Forclaz 600 Light Men's Hiking Windproof Jacket - Black



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WindproofAdditional protection from the wind (fabric without windproof membrane).
BreathabilityThe fabric lets the heat escape released by the body during exercise.
LightweightCompressible and light (417 gr in L). Ideal in the bottom of the backpack!
Freedom of movementBi-stretch fabric, sleeves with thumb loops.
Abrasion resistanceFabric with tight-weave so you can wear a backpack without risk of tearing.
Technical Informations

Sizing and fit information
Quite a close-fitting cut. The jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a thin second layer such as a micro-fleece.
2 hand pockets + 1 chest pocket with zip fastening.
Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
The product advantage
Thumb grip at the end of sleeves to prevent heat loss and more comfort in movement.
Thermal comfort and Windproof
Wind considerably increases the effect of the cold! With an outside temperature of 0°C and 20 km/h winds, it will feel like the temperature is -10°C. "Windproof" components help eliminate the discomfort linked to this "freezing effect". They are very effective at reducing heat loss by creating a barrier against the wind.
Water-repellent component (distinct from waterproofing)
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from becoming saturated, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. The fabric is made water repellent by treating its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes).
Weight425g in size L

Sizesfrom S to XXL


Also availablein blue
Information / Concept / Technology
Main fabric : 93.0% Polyester (PES), Main fabric : 7.0% Elasthane Yoke (General) : 88.0% Polyester (PES), Yoke (General) : 12.0% Elasthane


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My go-to jacket for 5-12 degrees temperature
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
For hiking, I wear this with a Forclaz Techwool 190 merino wool base layer and it keeps me at a comfortable temperature while I am moving.

I bought a fairly close fitting size, so that it doesn't flap about and am happy with this choice. It gives me about as much added warmth as a fleece, but with added wind protection and some rain protection, too.

I particularly like the hood, which is close-fitting and made from really thin material. When you are not using the hood, it doesn't get in the way at all. I sometimes wear a cap under the hood, to provide a brim - particularly when it starts raining.

The water repellency is good. I don't need to rummage in my pack for a waterproof at the first sign of rain. On a showery day, I am happy walking through 10-15 minutes of rain without worrying about getting wet.

The pockets are a good size. Large enough for a buff and gloves and still fit your hands in, or gloves and buff is one side with a hat in the other.

Below 5 degrees, I would wear this as a mid-layer and put a jacket over the top. Above 12 degrees and I switch to just wearing a shirt.

If I could change anything about this jacket, it would be the length of the sleeves. I don't need the long sleeves with thumb holes. I may cut them shorter and sew a new hem. Having said that, the material is thin enough that, even bunched up, the extra sleeve length doesn't cause a problem.
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