Wed'ze added to this jacket a hood with triple tightening to follow all your head movements and better protect you from bad weather. It is compatible with helmets. The hood is pre-formed with a high collar to protect the face in the event of intense cold or high winds. The zipper flap has micro-perforations to increase breathability while protecting the face.
Sleeves and cuffs
Very wide sleeves, adjustable to pass over the gloves to protect you from the snow and keep you warm and dry when it snows or if you fall in the snow. Spandex cuffs with glued thumb loop for finer result ensuring perfect airtightness between the gloves/jacket.
1 waterproof and insulated pocket for the telephone (right breast) with headphone/microphone outlet to ride with music or keep in touch.
2 hand pockets with waterproof zippers.
1 inside mesh pocket with goggle zipper.
1 pocket on the Left shoulder for the ski pass
What should you wear under your skiing jacket?
To keep warm and dry, use the 3-breathable-layers rule: 1 base layer and 1 jacket liner to keep the warmth in, 1 ski jacket to protect you from bad weather.
The first layer
It enables you to remain dry by wicking away perspiration from the skin towards the other layers.
The second layer
To keep you warm, you will need a second layer that insulates you from the cold. That is what pullovers, fleece sweaters, and down jackets are for.Built-in down jacket:
Recycled wadding 115 g/m² on the back and chest for good insulation.
Ergonomic style. Fleece insert for warmth and freedom of movement.
Two large openings on the front enable good ventilation.
The padded, fleece neck guarantees great neck comfort.
2 side pockets
The third layer:
Protection from the elements (snow, rain, and wind) by keeping them out (while releasing perspiration to keep from being wet on the inside). Ideally, it will be waterproof AND breathable. The third layer can also insulate, for example pants or lined jackets, and therefore complement the second layer.
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 or snowboard jacket. It prevents snow and air from entering during practice and especially in the case of a fall. It can be attached to the pants thanks to 3 loops with snaps.
How can I be sure my jacket is strong enough?
We know how much energy is expended during a day's skiing or snowboarding. That’s why we take particular care in choosing all the elements that make up our products to guarantee the best possible protection.
How can I best insulate my extremities?
The finishing at the end of the sleeves has adjustable velcro fastenings to go on top of or underneath gloves, allowing better water resistance and preventing snow from entering, if it's snowing, or uncomfortable cold air from getting in. What's more, given that the cold is a source of irritation, Wedze has added a soft fleece chin guard that protects your face to avoid any risk of neck and chin irritation.
Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
To tackle bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.), the FREE 900 jacket was developed with a sophisticated component and assembly that prevent water from getting in and reduce wind chill. To check that they are effectively waterproof and watertight, these pants have been placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier may have to cope with. Finally, we wore the product for several days' skiing in all conditions to validate its waterproof rating
What's the point of having a water-repellent jacket?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to allow water to run off its surface without seeping in. The FREERIDE 900 jacket is equipped with water-repellent components that will extend its weather resistance. This is an additional technical solution for staying dry for as long as possible on the ski slopes. You should repeat this treatment regularly using products sold in our stores to maintain these properties.
I often hear people talk about "coated" jackets. What are the advantages of this coating?
The coating is a waterproof substance that is spread on the inner side of the fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapour produced by an active body to escape. So you will stay dry and comfortable while hitting the slopes
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very fine component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away perspiration. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have waterproof seams?
As well as the waterproof fabric, we increase the watertightness of our FREERIDE 900 jacket with sealed seams. These are waterproof adhesive strips taped to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight.
How will my ski jacket keep me warm?
To keep you warm, we use removable down wadding jacket. The wadding is a synthetic material with a polyester base that stores a greater or lesser quantity of air depending on the size of fibres used. There are different types of wadding, including standard, technical, and siliconized, which all have different properties (for warmth, lightness, suppleness, etc.)
In mid-season, it may be better to wear simple breathable liner shorts instead of the down liner shorts, to not be too hot.
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It's the ski jacket's ability to let moisture produced during exercise escape to the outside, in order to keep you dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, its evaporative resistance, called RET (standardized test ISO 11092), is measured. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zippers, ventilation, mesh) preventing condensation inside the garment.
Where can I put my ski pass when taking the ski lifts?
You no longer need to get your ski pass out because your sleeve has a ski pass pocket to allow you to access the cable cars quickly