100% taped seams.Waterproof zip. 10 000 mm, 2.5-layer membrane fabric.
Breathable 2.5-layer membrane. RET = 6.
Side zips under arms for good air flow in the jacket.
Light waterproof fabric: 230 g in size L!
Can be stored in chest pocket so takes up minimal space in backpack.
Freedom of movement
Ergonomic cut for freedom of movement.
Sizing and fit information
Slim fit. The jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a thin, light second layer, such as a light down or fleece garment.
When attached, height and depth are adjustable with elastic drawcord and toggles. Stiff visor for maximum face protection.
1 zip-fastening chest pocket that the jacket can be folded into.
Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
Ultra-light 2.5-layer membrane fabric.
This garment was approved in a shower test in 100 L of water/m²/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains.
Aside from the breathability of the fabrics used, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, air holes, mesh) to improve overall ventilation. These ventilation systems allow both temperature regulation inside the garment and help wick away perspiration generated by the body during exercise.
Component with coating or a membrane
Like a layer of "paint" applied on the underside of the fabric to make it waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane, and requires a lining for protection. The membrane is like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It has the advantage of being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than the coating.Jacket with a membrane.
Component 3 layers, 2 layers or 2.5 layers
3 layers: the membrane is bonded to an inner and outer layer of the component. This construction helps the membrane last longer and boosts the component's performance. 2 layers: the membrane is only bonded to the outer fabric, the inner protective lining is free. This construction costs less but is generally more cumbersome. 2.5 layers: the membrane has inner protection with a kind of varnish coating rather than an actual layer to make it as lightweight as possible.
Component water resistance
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water to slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. A fabric becomes water repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (with every 3 washes). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received a water repellent treatment.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators.
A score ranging from A to E is attributed so that you can easily identify the products with a better environmental performance compared to products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks,...). Decathlon totally backs the environmental labelling approach.
For further information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/