Jacket with a Schmerber 2000 rating certified in a rain test, fully taped seams.
Zipped air vents under the arms that help to eliminate perspiration.
Component that wicks away perspiration. Mesh lining.
Weighs only 327 g in size 10 years.
We test a fabric's resistance to water pressure by measuring the height of a column of water supported by the fabric in mm (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure supported by the fabric, the more waterproof it is. Components with a 2000 mm waterproof rating can support the pressure of a 2000 mm column of water which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hours. Waterproof ratings are expressed in schmerbers, e.g: 2000 schmerbers.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity 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 = fabric is not breathable or has low breathability.
Component water repellent property
A fabric's water repellent property is its capacity to repel water, allowing it to slide over its surface. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. Fabric is made water repellent by applying a treatment to the outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received a water-repellent treatment.
Watertight zips for excellent protection from the rain. Hood with toggle adjustment. Elasticated cuffs for ease of adjustment. Mesh inner lining. Zipped side openings for ventilation.
Durability of the components
Abrasion and wear resistance test,: e.g. we check that the fleeces do not pill using tests conducted in laboratories. Colour fastness test: the colour fastness is verified to make sure that the colours do not bleed when coming into contact with saliva. Ageing test: repeated washing should not affect the fabric's properties, behaviour, thickness or appearance.
The environmental impact of each product is calculated for the product's entire life cycle, using different indicators. A general ABCDE rating is attributed to help you identify the product with the best environmental performance by comparing similar types of product to each other (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying environmental information. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
PRODUCT CONCEPT & TECHNOLOGY
Store on a hanger or folded in a clean, dry place.
Our design team is based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, we create and develop products that are beautiful, simple and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field, as we believe that rigorous testing in the real-life conditions that you will actually experience is the only way of ensuring that we continue to improve.