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Forclaz Men's MT500 Down Puffer Vest

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Warm and compressible, this sleeveless down gilet filled with 90% down and 10% feathers lightens the weight of your trekking bag, while providing good warmth.

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About this item:

  • Weight: 12.5 oz (355 g) in size L
  • Pockets: 2 x Zipped Hand Pockets I 1 x Chest Pocket with Zip fastening
  • Warmth: Wadding: 85% down / 15% feather. Fill power 660 CUIN. Jacket hem drawcord
  • Water repellent: Surface-treated outer fabric to prevent water from getting inside (PFC-free)
  • Compact design: Easily packs into its storage bag
Model: 8317724

Product Features

Forclaz Men's MT500 Down Puffer Vest | Our team of backpacking enthusiasts designed this RDS certified feather and down vest for hiking comfortably in cold weather.

Warm and compressible, this sleeveless down gilet filled with 90% down and 10% feathers lightens the weight of your trekking bag, while providing good warmth.

A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT500 Down Puffer Vest in use
A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT500 Down Puffer Vest in use


Wadding: 90% down / 10% feather. Fill power 660 CUIN. Jacket hem drawcord

Compact design

Easily packs into its storage bag

Water repellent

Surface-treated outer fabric to prevent water from getting inside (PFC-free)

Freedom of movement

It is sleeveless and lightweight, making it comfortable to wear while walking


2 zipped hand pockets. 1 chest pocket with zip fastening


This gilet weighs approximately 355 g in size L

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Everything's all right.

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good value for money

comfortable and warm

What I was looking for and Decathlon allowed me to purchase, used at the end of this winter, excellent, very compact, excellent storage in its supplied bag.

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hello, we are disappointed…

Hello, we are disappointed with this product. At the first wash, following the instructions (with a tennis ball to keep it fluffy), the down jacket did not return to its initial state and we had to try to move the foam in each part to spread it in the down jacket and finally, it was worn only once and is no longer used as of today. It's a shame because the design of this jacket is nice.

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Very satisfied and compliant…

Very satisfied and met my expectations

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Don't look elsewhere...

Don't look elsewhere, she only has good qualities.

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Nice body warmer, nice and warm and good quality.

Ideal body warmer. Nice and warm thanks to the down filling. I also bought this model a few years ago, but it was now worn out. I have therefore now purchased this model in 2 different colors and am very satisfied with it. The fabric is sturdier than another model I previously bought from Decathlon. Already worn for 2 winters and will last for a while.

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I recommend

Super light, comfortable and most importantly warm.

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everyday down jacket

I wear it every day


Very good garment

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Satisfying technical clothing

Product purchased more than 2 years ago and worn almost 8 months a year. Size a little small so take the larger size compared to a casual jacket. Concerning washing, it returns to its shape each time after wearing it for 1 to 2 days. A few feathers/down come out of the down jacket but nothing to worry about, it remains a durable garment. In short, this sleeveless down jacket does the job very well for its price.

Great product

Great product

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I recommend

Excellent jacket, light, warm.

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Padding: 90.0% Grey Duck Down, 10.0% Grey Duck Feather ; Lining: 100.0% Polyamide ; Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester

Why wear a down gilet?

A gilet helps to keep the body warm. It protects the chest, neck and kidneys as these areas are especially sensitive to chills. It’s sleeveless so it saves weight in your backpack, provides even more breathability during exercise and excellent comfort of movement when worn under a jacket. Worn underneath the MT100 down jacket, it can provide 6°C extra warmth when compared to a down jacket worn without the gilet.

The advantages of a duck down and feather filling

The filling power of down has 3 advantages for mountain sports: - Thermal insulation thanks to the air trapped in the down and feathers- Ultra low weight: down is lighter than synthetic wadding while offering the same degree of warmth. This saves even more weight in your backpack- Ultra-compressible

Inflating power of down/feather filling

The fill power is a measure of the down fts thermal insulation capacity and its potential to InchtrapInch air. It is expressed in CUIN (cubic inches). So, down with a higher fill power (higher CUIN number) will occupy more space, trap more air and provide greater thermal insulation. For this sleeveless down jacket, with its 85% down/15% feather filling, the fill power is guaranteed to be 660 CUIN or more (international standard).

Weight of the filling

S: 119 gM: 124 gL: 130 gXL: 136 gXXL: 142 gXXXL: 149 g

How to care for a down and feather gilet?

The down jacket can be worn throughout the winter and will certainly need to be washed. But the less you wash it, the more it will retain its thermal insulation and water repellency.Our advice: 1/Machine wash with a detergent suitable for down or technical garments, at 30°, with 2 or 3 tennis balls. Gentle spin between 800 and 1000 rpm. 2/ - Tumble dry on cotton mode with 2 or 3 tennis balls, repeat 2 or 3 times until dry.

A snag? here's how to repair your sleeveless padded gilet

A tear on a padded gilet can happen when trekking! The good news is that it can be repaired with a repair patch to prevent the tear from getting bigger or feathers from escaping.Don't you feel at ease carrying out this repair yourself? Don't worry! Some of our in-store Decathlon workshops offer a repair service to mend your padded gilet using a heat-bonded patch.

Water-repellent property of component (not to be confused with waterproofing)

The water repellent property of a fabric is its ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing itThis prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight and warmThe fabric of this down jacket is water repellent, however, we recommend that you wear a waterproof jacket over it during prolonged exposure to the rainThe fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface, however this property may deteriorate with useWe recommend that you restore it after each wash

How to restore the water-repellent properties?

Once you have cleaned your padded gilet, we recommend you use a water-repellent reactivator spray to preserve the hydrophobic properties of the outer fabric. This renews the fabric’s water repellent properties and optimises its performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.

Storage instructions

Store folded in a clean, dry place.Do not store folded in its storage bag.



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