How will this jacket keep my kid warm?
We carry out a comparative study in a thermal laboratory in walking conditions in light winds (5 km/h).
The comfort temperature is the calculated air temperature where 70% of users have a "slightly warm" thermal sensation.
For this jacket, it’s -6,5°C.
However every individual feels the cold differently.
How does my jacket protect me from outdoor conditions?
Your jacket is designed with a waterproof outer component that keeps out water and wind. To keep you warm in winter you must also protect your extremities (head, hands, feet). The warm, waterproof hood, the tightening at the cuffs and the high collar prevent the cold from entering. Four pockets protect your hands from the cold.
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 the 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 the outdoor conditions: rain, snow, wind.
The whole outfit must be breathable in order to eliminate moisture.
WATERPROOF PROPERTIES OF THIS JACKET
The waterproof properties of a jacket aren’t just that of its components: the assembly technique of the different parts is also an evaluation criteria.
Whether it be heat-bonded or sewn watertight, the overall waterproof properties of your jacket are measured with a shower test developed by Decathlon that simulates rain or varying intensity.
This waterproof jacket protects you from a shower, equivalent to 6 cm of rain in 1 hour.
COMPONENT WATERPROOFING OF THIS JACKET
The waterproofing of a fabric by a coating or a membrane is measured in Schmerbers or H²O mm (pressure of a water column). The higher this number, the more waterproof the fabric.
This jacket has a waterproof component (JIS 1092 standard) resistant to 15,000 mm H²O (Schmerbers) before washing.
What is the meaning of: "Taped main seams"?
The seams of a jacket can be taped to prevent water from entering that area.
Here, the main seams are taped, which matches the seams of the hood, collar, shoulders, armholes and chest.
The fabric is made waterproof and windproof by applying a coating or membrane to the inside. Indeed, a waterproof fabric has the necessary technical characteristics to be considered windproof. Wind protection is very important because of the significant chill effect that wind can have on the body, whether you are active or at rest.
How to preserve the technical qualities of my jacket?
A fabric's water repellent property is its capacity to make water run off its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight, warm and breathable. The water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifespan (recommended after each wash). Products (spray or liquid) for this purpose are available in our stores.
ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION
We have incorporated 68% recycled polyester in this product.
What does that mean? As well as being technical, this product has been designed taking into account its environmental impact. In brief: polyester yarn is made from oil. Using recycled polyester is to reclaim and repurpose waste products such as manufacturing remnants or plastic bottles instead of using new oil resources. And that's already a step in the right direction isn't it?