a treatment to the outer surface of the fabric. This treatment needs to be restored throughout the lifetime of the garment (every 3 washes). All of Quechua's ponchos and capes have a water repellent treatment.