Wed'ze has added a hood with a three-way tightening system to this ski jacket. It is designed to move with your head without any discomfort and provide superior protection from bad weather. It is compatible with helmets.
The hood is preformed with a high collar for protecting the face in case of intense cold or strong wind. The flap of the zip closure is micro-perforated to facilitate breathing while protecting the face.
Sleeves and cuffs
Very wide and adjustable sleeves that fit over the gloves to protect you from the snow and keep you dry and warm in case of a snow shower or a fall. Elastane cuffs with a stuck thumb hole. The resulting assembly has a more slim fit so that the connection between the gloves and jacket is completely airtight.
1 waterproof and insulated pocket for a phone (right chest) with headphone/microphone outlet so that you can still take calls.
2 hand pockets with a waterproof zip.
1 inside mesh pocket with a zip.
1 pocket on the left shoulder for the ski pass
All the pockets have waterproof zips
How to stay warm and dry?
To keep warm and dry, use the 3-breathable-layers rule: 1 breathable skiing base layer, 1 liner jacket to retain the warmth and 1 ski jacket to protect you from the elements.
The first layer:
This keeps you dry by wicking away the perspiration from the skin to the other layers.
The second layer: to provide warmth, you need to wear a second layer that insulates you from the cold.
The third layer protects you from bad weather.
Built-in removable layer 2.
Built-in padded jacket:
115 g/m² recycled wadding at the back and chest for good insulation.
Ergonomic fit. Fleece insert for warmth and freedom of movement.
Two wide air vents at the front to provide good ventilation.
The wadded fleece collar makes the neck feel very comfortable.
2 side pockets
How can I prevent snow from entering when I 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. This prevents snow and draughts from entering when practising wintersports, especially in the event of a fall. It can be fastened to the trousers using the 3 loops and a press stud.
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.
Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
To tackle bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.), the FREERIDE 900 jacket was developed with a sophisticated component and assembly that prevents water from getting in and reduces wind chill. To validate the waterproof rating, the jacket was placed under a special shower to replicate the conditions that a skier may face. We finally went skiing for several days in all types of conditions to validate the waterproofing of the product
This garment has been validated in a shower test under 450 L/m²/hour of water for 4 hours. This test replicates the conditions of a tropical typhoon.
What is the water repellent feature of my jacket for?
The water repellent property of a fabric is its ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from absorbing water so that it stays 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 reactivated during the lifetime of the garment when it is washed.
All the Wedze jackets have received a water repellent treatment.
Tutorial on how to wash your waterproof garment
With each wash, we recommend that you follow these guidelines to maintain the technical features of your clothing.
After 3 washes, restore the water repellent property with a waterproof spray or wash-in product.
What is a membrane or coated component?
The coating is like paint applied to the inside of the fabric making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane and needs to be protected by a lining. The membrane is a kind of very thin plastic film (polyurethane) that makes the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It has the advantage of being more flexible, lighter, more durable and often more breathable than a coating.
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have taped seams?
In addition to the waterproof fabric, the waterproofing of the FREERIDE 900 jacket has been enhanced by taping the seams. These are waterproof adhesive strips taped to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight.
How does my ski jacket keep me warm?
We use a removable padded jacket to keep you warm. The wadding is a polyester-based synthetic material that traps more or less air according to the size of the fibres. There are standard, high-tech and silicone coated wadding materials that each provide different properties (warmth, lightness, elasticity, etc.)
In the spring and autumn, it may be preferable to wear a micro-fleece rather than a padded jacket so that you don't feel too hot.
What is a "breathable" jacket?
This is the capacity of the ski jacket to let the water vapour produced by the body escape during physical effort so you stay dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, we measure its total evaporative resistance RET (test based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh) that prevent condensation inside the garment.
What is the RECCO® system?
All our Freeride jackets and trousers are equipped with the RECCO® system.
With the RECCO® technology, you can be located in the event of an avalanche. Someone who is equipped with RECCO® reflectors and is buried in the snow can be quickly and accurately located by the emergency services using the RECCO® tracker. RECCO reflectors are not a substitute for an avalanche beacon. The RECCO® technology works as a complementary measure, increasing the chances of being found in time.