How can I be sure my jacket will give me proper protection in bad weather?
The 100 jacket was developed and assembled to the most stringent specifications to prevent water from entering and reduce wind chill so that you can cope with bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.) more effectively. To check that it is waterproof, this jacket was placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier has to cope with. We approved this product's waterproofing by skiing in different weather conditions for several days.
What is the point of the water repellent feature of my jacket?
The water repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without seeping in. The 100 jacket is equipped with water-repellent components that prolong its resistance to bad weather. This is an additional technical solution for staying dry for as long possible on the ski slopes. In order to remain effective, this treatment must be regularly restored using products sold in our stores.
"Coated" jacket: what are the advantages of this coating?
The coating is a waterproofing material spread over the inner surface of a fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapour produced by the body's physical activity to escape. So you stay dry for greater comfort while practising your sport.
How does my ski jacket keep me warm?
We use wadding for insulation to help keep you warm. This polyester-based synthetic material traps air, the quantity of which will depend on the size of the fibres. Wadding can be standard, high-tech or siliconised, each with its own specific properties: warmth, low weight, elasticity, etc. All the wadding materials that we use are made with recycled materials – usually plastic bottles.
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It is a product that lets the water vapour produced by the body during exercise escape, keeping you dry. 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. Wed'ze uses high-tech materials and features (zips, air vents, mesh) that help prevent condensation inside the garment. RET of the component of the 100 jacket < 12.
How should I dress to avoid feeling cold on the slopes?
To keep warm and dry, use the 3-breathable-layers rule: 1 skiing base layer, 1 liner jacket to keep warm and 1 ski jacket to protect you from bad weather.
Where can I put my ski pass when taking ski lifts?
You no longer need to get out your ski pass! Your sleeve has a ski pass pocket for quick access to the lifts.
A score to compare the environmental footprint of the products
The product's environmental footprint is calculated for its entire life 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 is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/