Men's Ski Jacket 500 designed for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, practicing mainly on groomed slopes 1 to 2 weeks a year.
"The Slide 500 jacket has excellent waterproof properties, combined with a stretch component that guarantees great freedom of movement. Both elegant and hi-tech how to fully enjoy your day out
100 g/sqm wadding on the body. Suitable for 23°F to 14°F. Snow skirt.
Waterproof (Coating 5,000mm), Adjustable hood.
Breathable component facilitates perspiration wicking.
6 secure pockets, including 1 ski pass pocket, an inner net goggles pocket.
durable component. Double-stitched seams. Excellent stability after washing.
To face different weather (rain, snow, wind...), the 500 jacket has been developed and produced using a special component to prevent water from entering. To check that they are efficiently waterproof and watertight, these pants have been placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier may have to cope with.
Water repellent fabric
Water repellent fabric allows water to run off its surface without seeping in. The SLIDE 500 jacket is equipped with water repellent components which prolong the resistance to bad weather. This is an additional technical solution for staying dry for as long as possible on the ski slopes. You should repeat this treatment regularly using products sold in our stores to maintain these properties.
The coating is a waterproof "substance" that is spread on the inner side of the fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapor produced by an active body to escape. So you will stay dry and comfortable while hitting the slopes
Waterproof main seams
In addition to the waterproof fabric, we have enhanced the watertightness of the SLIDE 500 jacket with taped seams. These are waterproof adhesive strips fixed to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight.
These taped seams are present on the areas most exposed to snow. These are usually located on the shoulders and chest.
Wadding thermal lining
So that skiers feel "neither too hot, nor too cold", the garment must be able to adapt to the body's physical movement and the outside environment.
We use wadding for insulation to keep you warm. The wadding is a synthetic material with a polyester base that stores a greater or lesser quantity of air depending on the size of fibers used. There are different types of wadding, including standard, technical and siliconized, which all have different properties (for warmth, lightness & suppleness)
The cuffs have adjustable velcro tabs that go on or underneath the gloves providing a better seal so that snow or unpleasant cold draughts cannot get in.
What's more, given that the cold is a source of irritation, Wedze has added a soft fleece chin guard that protects your face to avoid any risk of neck and chin irritation.
Recommendation on thermal adjustment
Dressing properly on the ski slopes. In order to keep warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-layer rule. The principle is simple: Use 3 layers of fabric, each having a particular function. Your skiing base-layer and your liner jacket must produce and retain warmth. Your ski jacket will protect you from the weather conditions. All these layers should be breathable in order to evacuate humidity.
It’s the ski jacket’s ability to allow moisture produced during exercise to escape to the outside, keeping you dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, its evaporative resistance, called RET (standardized test ISO 11092), is measured. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh) preventing condensation inside the garment. SLIDE 500 Jacket RET: 12
This is the garment’s resistance to the wind. The fabric is made windproof by adding a coating or a membrane to the inside. When skiing on the slopes or resting on the ski lifts, protect yourself from the wind to prevent chills and make you as comfortable as possible.
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.Because sharp skis can sometimes damage or cut the lower parts of ski pants or ski jacket shoulder panels, Wedze has integrated high-performance reinforcements to prevent tearing as much as possible.
Your ski jacket features cuffs at the wrists. They prevent unpleasant cold draughts and snow from getting inside in the event of a fall.
Ski pass pocket
You no longer need to get your ski pass out because your sleeve has a ski pass pocket to allow you to access the cable cars quickly.
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with press snaps at the bottom of the ski or snowboard jacket. It prevents snow and air from entering during practice and especially in case of falling.
To optimize your jacket's performance and durability, we advise the following: Machine wash separately at 86°F. Synthetic cycle. Turn inside out. Use a small amount of detergent. No softener. Wring out manually. Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place. Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator. You can re-waterproof the outer fabric using an aerosol waterproofing spray for fabric. Read the care tag carefully.
XXS to XXL
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nPadding : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nMain lining : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nSecondary lining : 100.0% Polyester cationic
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