A soft, warm collar for guaranteed protection and comfort.
What type of padding is used to provide warmth?
To help keep you warm, we use recycled wadding insulation (60g/m² on the arms and 100g/m² on the body). This synthetic polyester-based wadding traps more or less air, depending on the size of its fibres, to insulate you from the cold.
Aside from the padding, which of the jacket's components provide warmth?
In addition to the padding of your jacket, the waterproof zips, the snow skirt, the collar, the adjustable hood and the cuff adjustments offer even more insulation from the cold, for a greater feeling of warmth.
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 the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the waterproofness of the jacket measured?
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 water resistance of 8000mm therefore withstands the pressure exerted by 8000mm of water.
Which of the jacket's features offer protection from bad weather?
The 580 jacket was rigorously developed and assembled to stop water getting in and to prevent wind chill, so you can brave bad weather on the slopes (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check their water-resistance, the jacket was placed under a special shower, to reproduce the conditions faced by a skier. We have checked the waterproofness of this product in practice in various weather conditions over several days.
What is the purpose of your jacket's water-repellent feature?
A fabric is water-repellent when it allows water to slide over its surface without it seeping in. This jacket features water-repellent components that extend its resistance to bad weather. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
How to restore the water repellency of your jacket?
Remember that water repellency can be restored. To do this, put the jacket in the dryer on a synthetics programme for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also use a waterproof spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then allow to dry for 10 to 12 hours).
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It's a garment that is capable of wicking away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, we measure its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 580 jacket has an RET of 11. However, it is the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses that limit the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
What is the fit of the 580 jacket?
Regular fit. The jacket has sides that fall straight and remain parallel rather than trying to follow the shape of your bust. The interior volume means this jacket can be worn in combination with a first and second technical layer.
How should you dress to stay warm on the slopes?
To make sure you stay warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-technical-layer rule: layer 1 or second skin, to stay dry. Layer 2 or the insulating layer, to keep the heat in. Layer 3 or the protective layer, to protect against bad weather.
How can you stop snow from getting in when you fall?
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with press studs at the bottom of the ski or snowboard jacket. The snow skirt (which is automatic), as well as the adjustable cuffs, prevent the entry of snow and draughts during practice and especially in case of a fall.
A score to compare the environmental footprint of the products
The product's environmental footprint is calculated over its entire lifespan using various indicators. An overall score from A to E is given to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon actively promotes this environmental rating system. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Store on a hanger and do not fold, as this can damage the fabric's water-resistance. Dry thoroughly before storing in a dry and well-ventilated place.
All Wedze products are designed and developed in the Mont Blanc Valley. They are then tested under the same conditions as you would experience in real-life use (snow, cold, powder snow, etc.). The design teams make sure that the programme for which the product is designed and developed corresponds perfectly to its use in the field.