Forclaz 400 women's hiking rain jacket - Plum



Made for female mountain hikers seeking protection from the rain and wind, as well as a jacket offering good freedom of movement.
Extra stretch for freer movement. A waterproof, breathable, ventilated and stretch jacket at a competitive price. Sturdy and reassuring with its 3-layer component - it will accompany you everywhere.
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Waterproof3-layer membrane stretch fabric (10 000 mm). Seams and zips 100% waterproof.
BreathabilityHydrophilic coating (RET=6): limits condensation inside the garment.
VentilationUnderarm ventilation zips: facilitate moisture transfer.
Freedom of movementStretch fabric containing 13% elastane that is extremely comfortable to wear.
LightweightJust 570 g in size M.
Pockets3 secure pockets including one inner chest pocket. 2 mesh inner pockets.
Water repellentWater repellent treatment applied to fabric to prevent water saturation
Warranty2 Years
Technical Informations

Sizing information
Fitted cut to derive maximum benefit from the stretch fabric (13% elastane). Curved and feminine lines. Sized so that it can be worn over a second thin technical layer such as a microfleece or light down garment.
3D Hood
Attached. Height and depth adjustable with elastic drawcord and toggles. Stiff visor for maximum face protection.
2 external pockets with taped zip fastening for hands + 1 inner zip pocket + 2 "quick access" inner mesh pockets.
Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic drawcord and toggle.
Adjustable cuffs
Velcro tab fasteners.
Waterproof fabric
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed as a water column in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a 2000 mm waterproof rating can withstand the pressure of 2000 mm water (corresponding to about an hour of rain).
Garment waterproofing
Technology: this garment has been shower-tested using 100 litres of water/sqm/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains. the inner layer is a coating rather than a genuine layer
Fabric breathability
In addition to breathable fabrics, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its trekking jackets and overtrousers (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines). These ventilation systems allow you to regulate the temperature inside the garment and also to facilitate the transfer of perspiration generated by the body during physical effort.
Fabric with coating or a membrane
Coating: 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 edge, being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than coating.
3-, 2- or 2.5-layer fabric
"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 layer, 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.
Water repellent fabric
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water to 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). All Quechua's waterproof jackets have received a water-repellent treatment.
Additional recommended products
Forclaz Rain overtrousers protect the lower half of your body, forming a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain excursions. Care products: spray or liquid water repellent treatment in the washing machine. Helps renew fabric's water-repellent properties and optimise your garment performance throughout its life.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is allocated to help you more readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit:
Information / Concept / Technology
Main fabric : 72.0% Polyamide, Main fabric : 16.0% Polyester (PES), Main fabric : 12.0% Elasthane Coating : 100.0% Polyurethane (PU) Pocket : 74.0% Polyester (PES), Pocket : 26.0% Elasthane

Test Product
Quechua is based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, our design teams create and develop products that are beautiful, simple, and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field in collaboration with our technical partners and mountain professionals. We remain convinced that only through rigorous testing under real world conditions, like the ones you will be using them in, can we continue to provide you with better products than ever.

Stockage Tips
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.

Maintenance Tips
Wash at 30°C. Use liquid detergent, do not add fabric conditioner. Fasten zips and rip-tabs before washing. With each wash, renew the fabric's water repellent properties using a suitable treatment. A range of products specially designed to help you care for waterproof and breathable fabrics is available in all Decathlon stores. These products will help you optimise your garment's performance throughout its lifespan.


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